The Palace of Versailles is holding a photography contest on Instagram with the hashtag #VersaillesSouvenir from 18th March to 5th May 2019.

Follow @chateauversailles on Instagram

Versailles souvenir

A walk with family through the Gardens, a visit to the Palace, a moment with friends in the Park… in the course of seasons, the estate of Versailles is witness to these life moments. This spring, capture your most beautiful moment at Versailles or share your greatest souvenir photo, trace of the bond between you and the place. A staging, a selfie, a landscape or a natural picture, share your souvenir of Versailles.


How the contest RUNS

  1. Follow the Instagram account: @chateauversailles 
  2. Publish your photos using  #VersaillesSouvenir
  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 12 winning photos (from 12 different participants). The winning shots will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • compatibility with the theme of “Versailles Souvenir”
  • technical quality of the photo
  • originality of approach and artistic value

The 12 winning photos will be published on the @chateauversailles Instagram account and on

The 12 winners will be invited to a photography session and stroll in the form of an InstaMeet during a special evening event on the 5th of June 2019 from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm. 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


The Palace of Versailles mobile app.

The app includes the audioguide tour of the Palace and an interactive map of the Estate. It can be used without an Internet connection.

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