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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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Support of the Château de Versailles for the people of Haiti



The Château de Versailles shares the misfortune that has struck the people of Haiti.

The Château de Versailles shares the suffering, grief and misfortune that have struck the people of Haiti. The portrait of Jean-Baptiste Belley, which forms part of the collections of Versailles, has been placed symbolically in the upper vestibule of the Chapel with a text recalling the tragedy that Haiti is enduring and inviting visitors to show their generosity. Jean-Baptiste Belley was elected in 1793 as deputy for the island of Haiti-Santo Domingo, still French at this time, at the National Convention in Paris which abolished slavery on 16 pluviôse an II (4 February 1794). So he was a true hero of liberty, equality and fraternity. He belongs to the shared history of the French people and the Haitian people.

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Jean-Baptiste Belley biography and the notice of Anne-Louis Girodet's painting [In French]

Jean-Baptiste Belley painted by Anne-Louis Girodet in 1797 has been placed symbolically in the upper vestibule of the Chapel of the château de Versailles in homage and support to the people of Haiti.

© EPV/ Didier Saulnier

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