With the reopening of the Estate of Versailles, (re)discover the emblematic locations of the estate and an exceptional programme during your next visit this summer.
The Palace of Versailles will be welcoming its visitors again from 19 May and sharing their stories from the last 70 years for the occasion!
Drawings for Versailles, 20 Years of Acquisitions
From 1st June, the Palace of Versailles is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the drawings acquired for its Graphic Arts Department between 2000 and 2020. On display in Madame de Maintenon’s Apartments, the exhibition will display some 100 works in pastel, gouache and watercolour presenting portraits and scenes of life at court.
The Lalannes at Trianon
From 19 June, the Palace of Versailles will have the honour of hosting “The Lalanne at Trianon” in partnership with Galerie Mitterrand. This exceptional exhibition will present works by sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne along a visit route that leads from the gardens of the Petit Trianon to the Queen's Hamlet.
Hyacinthe Rigaud or the Sun Portrait
The Palace of Versailles is presenting the first major monographic exhibition dedicated to the work of Hyacinthe Rigaud, “Hyacinthe Rigaud or the Sun Portrait”, until 13 June. Painter of the most famous portrait of Louis XIV, Hyacinthe Rigaud dominated the genre of portraiture for almost a century and redefined its codes.
The audio guides and tours for all these exhibitions can be downloaded free of charge from the palace app.
THE FOUNTAINS SHOW
Every weekend from 22 May to 30 June and then every day (except Mondays) in July and August.
Discover the magic of the Fountains Night Show on Saturday evenings from 12 June.
The South and Chimay Attics
Recently refurbished, the Chimay and South Attics were once used by Louis Philippe for the museum dedicated to all the glories of France. Visitors can admire these spaces on a guided tour with a new route. The first attic houses part of the collections illustrating the Revolution, the Directory and the Consulate. The Chimay Attic presents works on Emperor Napoleon, his great military campaigns, his entourage and society under the Empire.
The Sculptures and Mouldings Gallery
Beneath the vaults of the King’s Small Stables, copies of ancient Greek and Roman statues rub shoulders with originals from the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.
The opening of this space allow visitors to admire, among others, the Sun’s Horses and Apollo Served by Nymphs which are undeniably among the greatest masterpieces of French sculpture.
The visit route can also be downloaded free of charge via the Palace app.
GUIDED TOURS AND FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Discover the Palace on a guided tour and admire private and less well-known spaces such as the King’s Private Apartments or the Queen’s Hamlet.
Discover the themed tours for families organised on Wednesdays, at weekends and during school holidays and explore the collections in a fun and participative way with a mediator. Suitable for children aged 1 or more.
PREPARE YOUR VISIT
See the full cultural programme at the Palace of Versailles.
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"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.
Life of the estate
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
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