The Napoleon Rooms are open from Tuesday to Sunday for guided tours and the Chimay rooms are open on Saturdays and Sundays for everyone.
This summer 2021, there will be a special opening at the Palace of Versailles of the Napoleon Rooms in the attic of the South Wing – an integral part of the Historic Galleries converted by Louis-Philippe. Visitors will be able to visit in guided tours the Palace’s collection – the world’s largest – of Napoleonic works, including historical paintings and painted and sculpted portraits.
These rooms tell the story of the key events of the Empire period in a chronological and themed presentation – from the establishment of the regime in May 1804 up to its fall, during the first abdication in 1814 and then the defeat at Waterloo on 18 June 1815.
The whole south Attic may be visited with dedicated guided tours from Tuesday to Sunday and the Chimay attic is open to all on Saturdays and Sundays during normal Palace opening hours
A couple artworks from the South Attic
From 19 November 2019 to 15 March 2020, the Africa and Crimea Rooms will play host to the “Versailles Revival” exhibition, looking at how, between 1867 and 1937, the Palace ignited passions for Versailles in its Ancien Régime version as it underwent an extensive programme of restoration and refurbishment.
"With the support of the State, but also of all the people who love Versailles, we are fighting. We hope to get through this difficult period without letting go of what makes the Estate’s core greatness, so that it continues to shine throughout the world ", Catherine Pégard, President.
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