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10th European Night of Museums

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Versailles by night

On 17 May 2014, for the 10th European Night of Museums, the Palace of Versailles will exceptionally be open for the night.

Soieries de LyonLyon silks in Madame Adelaïde's Bedroom

Practical Information

Date and Time
Saturday, 17 May 2014 from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am

Free admission

Visit
Self-guided visits of the Apartments of Mesdames, the Grand Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Only the Palace will be open for the 2014 Night of Museums; the gardens will be closed.


The aparments of Louis XV's daughters

For this 10th European Night of Museums, the Palace of Versailles will be open for a free visit to the most sumptuous apartments in the Palace after those of the sovereign, the Apartments of Mesdames.

Located on the ground floor of the central section of the Palace, they were occupied by Princesses Adelaide and Victoire, the daughters of Louis XV, for twenty years, from 1769 until the French Revolution. These apartments have just been restored and now contain the furniture and objets d’art that used to decorate it: a veritable hidden treasure that has finally emerged from the Palace’s storerooms. The visit will continue to the Grand Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors.

The Royal Family by Jean Nocret (1670)

 La classe, l'œuvre !

This year, the Palace of Versailles is once again supporting the “La classe, l’œuvre” (“A Class an Artwork”) operation organised by the Ministry of Culture and la Communication in partnership with the Ministry of National Education.

22 school classes from the Versailles area have discover Jean Nocret’s painting, The Royal Family. They propose an artistic production about this painting.

 

Further information at www.nuitdesmusees.culture.fr

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