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  • Exhibitions

    2016

    Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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  • Extramural Exhibitions

    2016

    Discover the extramural exhibitions of the Palace of Versailles

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  • A president at the king's

    De Gaulle in Trianon

    Until 9 November 2016, discover the story of Trianon as a Palace of the Republic.

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  • Olafur Eliasson Versailles

    Olafur Eliasson is the Palace of Versailles’ guest artist for the summer of 2016.

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  • The American Revolution

    From 5 July to 2 October 2016

    An exhibition on the occasion of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • The publications

    Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles

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  • Salles Louis XIV

    Reopening

    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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The 2014-2015 season

Operas, concerts and ballets: discover the programme for the 2014-2015 season

During the new musical season, the Palace of Versailles will be hosting a range of operas, concerts and ballets in exceptional settings: The Royal Opera, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, the Hercules salon and the Orangerie.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau's death, and a number of artists are paying homage to one of the greatest Baroque composers. From Dardanus to Zaïs and Les Boréades, there are many masterpieces to rediscover, with conductors including Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset and William Christie.

Legendary operas are being presented in the centuries-old surroundings of the Royal Opera, including Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Lully and Molière, Handel's Xerxès and Offenbach's Tales of Hoffman. Great masterpieces of sacred music are also on offer in the Royal Chapel, including Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem and Bach's Saint Matthew's Passion.

This programme includes the sublime voices of Nathalie Dessay and Max Emanuel Cencic and remarkable soloists such as Alexandre Tharaud and Emmanuel Pahut, for a glorious season of concerts and recitals. Unforgettable evenings will also be had in the company of the Monte-Carlo Ballet, the Malandain Ballet Biarritz and Ballet Preljocaj.

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