From April 1st to October 31st 2023, enjoy the Musical Gardens and the Great Musical Waters in the gardens and groves opened for the occasion. Every Saturday evening from 10 June to 23 September, Friday 14 July and Tuesday 15 August, discover the Gardens in the evening with the The Night Fountains Show.
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.
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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!
Saturday 13 May 2023 from 7pm to midnight
The European Night of Museums is back for its 19th edition on Saturday 13 May, offering a unique opportunity for iconic cultural places through an immersive sound scenography. This year, the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Palace of Versailles is celebrated with an evocation of Louis XIV’s apartment evenings in the King’s Grand Apartment.
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.
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.
Equestrian Show / The Great Stables
400 ANS : 1623 - 2023
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.
14 Novembre 2023 - 17 March 2024
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.
A digital discovery
After highly successful runs in Singapore in 2018 (at the ION Orchard mall) and Shanghai in 2021 (at the Xintiandi Style mall) and Hong Kong in 2023 (Heritage Museum), the Virtually Versailles immersive exhibition is once again heading out to meet international audiences, deploying at Macau's Grand Lisboa Palace Resort from July 30 to October 15, 2023 as part of the Macau International Biennial of the Arts.
13 MAY – 17 SEPTEMBER 2023
This exhibition tells the story of the restoration work ordered by Napoleon to turn Trianon into a country residence for himself and Marie-Louise. Open to visitors from 13 May to 17 September at the Petit Trianon.
26 september 2023 - 28 january 2024
Hall of Mirrors
Operas in concert version
Tuesday August 29th 2023
Sunday 30th July 2023
Follow the Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Versailles on tour. The Royal Opera Orchestra of the Palace of Versailles, founded in 2019, brings together the best musicians from the most prestigious ensembles and orchestras across Europe.
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July 2023
Saturday October 7th 2023
The young Louis XIII came for the first time to Versailles in 1607, accompanying his father Henry IV on the hunt. In 1623 he decided to build a hunting relay there to spend the night. He slept for the first time in June 1624 in this royal country residence, which he rebuilt and enlarged in 1631: the most beautiful palace in the world is in the making, but already its exceptional location fascinates the French Sovereigns... 400 years ago!
From December 14th to 17th 2023
Coproduction Royal Opera / Palace of Versailles Shows, Festival de Danse de Cannes - Côte d’Azur France, Teatro Victoria Eugenia - Ballet T - Ville de Donostia San Sebastián, Opéra de Saint-Etienne, Theater Bonn – Allemagne, CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz.
Operas staged version
Sunday October 8th 2023
Considered Handel's most accomplished opera, Ariodante contains some of the most iconic arias in the Baroque repertoire. Yet it was only in 2018 that William Christie and Les Arts Florissants first performed this pristine masterpiece, which they revisit here for a new, youthful production.