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Versailles Festival

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Versailles Festival

After its first two seasons rich in emotions, the Versailles Festival returns this year to the Palace of Versailles. A cycle of concerts, shows and events, an exhibition of contemporary art and the “Grandes Eaux” fountains shows give pride of place to the gardens of Versailles in this Year of Le Nôtre.

On the programme this year, discover The Royal Voices, a cycle of prestigious concerts and operas in the finest settings of the Palace and the gardens, a giant Masked Ball in the Orangerie, a night of splendour and wonder orchestrated by Kamel Ouali, and a Grand Royal Carrousel, an equestrian and pyrotechnical display inspired by the royal carrousels of the 17th Century.

To celebrate the Year of Le Nôtre, the 400th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre, the gardens of Versailles are given pride of place. Open-air shows alternate with the Grandes Eaux fountains shows which like every year enliven the gardens all summer, both day and night. Lastly, for the exhibition Penone Versailles, the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone sets his sculpted trees in the gardens to create an original

PROGRAMME

Les Voix Royales (Cecilia Bartoli)

The Royal Voices

31 May to 7 July 2013

The Royal Voices will resound in the finest settings of Versailles, from the Royal Opera to the Grand Trianon. The programme includes concerts, operas, an open-air concert and a ballet.

Programme of the Royal Voices

Le Bal Masqué de Kamel Ouali

The Grand Masked Ball

Friday 14 June 2013

After its success in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, the Orangerie of the Palace of Versailles is hosting once again a Grand Masked Ball, whose master of ceremonies this year will be Kamel Ouali.

The Grand Masked Ball

 

Le Grand Carrousel Royal de Versailles

Horses of the Sun - The Grand Royal Carrousel of Versailles

4, 5 and 6 July 2013

For the first time since 1686, the Palace of Versailles will be recreating a Royal Carrousel. The programme features splendid horses, baroque costumes and opera music.

Horses of the Sun

 

 



Penone Versailles

Exhibition: Penone Versailles

11 June to 31 October 2013

For its annual rendezvous with contemporary art, Versailles is hosting Giuseppe Penone in 2013. The artist will set his sculpted trees in the gardens of Versailles for an original encounter between the mineral and the plant world.

The exposition: Penone Versailles

Grandes Eaux

The Musical Fountains Show

March to October

The Musical Gardens

April to October

The Fountains Night Show

June to September

Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens

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