Partnership with Wikipedia
Contribute to Wikipedia
After Diderot’s encyclopaedia, Wikipedia comes to Versailles! You can share your knowledge by completing the articles devoted to the Palace. Discover also Wikimedia Commons.
The content of Wikipedia is written by people like you, the “Wikipedians”. Wikipedia would not be the largest on-line encyclopedia in the world without these voluntary contributors who keep adding verifiable information, images and data.
Contributing to Wikipedia is easy: just click on the Edit button at the top of each page or near each title to start the adventure. You insert your encyclopaedic information in the page, cite your source and then click on Save page: there, it’s online!
A special page has been created to welcome people wishing to contribute to the project of the Palace of Versailles on Wikipedia.
The editorial project on the palace of Versailles
Do you have knowledge, writings or books dedicated to the Palace? Are you fascinated by all the subjects relating to Versailles? Don’t hesitate to edit the articles devoted to your favourite subjects.
The “palace of Versailles project” is an editorial project on Wikipedia, launched with the partnership to coordinate the writing of articles for the thematic portal devoted to the Palace of Versailles. This page contains the tools that enable its participants to check on the progress of the work, as it is also a discussion forum where everyone can propose ideas and changes. This is where beginners and confirmed users can exchange views in order to build up the best encyclopaedic resources on Versailles.
Access the project
Latest changes to the articles dedicated to the Palace
Contribute to Wikimedia Commons
You can contribute to two Wikimedia projects: Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
Discover Wikimedia Commons
Did you know that when you see an image on Wikipedia, it is not stored on the encyclopaedia? Wikimedia Commons is an on-line media library holding all the images that it is possible to display on Wikipedia or another site. It contains over ten million files (July 2011) and all are freely usable by anybody, provided you cite the author.
Anybody can supply Wikimedia Commons with images, diagrams, photos, videos, etc.
The latest images put online
September 2013 : Aerial views of the Domain
Images and media promoted on Wikimedia Commons
On Wikimedia Commons there are three types of label based on the quality of the photos: featured images, quality images and valued images. These labels are awarded by a vote based on precise criteria and anyone can propose their own photos.
Last images put online
Images promoted in the framework of the partnership
Wiki Loves Monuments
Photo: The central part of the ceiling of the Battles Gallery in the palace of Versailles by -donald- (CC-By-SA 3.0) - Placed first in France in the competition of Wiki Loves Monuments
Featured articles and challenges on Wikipedia
There are numerous types of challenges and rewards on Wikipedia: the featured articles, the writing and translation challenges, the Wikicontest, etc.
The best articles, the ones that follow the Wikipedia criteria of being encyclopaedic, neutral and exhaustive, are hailed after a vote as being “good” articles, or for the most complete, “featured” articles. These labels reward the efforts put in by all the writers of the article.
Latest featured article
Discover the partnership
The Public Establishment of the palace, museum and national estate of Versailles and Wikimédia France signed on Monday 14 February 2011 a partnership to allow greater dissemination of the rich historical, architectural and artistic heritage of the palace and estate of Versailles. It is designed to facilitate the accessibility and the creation of contents on the theme of the Palace of Versailles on all the Wikimedia projects. One of the aspects of this partnership is the residence of a Wikimedian within the palace of Versailles from 14 February to 12 August 2011.
This partnership is open to all: discover its achievements and don’t hesitate to contribute! We count on you to participate in this tremendous adventure for sharing and disseminating knowledge!
Wikimédia France promotes in France the free dissemination of Wikimédia knowledge and projects: the celebrated on-line encyclopaedia Wikipedia, as well as Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource, Wiktionary, etc. A not-for-profit organisation founded in 2003, it acts as an intermediary between individuals or institutions and the communities of users who run the Wikimedia projects.