After more than three years of restoration work, the Queen’s State Apartment is being reopened to the public, providing a great opportunity to revisit three of the Palace of Versailles’ key female characters: Marie-Antoinette, who lived in the Queen’s State Apartment, Marie Leszczynska and Madame de Maintenon.
From the 4th of May to the 3rd of August 2019, the Upper Stone Gallery of the Palace of Versailles will be presenting a unique collection of architectural projects, which were developed for the Palace and its gardens between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The Palace of Versailles and Les Cristalleries Saint-Louis have joined forces to present the « Galerie des Rois » gift set, gathering four crystal tumblers inspired by decorative motifs at Versailles. Released as a limited edition, the gift set will only be available to purchase on a pre-order basis from 16 May to 30 September 2019. The profits will go towards the restoration and refurnishing of the Palace of Versailles.
From 16 April / The Palace
During the 42 years she spent at Versailles, Marie Leszczyńska had a profound impact on both the layout of the Palace and artistic life at the time. Her influence has inspired this dedicated exhibition, now open to the public.
16 April 2019 - 21 July 2019 / The Palace
Life of the estate
From 16th April
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.
Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts / 28th June - 11th november 2019
The Town of Arras, Hauts‐de‐France Region and Palace of Versailles have joined forces this year to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which ended the combats of the First World War. From 28 June to 11 November 2019, Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts is hosting an “evocation” of this major event in the history of the 20th century.
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Ducal Château of Cadillac / 12th June 2019 - 29th september 2019
The Ducal Château de Cadillac is a magnificent setting for the collections of the Musée National des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon, made possible by the latter's partnership with the Centre des Monuments Nationaux. This exhibition dedicated to Henri IV (1553-1610) will allow visitors to discover works currently held in storage that are being restored for the occasion and presented to the public.
Life on the estate
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.
The Palace of Versailles presents many operas, concerts, gala evening and ballets in some of its exceptional sites as the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel. In May 2020 we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the inauguration of the Versailles Royal Opera : discover the 2019-2020 musical season programme.
Discover the virtual exhibition "Sciences at versailles". Many of the most acclaimed scientists were part of the Court, and others came to Versailles for the ultimate honour of performing a demonstration for the king, the equivalent of a Nobel Prize.
The Palace of Versailles is offering a virtual reality experience with the application “Experience Versailles”, created with Fondation Orange, which allows visitors to relive the visit by the Ambassador of Siam to the Court of Louis XIV in 1686 and the Yew Ball held by Louis XV.