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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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Quelques images de la Cour Royale

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A monumental cloth in the Cour Royale



An original sponsorship for a monumental cloth

In the framework of the restoration of the roofs of the central section of the Palace, the Cour Royale (Royal Courtyard) of the Palace of Versailles is occupied until June 2012 by an immense scaffolding. By covering this structure measuring over 1,000 sq m, the Palace of Versailles wishes to greet all the visitors to the Palace with an artistic, monumental and surprising project that highlights its architecture and the gardens.

During the lifetime of this ephemeral work, the artist Pierre Delavie wishes to reintroduce nature into the architecture of the Palace by bringing together in a single image a dreamlike vision of the two faces of Versailles: Versailles the court and garden.

Nexans, a world expert in cables and a sponsor of the Palace of Versailles since 2007, has funded the execution of this artwork and thus participates in highlighting the campaign for the adoption of the trees, benches and statues of the park of Versailles.

Athem, in charge of the installation, supplied the conception of the artwork as its sponsorship through providing skills. The identical reproduction of the façade against the deceptive background of the park of Versailles surprises the visitor in a place initially dominated by stone. This architecture acts like a partition and reveals nothing of the gardens: the large perspectives laid down by the lime trees of the park and the disciplined nature of the groves where vases, groups of sculptures, statues and works by the greatest artists of the 17th century dialogue with the marble and stone benches.

The restoration work on the roofs of the central section of the Palace of Versailles began in 2008 and will be completed in spring 2012. It benefits from the sponsorship of the Monnoyeur group.

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