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Exhibition

Exhibition Horace Vernet

Exhibition held at the Palace of Versailles from 14 November 2023 to 17 March 2024

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PODCAST

The Palace of Versailles' podcast

The Palace of Versailles invites you to go behind the scenes of history thanks to new audio content available on all platforms (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcasts, etc.) and on the Palace of Versailles mobile application.

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Restoration

Restoration of Apollo’s fountain

Apollo’s fountain is now in major need of restoration. The gilded lead parts of Apollo on his chariot need to regain their lustre. Starting in December 2022, the sculpted group will be dismantled, lifted out by crane and taken to a workshop for substantial restoration.

Free access

From Saturday February 10th until Sunday February the 25th.

Opening of the Gallery of Coaches

Located in the the Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles, the Gallery of Coaches opens its doors to all, free of charge, every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 12.30pm to 5.30pm.

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guided tours

During guided tours, a speaker from the Palace invites you into lesser known locations otherwise closed to the visitors. You can also book online tours to discover the backstage of the Castle from your home!

Event

Long-format resources

The Palace of Versailles during the Second World War

There are some little-known pages in the history of the Palace of Versailles, and yet they are remarkably well documented. That of the Second World War is one of the most intriguing. Discover it through a web series and three new podcasts.

reopening

september 16 & 17, 2023

The Gallery of the History of the Palace

The Gallery of the History of the Palace was completely redesigned in 2023 to promote a better understanding of the history of the Palace of Versailles and the various modifications made to it over more than four centuries.

Show

All shows

The 2023-2024 musical season

The Palace of Versailles is hosting numerous operas, concerts, gala evenings and ballets in some of its exceptional spaces, including the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel. Check out the programme for the 2023–2024 music season at Versailles.

Program 2023

Equestrian Show / The Great Stables

Program of the National
Equestrian Academy of Versailles

Shows, visits and guided tours: discover the program of the National Equestrian Academy for the 2023 season.

Subscription

Subscription

The "1 year in Versailles" card

The best of Versailles for subscribers! For a whole year, benefit from numerous advantages thanks to the SOLO or DUO cards, and unlimited ticket access from only 65€.

Event

400 ANS : 1623 - 2023

Key Dates

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Palace of Versailles, discover the emblematic events that have marked the history of the Palace from the inauguration of the hunting lodge of Louis XIII to the present day.

Digital

The Palace of Versailles' Mobile Application

The Palace of Versailles' Mobile App

The app is completely free of charge. It includes the audioguide tours in English and an interactive map of the Estate.

Facilities

Facilities

Audioguide

To learn more about the Palace during your visit, remember to book the audioguide available in 12 languages. You can pick it up at a special counter in the Vestibule of the Gabriel Pavilion or book it online.

Mobile Application

Mobile Application

Rabbids at Versailles

The Rabbids have invaded the Gardens of Versailles! You have to repair the damage and flush them out to send them back where they came from!

Paris 2024

The Olympic Games at the Palace of Versailles

In 1682, the year the French Court was definitively installed at the Palace of Versailles, Louis XIV had the Great and Small Stables built to accommodate more than 600 horses. Horses have been a major feature at Versailles ever since, so it’s only natural that the equestrian events, as well as the modern pentathlon, of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will take place in the Park of the Palace of Versailles.

Exhibition

From 19 March to 23 June 2024

Imperial silks for Versailles, a collection from the Mobilier National

From 19 March to 23 June 2024, the Grand Trianon is hosting an exhibition dedicated to an exceptional commission placed by Napoleon I with the Lyon silk manufacturers for silks to refurnish the Palace of Versailles.

Exhibition

From 2 July to 3 November 2024

Majestic Horses at the Heart of a Civilisation

To coincide with the equestrian events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, to be hosted on the Versailles estate, the Château is holding a major exhibition dedicated to horses and equestrian civilisation in Europe – the first exhibition on this theme to be presented on such a scale.

Palace Museum, Forbidden City, Beijing

Exchanges between France and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

The Forbidden City and the Palace of Versailles Exhibition

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China by General de Gaulle on 27 January 1964, and as part of the Franco-Chinese Year of Cultural Tourism, the Palace of Versailles and the Forbidden City's Palace Museum will be holding an exhibition devoted to exchanges between France and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Spectacles

Live performance and VR

Monday 25th December 2023

Jean-Michel Jarre - Versailles 400

Come and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Palace of Versailles with Jean-Michel Jarre and his hybrid artistic creation, Versailles 400.

Opera in concert version

Tuesday January 30th 2024

Lully: Alceste

Created in January 1674, Alceste ou le triomphe d'Alcide is Lully’s second opera. With Cadmus et Hermione the previous year, he had offered Louis XIV the first ever lyric tragedy and whetted the royal appetite. Alceste is Lully’s first masterpiece. The King was already conquered: he had asked for the rehearsals to take place in Versailles and his enthusiasm was such that: “the King declared that if he was in Paris at the time of the performances, he would go every evening”.

Operas in concert version

Monday 8th January 2024

Gasparini : Atalia

Francesco Gasparini’s Atalia is reborn at the Château de Versailles. This is a forgotten masterpiece, an oratorio of great dramatic intensity and exuberant music; it is also the first oratorio inspired by a work of French literature, Athalie by Racine. This piece by the French genius of tragedy was in fact first performed a year earlier, in 1691, at the Collège de Saint-Cyr near Paris.

Concerts

Friday December 22nd 2023

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

In 1734 in Leipzig, Bach composed his Christmas Oratorio, consisting of six cantatas, for the Christmas season. Full of life and enthusiasm, this work magnifies the alternation of the great choruses typical of Bach's choral art, and the solo arias telling the moving and marvellous story of the Nativity and the recognition of Christ's divinity by the shepherds and the Three Kings. Valentin Tournet directs the Choir and Orchestra of the Chapelle Harmonique, which is well accustomed to the Royal Chapel!