Concerts, operas, masked balls and shows : discover the programme for the 9th edition of the Festival of Versailles.
pyrotechnic Shows at the orangery
Marie-Antoinette, a Queen's Destiny: a fire and light show
In July 2019, Groupe F’s magnificent pyrotechnical show returns to the royal setting of the gardens of Château de Versailles Orangery! The fate of France’s tragic queen is presented over a background of magical pyrotechnical and light effects, highlighting the landmark dates of her life: from the Lisbon earthquake on the eve of her birth to Napoleon’s victories, without forgetting American Independence and the Battle of Valmy… In these four shows, firework specialists will take you on a journey through time in a scenography with fireworks, flames, videos, luminous characters and fire bearers celebrating the historical figure of Marie-Antoinette.
The show is subtitled in English.
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July - 10pm
In 2019 Les Fêtes Galantes, a formal evening at court held in the Hall of Mirrors, and The Grand Masked Ball of the Palace of Versailles are returning to allow you to experience royal splendour, if you are in period costume (obligatory).
The fifth edition's theme of the Versailles Fêtes Galantes will be Marie-Antoinette and fashion.
Dressed in a costume as fine as those worn in Versailles during its finest periods, you are invited to discover the refined and artistic atmosphere of the evening entertainments organized by King Louis XIV, an unforgettable and timeless experience.
Monday 27th May 2019 - 7.30pm
The Grand Masked Ball
Welcome to the Château de Versailles Orangerie and its garden for an unforgettable and offbeat festival night! Dancers, performers, and artists will deploy their talent through the evening in a staging designed for the third year running by the artistic director and choreographer Hakim Ghorab. DJ Michel Canitrot will keep you dancing all night under the eaves of the Orangerie and until dawn for an incredible after in the Ballroom Grove. Dress up in your finest baroque costume, put on your mask and take part in the Château de Versailles Grand Masked Ball for an unforgettable evening!
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - 11.30pm
For the very first time, Château de Versailles will be the exceptional setting of a performance by a legendary line-up of French electro musicians: Breakbot x Irfane, Busy P, Myd, So Me.
The four DJs of the Ed Banger Records label, a major figure of French Touch for more than 15 years, will have you dancing all evening to a memorable set, at the foot of the Hall of Mirrors.
Saturday 8th June - 8.30pm
fountains shows of Versailles
Every year the Musical Fountain Shows, the Musical Gardens and the Fountains Night Shows of the Palace of Versailles bring liveliness to the French style gardens, which are listed as a UNESCO heritage site, to the sounds of music by Lully.
There are 15 groves - little gardens at the heart of the French-style garden - created by André Le Nôtre, 55 fontains et basins, hundreds of statues that the Musical Fountain Shows allow you to discover, oor rediscover, with your family or friends.
From 2nd April to 29th October 2019
The Palace of Versailles presents many operas, concerts, gala evening and ballets in some of its exceptional sites as the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel. In May 2020 we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the inauguration of the Versailles Royal Opera : discover the 2019-2020 musical season programme.