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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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Louis XV's Choisy commode

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Louis XV’s Choisy Commode




On 20 February 2014, Louis XV’s Choisy commode joined the collections of the Palace of Versailles.

Louis XV’s Choisy Commode

Unique bronze and lacquer decoration

This exceptional commode was made by cabinet maker Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus. Its black and gold decoration is made up of gilded bronzes mounted on Japanese lacquered screens from Louis XIV’s collections. Produced in 1744, it was delivered to the Royal Chambers at the Château de Choisy, one of Louis XV’s favourite residences.

From the Royal residences to the apartments of Mesdames

During the reign of Louis XVI, the commode left Choisy for the Château de Saint-Cloud. It was in the bedroom of Madame Elisabeth, the King’s sister, and then in Marie Antoinette’s chambers.

The commode in the apartments of Mesdames

Louis XV’s Choisy commode has now joined the collections of the Palace of Versailles, rounding out the furnishings in the apartments of Mesdames. It is now in Madame Victoire’s bedroom, daughter of Louis XV.

Donation by the Edmond J. Safra Foundation – 2014, thanks to the generosity of Mrs Edmond J. Safra, the Foundation’s President.

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