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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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Trains evoking the palace of Versailles



The partnership

Since 16 May 2012, the carriage interiors of some trains of the RER C rail line are completely decorated with views of the palace and gardens of Versailles.

In the framework of a partnership concluded between the Palace of Versailles and the SNCF, carriages completely decorated with views of the Palace will start running on the RER C line in 2012 for at least 18 months. The carriages will have views of different places and decorative features of Versailles adapted to their interiors to evoke the diversity and rich atmospheres of the Palace and its collections.

The reproduced views evoke key attractions of the Palace of Versailles, including the Hall of Mirrors, the Battles Gallery, the gardens and the groves, as well as more intimate places such as the bedchamber of the Queen in Trianon, the Cupid’s Temple and the Belvedere in Marie-Antoinette’s Estate, the peristyle of the Grand Trianon, the Library of Louis XVI and the Coronation coach of Charles X.

The first train with the views of Versailles went on the rails in May 2012. Four additional trains will benefit from the same interior decoration by the end of August 2012, enabling regular passengers of the RER C to enjoy a virtual visit and visitors on the way to the Palace to have a foretaste of Versailles.

Designed by: Encore Eux, based on photographs by Christian Milet, Jean-Marc Manaï and Thomas Garnier.

This operation is organised in partnership with the

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