UPCOMING EXTRAMURAL EXHIBITION
From 27 March to 30 October 2018, enjoy the Musical Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens in the gardens and the groves open for the occasion. During summer, every Saturday night discover the Gardens of Versailles differently with the Fountains Night shows.
From June to September 2018, an exhibition dedicated to Jean Cotelle the Younger will be on display at the Grand Trianon. The exhibition will feature some 120 works,paintings, drawings, engravings, miniatures and sculptures from public and private collections.
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.
From October 16 2018 to January 20 2019
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.
Discover the place that will host the next Congress, Monday, July 9th. Built at the end of 19th century, the Congress Chamber is still used today by the members of the National Assembly and the Senate when they meet in a "Congress" to adopt constitutional amendments or to hear an address by the President of the Republic.
Live the 3D experience
From 23d June to 23d August 2018 the Network of European Royal Residences organizes a photo contest on Instagram #EuropeanRoyalPalaces which will occur simultaneously in 11 royal residences through Europe.
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.
Instagram photo contest
From 30 June to 14 October 2018
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.
Within the framwork of its artistic, educational, and cultural missions, the Palace of Versailles is developing its educational actions, as it aims to welcome the largest possible audience and assure acess to culture for everyone.
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.