Concerts, operas, masked balls et shows : discover the programme for the 7th edition of the Festival of Versailles.

nights in the Orangery : pyrotechnic Displays

Louis XIV, the Fire King

For this evening at Versailles, Louis XIV, the Fire King combines fireworks, video and flame bearers: Groupe F celebrates the Sun King at the height of his glory!

July 6th, 7th, 12th and 14th 2017 at 10pm

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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Hervé Niquet, and his ensemble Le Concert Spirituel, will interpret an orchestral suite by Charpentier and Music for the Royal Fireworks, the great piece by Handel, accompanied by the Groupe F.

 June 30th, 2017 at 9:00pm

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Court costumes

In 2017 Les Fêtes Galantes, a formal evening at court held in the Hall of Mirrors, and The Grand Masked Ball of the Palace of Versailles are returning to allow you to experience royal splendour, if you are in period costume (obligatory).

Fêtes Galantes

The theme for 2017 : La visit of Peter the Great to the Palace of Versailles

Louis XIV instituted weekly « Soirées d’Appartement » during which courtisans enjoyed themselves in the most beautiful rooms of the King's Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Games, music, dances, and food in the most famous locations of the palace rapidly became the envy of all throughout Europe. During the Fêtes Galantes guests will relive these moments which animated Versailles from the Hall of Mirrors to the Royal Chapel for a unprecedented evening, featuring exquisite historic costumes.

May 29th, 2017 at 7:30pm

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The Grand Masked Ball

For the fifth year, the Grand Masked Ball of the Palace of Versailles returns!

Baroque Costumes, wigs, champagne and a club atmosphere… A night of revelling set in the impressive Orangery of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens.

June 24th, 2017 at 11:30pm.

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Gala Evenings

Gala evenings constitute the unique occqsion to appreciate the music of the greats : one of the most popular artists, Cecilia Bartoli will take you on a voyage through Italy with her Piano Recital. Two grand evenings will take place in exceptional locations: The Queen's Opera and the The Marble Courtyard.

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Royal Voices

Every Summer, the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles welcome some of the greatest international artists in a veried programme featuring concerts, operas and ballets. Here, the music is queen for an audience of music lovers hailing from all over the world who come together between the end of May and early July at Versailles.

The Programme


fountains shows of Versailles

Every year the Musical Fountain Shows, the Musical Gardens and the Fountains Night Shows of the Palace of Versailles bring liveliness to the French style gardens, which are listed as a UNESCO heritage site, to the sounds of music by Lully.

There are 15 groves - little gardens at the heart of the French-style garden - created by André Le Nôtre, 55 fontains et basins, hundreds of statues that the Musical Fountain Shows allow you to discover, oor rediscover, with your family or friends.

From March 31st to October 31st 2017

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Versailles Courtyard

The Fêtes Galantes in the palace courtyard

© A. Poupeney

The masked ball

The masked ball

© J. Verdier

Louis XIV, the King of Fire

Louis XIV, the King of Fire

© T. Nava - Groupe F

Musical Fountain Shows

Musical Fountain Shows

© T. Garnier

Fountains Night Show

Fountains Night Show

© T. Nava

Musical Gardens

Musical Gardens

© C. Milet