Till 14 March 2021, the Palace of Versailles will be presenting the first major monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Hyacinthe Rigaud. This most famous portraitist of the Sun King dominated portraiture for nearly a century and set new codes in the discipline.
Through our new partnership with the French American Cultural Foundation, American citizens can easily support the Palace of Versailles. During these difficult times, the Palace needs your support more than ever. Discover more on this Foundation.
LIFE ON THE ESTATE
The Palace of Versailles invited electronic music composer Thylacine to spend a day and three nights recording in full immersion to the sounds of Versailles: clock movements, harpsichords, locks, creaking floors… a variety of sounds were picked out to compose “Versailles”, a new and original piece of music, available to listen to from 4 July 2019.
Building the Palace of your dreams!
Life of the estate
Experience the restoration site
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
From 21 September to 23 November, the Palace of Versailles is running a Instagram photography competition around the theme of atumn. Take part for free by posting pictures using the hashtag #VersaillesFall on your Instagram account.
A “green lung” just 16 kilometres from Paris, the estate managed by the Public Institution of the Palace of Versailles draws a great many nature lovers and sports enthusiasts every day. Make the most of this exceptional natural heritage on your own or with friends, as a family or a club.