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.
The Palace of Versailles invited electronic music composer Thylacine to spend a day and three nights recording in full immersion to the sounds of Versailles: clock movements, harpsichords, locks, creaking floors… a variety of sounds were picked out to compose “Versailles”, a new and original piece of music, available to listen to from 4 July 2019.
The project to restore the Dauphin’s apartment, which has been made possible thanks to the support of several patrons, is starting in October 2020 and will last 12 months (to October 2021). This restoration project follows on from the work on the Queen’s State Apartments and the Dauphine’s apartment completed in 2019
The organ of the Royal Chapel sits on the gallery above the altar in a splendid array of gilding and sculpted decoration. Its fascinating history, which began in 1679 long before the construction of the final chapel, continues today thanks to the skilled hands of those who play and maintain it.
The Palace of Versailles is offering a virtual reality experience with the application “Experience Versailles”, created with Fondation Orange, which allows visitors to relive the visit by the Ambassador of Siam to the Court of Louis XIV in 1686 and the Yew Ball held by Louis XV.