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    Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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    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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Introduction to the exhibition in video

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Restoration of the coronation coach of Charles X

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Departure of the coaches from the Palace

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Some works of the exhibition

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The palace of Versailles in Arras



Roulez carrosses !

From 17 March 2012 to 10 November 2013, the exhibition Roulez carrosses!, consisting mostly of exhibits taken from the collections of the palace of Versailles, will be presented in the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Arras.

Presentation of the works, videos of the exhibition activities... [French only]


The palace of Versailles in Arras

With the opening Roulez carrosses! (Coaches for courts!) the palace of Versailles takes part for the first time in a process of cultural decentralisation. In the framework of a partnership concluded in July 2011 with the region of Nord-Pas De Calais and the town of Arras, the collections of Versailles will be presented over the next 10 years in a series of 5 major and long exhibitions (18 months), in the Abbaye Saint-Vaast, Musée des Beaux-Arts of Arras.

 Solemn entry of Louis XIV and queen Maria Theresa into Arras, 22 July 1667 by Van der Meulen

Roulez carrosses !

Roulez carrosses! is the first exhibition in France consecrated to horse-drawn coaches. Covering over 1,000 sq m, artworks and objects testify to the functioning and development of these vehicles: paintings, sculptures, sleighs, sedan chairs and horse harnesses are presented, as well as several exceptional coaches such as those used for the wedding procession of Napoleon I, the coach of the coronation of Charles X and the impressive hearse of Louis XVIII.

These exhibits will be displayed chronologically in an innovative museographic setting combining reconstructions, animated demonstrations and multimedia. They will enable visitors to review the history of France from Louis XIV to the 3rd Republic, discover the links between the palace of Versailles and Arras, and learn about the functioning and development of horse-drawn coaches.

Sleigh known as the "leopard sleigh"

Practical information

Roulez carrosses ! at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras
22, rue Paul Doumer, 62 000 Arras

Opening times
Every day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (9:30 to 11:00 am for groups), except Tuesdays and some public holidays (1 January, 1 May, 8 May, 14 July, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December).

Full rate: €7
Reduced rate*: €4
Group (over 10 people): €5.50
Guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm (1h30): €5

Individuals : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras : 00 33 3 21 71 26 43
Groups : Tourist Office of rras : 00 33 3 21 51 26 95

All the practical information

The curators of this exhibition are:

  • Béatrix Saule, Director of the National Museum of the Palaces of Versailles and Trianon,
  • Jean-Louis Libourel, honorary Chief Heritage Curator,
  • Hélène Delalex, assistant Heritage Curator of the Palace of  Versailles.

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