The Palace of Versailles is offering visitors a new audioguide tour of the gardens’ extraordinary sculptures via the free mobile app, available in French and English. Follow the guide on the app.
Follow the audioguide on the app
Exploring Versailles through its sculptures allows us to appreciate one of the most beautiful pages in the history of French art. This new route dedicated to the extraordinary sculptures in the gardens of Versailles – available on the mobile app – is a chance to discover the meaning and history behind thirty masterpieces.
Download the mobile app for free to find the new audio-guided route, available in French and English.
Let the audio commentaries guide you and learn all the secrets behind each of the sculptures !
Open air musem
In line with the wishes of Louis XIV, Versailles was to become the largest open-air sculpture museum to ever exist. Today, 824 statues of all kinds still bring the gardens to life, more than 300 of which are made of marble, nearly 280 of lead and 100 of bronze and gilded bronze, as well as multiple casts – identical replicas of the preserved originals. This collection remains unrivalled, both in terms of quality and number of works collected and commissioned from the finest artists.
The gardens of Versailles are open daily (except in extreme weather conditions: snow, high winds), access to the gardens is free except on the days of the Fountains Show and Musical Gardens (included in the ‘Passport’ ticket)
More information about timetables and practical information here.
Sponsor a statue
A campaign to protect the marble sculptures has been running since 2008 in order to save the greatest masterpieces that are most at risk. The restoration of original works and creation of identical copies have been made possible thanks to the support of our many patrons.
"With the support of the State, but also of all the people who love Versailles, we are fighting. We hope to get through this difficult period without letting go of what makes the Estate’s core greatness, so that it continues to shine throughout the world ", Catherine Pégard, President.
Life of the estate
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
Make an online donation
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