From its location in the heart of a vast forest in the Ile-de-France region, the Palace of Versailles has always fostered a new relationship with the animal kingdom. From animals as objects to be studied or collected to those used as political attributes and symbols of power, what were the relationships between the Court and the domestic, wild and exotic species of the animal world?
The Chimay attic and the south attic
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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!
The project to restore the Dauphin’s apartment, which has been made possible thanks to the support of several patrons, is starting in October 2020 and will last 12 months (to October 2021). This restoration project follows on from the work on the Queen’s State Apartments and the Dauphine’s apartment completed in 2019
Tuesday January 25th 2022
In Baroque Europe, the castrati had an extraordinary place as the first 'stars' in the history of music. Enjoy the talents of Filippo Mineccia, Samuel Mariño and Valer Sabadus at the Royal Opera House.
Operas in concert version
Wednesday January 26th 2022
Based on the myth of Orpheus trying to rescue his wife Eurydice from the Underworld, Orfeo was a milestone in the history of music, marking the musical end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Baroque, placing 'the individual at the centre of the new musical world'.
Opéras en version de concert
Friday January 28th 2022