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  • Exhibitions


    Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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  • Extramural Exhibitions


    Discover the extramural exhibitions of the Palace of Versailles

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  • Festivities and Entertainment

    The infinite variety and ingenuity of entertainment provided at Court.

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  • The publications

    Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles

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  • Salles Louis XIV


    In prelude to the visit to the Grands Apartements, the restored Louis XIV Rooms are now open.

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  • The Coach Gallery

    Reopening on 10 May 2016

    The collection of coaches will be exhibited in an entirely redesigned space.

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  • Redevelopment of the Pavillon

    A new visitors’reception area

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  • The Queen's State Apartment

    Closed for works

    New visitor tour from 5th January 2016

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  • Versailles in photo in CDG

    A photo exhibition dedicated to the Palace of Versailles organized in the airports of Paris

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  • Restoration and refurnishing

    Restoration and refurnishing works at the palace of Versailles

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  • The acquisitions of the Palace

    The last acquisitions of the palace of Versailles

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  • Archaeology in Versailles

    20 years of archaeological excavations in Versailles

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  • Symposiums and workshops

    The scientific activities of the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles

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  • Concerts in videos

    Discover the concerts recorded at the Palace of Versailles

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  • Centre de musique baroque

    Missions and program for the musical season

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  • Equestrian Show Academy

    A centre for equestrian shows and training, directed by Bartabas

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  • Versailles Festival 2016

    Versailles Festival 2016

    Concerts, operas, masked balls and shows : discover the programmation.

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Opening of the Palace History Gallery of Versailles




On 14 June 2012, the palace of Versailles opens to the public the Palace History Gallery, in partnership with Google.

What did Versailles look like before Louis XIV? How did the small hunting lodge of Louis XIII become the largest palace in Europe? What embellishments did the young Sun King want in his palace of festivities and amusements? Did you know that the Hall of Mirrors was originally a terrace overlooking the gardens?

The palace of Versailles is a unique place, a royal residence, a history museum and a Republican palace. But are you familiar with all the key developments of its long history? To accompany the six millions visitors from all over the world who discover it each year and enable them to better understand how it grew over the centuries, the Palace of Versailles, in partnership with Google, decided to create the Palace History Gallery.

The Palace History Gallery, which opens to the public on 14 June 2012, consists of eleven rooms which explain to visitors – as a prologue to their visit to the Grand Apartments – the richly varied functions of the places they are about to explore. The Gallery combines the presentation of the collections of Versailles with physical scale models and striking 3D reconstructions.

This presentation is backed up by a website dedicated to the history of the Palace – www.versailles3d.com – which puts at the service of the project the latest technological tools developed by Google’s engineers.

The Palace History Gallery and the website www.versailles3d.com are essential educational and cultural mediation tools designed to improve the understanding of Versailles by its visitors and by all those interested in this ancient residence of the kings of France.

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