From Offenbach to Mistinguett
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.
Located in the the Great Stables of the Palace of Versailles, the Gallery of Coaches opens its doors to all, free of charge, every weekend afternoons from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
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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!
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.
september 16 & 17, 2023
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.
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
Shows, visits and guided tours: discover the program of the National Equestrian Academy for the 2023 season.
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 55€.
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.
The app is completely free of charge. It includes the audioguide tours in English and an interactive map of the Estate.
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.
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!
From December 16th 2023 to January 7th 2024
On the occasion of the holiday season, plunge into the baroque atmosphere of the Palace of Versailles, during an exceptional visit and show.
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.
Sunday November 25th 2023
To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, we have brought together the most famous pieces of music from the coronations of James II in 1685 and George II in 1727. The masterpieces by Purcell and Handel display an extraordinarily evocative force that is marvellously well-suited to the choir and the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal directed by Gaétan Jarry.
Opera staged version
From Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st January 2023
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.
Operas in concert version
Monday 8th January 2024
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.