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Tools and resources

Quels sont les différents outils et ressources pédagogiques pour préparer sa venue à Versailles et prolonger sa visite ?

ON-SITE TOOLS

Tactile models for everyone

Tactile models for everyone

A touch-sensitive system with samples of materials is proposed in the first room of the Palace History Gallery for disabled people and individuals. The Palace of Versailles offers two new systems in the Estates General room reserved to groups accompanied by a qualified guide, an external guide or a mediator to gain an understanding of the architecture of the Palace of Versailles.

Palace History Gallery

Palace History Gallery

Located at the start of the Palace visit, the History Gallery occupies 11 rooms.
It retraces the history of Versailles through works from the collections and 3D films explaining the stages of the Palace’s construction. New technologies are used to present a history of lost pieces of its heritage and to follow its transformations over time.

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ON-LINE RESOURCES

Cultural liaison portal

Cultural liaison portal

Developed in partnership with the Académie de Versailles and its Canopé network, this resource portal gives you free access to royalty-free documents for educational use only. It also offers documentation and educational files.

 

Versailles Media

Versailles Media

Thanks to Versailles Media, you can gain direct access to all the Versailles multimedia content in a single space with mobile podcasts and applications. This new platform not only lets you consult all this content on line, but you can also download it for free.

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The Versailles Collections

The Versailles Collections

The Palace has sought to put its collections on line to make them accessible to as many people as possible. With some 60,000 works, the Palace of Versailles’ collections cover a wide range of fields. Today, nearly 18,000 works are illustrated by high-resolution photographs giving a detailed view of the work, each masterpiece being introduced by a presentation text written by a curator. 

"Palace of Versailles" app: the official Palace tour app

This app accompanies you through the rooms. It tells you how the King and Court lived and presents some of the masterpieces. This app lets visitors prepare their visit easily, guiding them through the Grand Apartments, the Apartments of Mesdames and the Gallery of Battles, and gives a better understand the Palace.
Available in French and English, the app is free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

 

THE APP

"Gardens of Versailles" app: the official garden tour app

With this app’s 3D map and geolocation, the gardens of Versailles will no longer hold any secrets for you. The app offers audio and video comments prepared by the curators, gardeners, fountain engineers and architects at Versailles. A one-hour tour has been specially designed for young people following in the footsteps of Versailles’ fountain engineers.
Available in French and English, the app is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play.

THE APP
Palaces of Trianon app

Palaces of Trianon app

This new free application offers the visitors three different guided tours to discover the intimate history of these bucolic locations, with photos, videos and sound. The visitors can shape their own tour and locate the different sections of their itinerary on a map, thanks to geolocation. One of the routes, “Looking for Marie-Antoinette”, is dedicated to families and young children.
The app is available in French and in English free of charge in the App Store and Google Play.

THE APP
Anti-terrorist security plan To ensure the safety of our visitors

the Palace of Versailles is strictly applying security measures decided by the French authorities.

The measuresThe measures

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