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Exhibition

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.

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Show

Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens

From 29 March to 31 October 2024, enjoy the Musical Gardens and the Great Musical Waters in the gardens and groves opened for the occasion. Every Saturday evening from 8 June to 21 September, Sunday 14 July, friday 28 June and Thursday 15 August, discover the Gardens in the evening with the The Night Fountains Show.

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Palace Museum, Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City and the Palace of Versailles Exhibition

As part of the Franco-Chinese Year of Cultural Tourism, the Palace of Versailles and the Forbidden City's Palace Museum hold an exhibition in Beijing devoted to exchanges between France and China in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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A digital discovery

Virtually Versailles

After highly successful runs in Singapore and Shanghai, the Virtually Versailles immersive exhibition is reaching out to international audiences at Hangzhou's Winland Center from May 2, 2024. A unique opportunity to discover Versailles from China.

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Life on the estate

The English version

The collection's website

Discover the collections of the Palace of Versailles through the new English version of the website. Containing over 60,000 works, the collections of the Palace of Versailles span a very broad period. The collections reflect the dual identity of the Palace, as both a palace occupied by the kings of France and the royal court, and later a museum “dedicated to the glories of France,” inaugurated by Louis-Philippe in 1837.

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.

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Open for free

Opening of the Gallery of Coaches

Located in the Great Stable of the Palace of Versailles, the Gallery of Coaches opens its doors on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of October, free of charge, from 12:30 to 18:30 (last admission 17:45).

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Tickets & prices

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!

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.

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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€.

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.

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Weekends

Opening of the Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery

The Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery, located in the Small Stables, opens its doors, free of charge, from 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm every Saturday and Sunday from April 1st to October 31st.

Spectacles

Operas in concert version

Thursday May 16th 2024

Cimarosa : L'Olimpiade

This seemingly inextricable plot grants Cimarosa the most extraordinary arias ever to be composed to this libretto, perfectly in keeping with the “Olympic spirit” of summer in Versailles. Christophe Rousset, the great champion of the Italian fin de siècle repertoire, leads a stunning cast in this bel canto tempest!

Operas in concert version

Friday May 31st 2024

Rameau : Les Boréades

Taking on this monument of French music, Václav Luks brings together experienced soloists and the skills of his choir and orchestra, all familiar with Versailles: their talent is admirable and Versailles owes this to Rameau!

Operas in concert version

Thursday June 6th 2024

Handel: Julius Caesar in Egypt - Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli wanted to pay tribute to the music with panache and the sense of drama for which she is well known: a musical event well suited to this queen of baroque singing, who performs Cleopatra with passion, grandeur and virtuosity!

Operas staged version

Saturday June 8th 2024

Their Master’s Voice – Cecilia Bartoli/John Malkovich : a gender duel

The Austrian writer and director Michael Sturminger will be tasked with creating this custom performance, presented first in Monte-Carlo and then at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, followed by the Barocchissimo event at the Vienna Staatsoper.