The Palace of Versailles is holding a photography contest on Instagram with the hashtag #VersaillesReflections from 1st June to 31st August 2018. You can now discover the selection. 

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Reflections of Versailles

Reflections are everywhere in Versailles. The Palace itself is a reflections of power, art, excellence, passion and of its builder's genius.This summer, get lost the Palace's rooms and in the garden's alleys. Capture the most beautiful reflections and share them with us.


How the contest RUNS

  1. Follow the Instagram account: @chateauversailles 
  2. Publish your photos using  #VersaillesReflections
  3. Identify the Palace’s account in each photo.

A jury composed of Catherine Pégard, President of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, the Palace of Versailles' professional photographers and the @chateauversailles Instagram team will select 15 winning photos (from 15 different participants). The winning shots will be chosen based on the following criteria:

The 15 winning photos will be published on the @chateauversailles Instagram account and on

The 15 winners will be invited to a photography session and stroll in the form of an InstaMeet during a special evening event on the 13th of June 2018 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Accompanied by the Palace’s team of instagramers, they will have the opportunity to photograph iconic locations of the Palace, with the option to invite one guest of their choosing.

Prizes and regulations


Our previous contests

Lights of Versailles

At daybreak in the Gardens of Versailles, sunbeams warm fountains and groves with their golden light, gently awaken sculptures and break through the somptuous windows of the Palace. An inexhaustible source of photographic inspiration, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles are full of surprises. This winter, and until May, capture the light at Versailles in all its magnificence and show us your favourites.

The jury got together on Wednesday 23d of May to designate the winners of the contest. All jury members were astonished by the creativity and quality of the photographs. At the end of the debates 15 pictures distinguished themselves and allowed those who took them to win the contest. The jury congratulates them and thansk them for their participation.

Discover the winning pictures :

















This light themed  contest was a great success on Instagram. A lot of beautiful pictures were taken.

Discover all the pictures #VersaillesLight



Versailles Gardens App

Versailles Gardens App

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Palace of Versailles App

Palace of Versailles App

The official Palace of Versailles visitor app.