Introduction to the exhibition in video
Treasure of the Holy Sepulchre
Gifts from European royal courts to Jerusalem.
Versailles in Arras
Roulez carrosses ! in the musée des Beaux-Arts d'Arras
Exhibition at the Estate of Madame Elisabeth
Discover the forthcoming exhibitions of the palace of Versailles
Extraordinary Within Ordinary
Photography exhibition by Ahae at the Orangerie Hall
Shows at Versailles
Discover all the musical programme
Equestrian Show Academy
A centre for equestrian shows and training, directed by Bartabas
Centre de musique baroque
Missions and program for the musical season 2012 - 2013
Concerts, operas, masked ball, royal carrousel and contemporary art : discover the programme.
Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles
Versailles in comic strip form
A co-edition palace of Versailles/Glénat
Trains evoking Versailles
Trains evoking the palace of Versailles
Palace History Gallery
Opening of the Palace History Gallery of Versailles
A year to celebrate Le Nôtre
In 2013, the Palace of Versailles is paying tribute to André Le Nôtre, the creator of the gardens.
Lire au jardin 2013
Reading in the Garden
Versailles the other visit
A web-documentary about the unknown objects of Versailles.
The Water Theatre grove
A contemporary garden for the Water Theatre grove
The acquisitions of the Palace
The last acquisitions of the palace of Versailles
Archaeology in Versailles
20 years of archaeological excavations in Versailles
Symposiums and workshops
The scientific activities of the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles
Restoration and refurnishing
Find out about restoration and refurnishing work under way at the palace of Versailles
Restoration of the Belvedere
Restoration of the Belvedere and the Rock in the Estate of Marie-Antoinette.
Official opening of the restored and refurnished Mercury Salon
Restoration of the Latona Fountain
The apartments of Mesdames
Re-opening of the the newly restored and refurnished apartments of Mesdames
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.
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.
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.
Roulez carrosses ! at the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras
22, rue Paul Doumer, 62 000 Arras
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: