André Le Nôtre in perspectives
Exhibition in the Africa rooms
Discover the forthcoming exhibitions of the palace of Versailles
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
Shows at Versailles
Operas, concerts and ballets: discover the programme
Catalogue of the publications of 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.
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
Versailles in comic strip form
A co-edition palace of Versailles/Glénat
The Gabriel Chandelier
Installation of the Gabriel Chandelier, first permanent contemporary artwork
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
Restoration and refurnishing works 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
Founded in 2003 in the Grande Écurie (royal stables) of the Château de Versailles, the Académie du spectacle équestre (Equestrian Arts Academy) introduced a major innovation into the live entertainment sector. This high-level further education institution gives pride of place to training for shows displaying the equestrian arts.
The Academy is an institution dedicated to excellence based on the transmission of know-how and the reciprocal fertilization of various artistic disciplines. A place of creativity which it shares with the public, it is the result of a unique adventure that puts the spotlight on the equestrian arts in a very contemporary dimension.
Bartabas, the founder of this project, took over these royal stables as the scene for his 21st century choreography. This rider had dreamed of creating his own equestrian ballet group, an exceptional troupe in which each performer could reveal their talent and surpass themselves in original and unusual artistic scenarios.
On Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on some Thursdays during the year, the Academy proposes its repertory show La Voie de l’écuyer, which is presented in a new revamped version each year, combining the art of dressage, song, artistic fencing, Kyudo – Japanese archery – and dance. The public can also attend the Academy’s morning working sessions, Les Matinales des écuyers (Riding Matinees).
Apart from its presence in Versailles, the Academy also presents La Voie de l’écuyer around France and abroad. The troupe likewise puts on original shows, usually in untypical venues and in collaboration with artistes from very varied horizons.
All the information you need on the Equestrian Arts Academy: www.acadequestre.fr