September 16 & 17, 2023 European Heritage Days

© EPV / Thomas Garnier

For the 40th edition of the European Heritage Days, the Château de Versailles takes you on a journey through 400 years of history! Exceptional night-time opening on Friday the 15th, and all day Saturday and Sunday!

Reopening of the History Gallery

Gallery of the History

© château de Versailles

During the European Heritage Days, the North Wing of the Palace will be open for visit free of charge. It will unveil the newly renovated and entirely redesigned Gallery of the History of the Palace. Composed of 11 rooms that retrace the history of the estate, this gallery offers an ideal introductory visit. 

The North Wing

© château de Versailles / Thomas Garnier

 Late Opening

On the evening of Friday September 15, discover the Château's history gallery free of charge during an exceptional nocturnal visit from 7pm to midnight! (last admission 11pm).

During this exceptional weekend, you can also discover certain historic galleries with student mediators, such as the Louis XIV rooms, as well as the Royal Chapel.

 The Crusades Room and the Royal Opera House

Don’t miss out! On Sunday 17 September, the Crusades Rooms and the Royal Opera House will be exceptionally included in the visit route!

Opening of the Royal Tennis Court

Throughout the weekend, the Palace of Versailles will also be celebrating sport by opening the Royal Tennis Court for visits. The setting of the famous oath that marked the start of the French Revolution in 1789, it was first and foremost a venue for playing jeu de paume, a game considered to be the ancestor of modern tennis and played by princes in the 17th century as part of their education.

The Royal Tennis Court

© château de Versailles / Didier Saulnier


Friday from 7pm to midnight (last admission 11pm): discover the Château's history gallery, the Crusades rooms and the Royal Chapel.

Saturday, 9am to 6.30pm (last admission 5:30pm): discover the Château's history gallery, the Louis XIV rooms, the Royal Chapel and, from 2 pm the Royal Tennis Court.

Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (last admission 5:30pm): discover the Château's history gallery, the Louis XIV rooms, the Royal Opera , the Crusades rooms, the Royal Chapel and from 2 pm the Royal Tennis Court.

Events at the Versailles Campus

The Versailles campus also invites you to celebrate all forms of living heritage during tours and encounters with the professionals who restore, renovate and repair heritage sites.

The EHD at the Versailles Campus

400 Years of History

In 2023, the Palace of Versailles is celebrating its 400th anniversary! For four centuries, Versailles has been a living heritage site, a place where the pages of French history were written through the ages. It is an exceptional testimony to France's cultural heritage.

Practical information

Location: North Wing (History GalleryLouis XIV roomsRoyal ChapelCrusades RoomRoyal Opera House) and the Royal Tennis Court
Access to the European Heritage Days tour: entrance via the Honour Gate then entrance H of the Chapel courtyard (visit accessible to people in wheelchairs)
Access to the Royal Tennis Court: 1 Rue du Jeu de Paume (visit accessible to people in wheelchairs)
Opening times: 7 p.m-midnight Friday September 15 (last access 11pm).
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (last admission 5:30 p.m.) Saturday, Septembe; 16 and Sunday, September 17. 
Royal Tennis Court opens at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday
Price: Free without booking

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The official Palace of Versailles app.

The free application of the Palace offers audio tours to accompany your visit to the Estate (Palace, Gardens, Trianon Estate, etc.) as well as an interactive map.

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