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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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Shows at the palace of Versailles



The musical season

Insula Orchestra Béjart Ballet Lausanne Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Patricia Petibon

For the 2012 – 2013 musical season, the Palace of Versailles will be hosting numerous operas, concerts and ballets in exceptional settings: the Royal Opera, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, the Hercules Salon and the Crusades Rooms. 

This year, come to discover or rediscover great operas including Alessandro by Handel performed by Max Emanuel Cencic and Vivica Genaux and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Lully directed by Denis Podalydès in the Royal Opera of Versailles.

Concerts will throw new light on their setting in the Hall of Mirrors, such as the virtuoso recital given by Patricia Petibon, or in the Royal Chapel, with compositions by Mozart and Schubert conducted by Laurence Equilbey.

For Holy Week, sacred music will fill the Royal Chapel, such as the Te Deum by Lully and Charpentier and the Stabat Mater by Pergolese.

Lastly, ballet companies will take over the stage of the Royal Opera, such as the Béjart Ballet Lausanne which returns to Versailles and the Malandain Ballet Biarritz with Cinderella.


Complete musical programme

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