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  • Exhibitions

    2016

    Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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  • Extramural Exhibitions

    2016

    Discover the extramural exhibitions of the Palace of Versailles

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  • A president at the king's

    De Gaulle in Trianon

    Until 9 November 2016, discover the story of Trianon as a Palace of the Republic.

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  • Olafur Eliasson Versailles

    Olafur Eliasson is the Palace of Versailles’ guest artist for the summer of 2016.

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  • The American Revolution

    From 5 July to 2 October 2016

    An exhibition on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • The publications

    Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles

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  • Salles Louis XIV

    Reopening

    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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Extramural Exhibitions

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Current and upcoming exhibitions

Programme of the extramural exhibitions of the Palace of Versailles.

Upcoming exhibitions

 

Louis XV (Augustin-Oudart Justinat), Madame (Jean Nocret), Marie-Louise (Joseph Franque)

The Taste for Jewellery. From Versailles to the Tuileries.

Château d’Angers, in partnership with the CMN

2016 – februar 2017 

Different types of finery will be evoked by thirty or so paintings showing necklaces, rings and earrings, shoe and belt buckles and medallions decorated with diamonds and stones. The exhibition visit and catalogue will explore the direct links between jewellery and clothing as well as their different roles, such as diplomatic gifts between European courts and New Year presents for members of the royal family. The exhibition will be based on a study of the inventories and registers of gold and silversmiths and suppliers to the Crown. Last but not least, the approach will also allow a better understanding of the role of jewellery in portraits.

Marie-Antoinette

Mori Arts Gallery Center of Tokyo

25 October 2016 – 26 February 2017

After France, Japan is without a doubt the country where the figure of Marie-Antoinette is most popular, notably through films and manga characters. The Palace of Versailles presents an exhibition dedicated to the queen, lasting nearly four months. Through a number of masterpieces from the Versailles collections and loans from other public and private collections in France and abroad, the exhibition will offer an evocation of the life of the princess, from her youth in Vienna up to her tragic death. Portraits of the queen and members of the royal family by the greatest portrait artists of the Court – notably including François-Hubert Drouais, Louis Michel Vanloo and Joseph Siffred Duplessis – will allow visitors to become familiar with the circle in which Marie-Antoinette lived in France, such as King Louis XV and the Counts of Provence and Artois. Official and more personal portraits, including the one of her Children of France, by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun, will be exhibited. Aided by the royal administration of the Crown Furniture Store-House, Marie-Antoinette assembled around herself the most talented craftsmen to create furniture and precious objects, such as the woodworker Jean Henri Riesener, cabinet-makers such as Georges Jacob and bronze workers like Pierre-Philippe Thomire, several of whose creations are exhibited. Last but not least, sculpted busts and pieces from the royal porcelain factory in Sèvres will complete the collection.

Versailles in Canberra
Versailles: Treasures from the palace 

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
December 9 2016 - April 17 2017
Curator: Béatrix Saule, Director and General Curator of the National Museum of the Palaces of Versailles and Trianon

This exhibition presents for the first time in Australia the treasures of the Palace of Versailles. Paintings, sculptures, furnishings… Versailles is shown in all its riches and diversity which are its masterpieces. This encounter with Versailles provides an opportunity to appreciate the know-how and talents of the artists and crafts people who made Versailles what it is and carried its renown far and wide. The exhibition has been designed as a tour leading the visitor all the way through the reign of Louis XIV to the times of the French Revolution. The visitors can discover the works of art by the finest artists, crafted in the most precious materials, such as the bust of Louis XIV which initially stood in the Ambassadors’ Staircase, the monumental tapestries from Les Gobelins, the Dauphin’s Desk, the original sculpture of the Latona Fountain, or the porcelain of Marie-Antoinette.

More informations on the website of the National Gallery of Australia

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