From 6 October 2018 to 4 February 2019, the Palace of Versailles will be holding a major exhibition devoted for the first time to Louis Philippe I and his decision to convert the former royal residence of Versailles into a museum dedicated to the history of France, inaugurated in 1837.
For its eleventh exhibition of contemporary art, the Palace of Versailles invites the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto this autumn in a new emblematic place. The Japanese artist will invest the gardens of the estate of Trianon inviting art, architecture and performance.
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.
A remarkable commode by Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806) made for Madame Adélaïde in 1776 has been acquired thanks to the Friends of Versailles Society, in the latter’s biggest patronage effort since its foundation.
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Life on the estate
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.
The European Royal Residences Association, including the Palace of Versailles and in partnership with Google Cultural Institute, is holding a virtual exhibition titled "A Place at the Royal Table" as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.
The organ of the Royal Chapel sits on the gallery above the altar in a splendid array of gilding and sculpted decoration. Its fascinating history, which began in 1679 long before the construction of the final chapel, continues today thanks to the skilled hands of those who play and maintain it.
In order to enhance conditions for visitors and preserve our heritage, major work on fire safety standards, utility network renovation and air treatment improvement began in January 2016 in the four rooms of the Queen’s State Apartment.
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.
The Palace of Versailles presents many operas, concerts, gala evening and ballets in some of its exceptional sites: the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel. Discover the 2018-2019 musical season programme of Château de Versailles Spectacles’ 10th season since the reopening of the Royal Opera in 2009.
Thanks to an unprecedented combination of photographic material and original records safeguarded in the museum archives and at the French National Library, you can discover how the Palace of Versailles lived through the 14-18 War. In partnership with the French National Library, Gallica.
Life on the estate
Workshops for all
The Palace of Versailles now has a new area for educational activities. Located in the South Wing, this entirely customisable, 270-m2 workshop space can welcome up to 30,000 people per year: school groups, teachers, disabled and socially excluded groups, as well as families.