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.
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
From 4th May to 13th July / Around the Palace
The Architecture and Landscape Biennale is an ideal opportunity to discover one of the most magnificent stores of sculptures from the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre Museum in the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery, a spectacular mineral space designed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, First Architect to Louis XIV.
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.
Sunday May 26th 2019
Over two centuries, many Flemish composers lived in Spain. This program will confront these exchanges and the close artistic relationships created over the years between the two cultures: a Mediterranean local one and a foreign one from the North of Europe.
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.
Life on the estate
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.