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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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One Hundred Recipes from the Time of Louis XIV



100 Recipes from the Time of Louis XIV

100 recipes inspired by the “Great Century” to get a taste of dishes at the source of our cuisine 400 years after they were created.

The cookbook is available in French and English from the online shop.

Gastronomy was an essential part of life at the Court of Versailles. The royal tables were lavishly set under the different kings, helping to assert royal power. The reign of Louis XIV saw the development of a lavish, refined cuisine bearing the seeds of modern gastronomy.

The dishes in this book are based on recipes developed in the 17th century by great chefs: La Varenne (Le Cuisinier françois, Le Pâtissier françois), Pierre de Lune (Le Cuisinier, Le Nouveau et parfait cuisinier) and Massialot (Le Cuisinier roïal et bourgeois, L'Escole parfaite des Officiers de bouche). The ingredients and cooking methods have been adapted to contemporary products and utensils in order to make the recipes easy to prepare.

To whet your appetite, the following pages unveil the mouth-watering secrets of three dishes: asparagus omelette, braised chicken and pear pie.


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