Entertainment and festivities added to the prestige of Louis XIV, from the beginning of his reign, Louis XIV gave particular importance to entertainment and festivities, which added to the prestige of his kingdom. He wanted the whole of Europe to recognise the magnificence of the festivities he presented at his court. Today, the Palace of Versailles continues this tradition and invites you to enjoy unforgettable moments.
Festival of Versailles, for one night only L’Orangerie du Château de Versailles spectacularly recreates with its elegance, whimsicality and pure drama, the greatest parties of Louis XIV with this majestic masquerade ball. The Festival of Versailles is proposing sublime experience with an exclusive packaget. In true Versailles style, all participants are required to wear full baroque costume of the highest quality. Become a courtier or feel like Queen Marie Antoinette at the French masquerade ball, join revelary for a once in a lifetime opportunity to party like royalty during an evening of decadence choreographed by King of Dance.
At dusk, the Fountains Night Show unveils the charm of the gardens of Versailles, just before The Fountains Night Show or after the Musical Fountains Show, dancers from the company L’Eventail and musicians from Les Folies Françoises invite visitors to accompany them from the Royal Apartments to the famous Hall of Mirrors. A circuit punctuated with theatre sketches portraying the customs and habits of the court in the 17th century.
The guide lead visitors into the gardens for a stroll through the bosquet, regaling you with the history of Versailles and the grand parties. Prepare to be amazed by the light show and artistic installations which have made the Musical Garden show so famous.
As the night draws in, visitors was lead to the Great Perspective to revel in the fabulous firework’s display. Lighting and stage effects artists and a group of fireworks experts, create a stunning ephemeral itinerary of visual, sound and aquatic installations with a fireworks finale under the starry sky of the Versailles Estate, to the sound of baroque music. As the final sparks fade into the night, that’s when the real party begins.
The Les Fêtes Galantes, a formal evening at court held in the Hall of Mirrors, and The Grand Masked Ball of the Palace of Versailles, allow you to experience royal splendour. An entertaining evening of demonstrations, vintage dance classes, a ball, firework display, with everyone dressed up in period costume. Dressed in a costume as fine as those worn in Versailles during its finest periods, you are invited to discover the refined and artistic atmosphere of the evening entertainments organized by King Louis XIV, an unforgettable and timeless experience. The period costume is a must.
Each summer, the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles host the greatest international artists in a program combining concerts, ballet and operas. As part of the Versailles Festival, discover a series of concerts in the most beautiful rooms of the Château de Versailles: the Royal Opera, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors. There are open air performance in the magnificent gardens of the Orangerie of the Château de Versailles and a new edition Grand Masked Ball in the Orangerie.
Top of the bill for this unique evening in an exceptional setting, at the foot of the Hall of Mirrors, on the Terraces overlooking the French style gardens of the most visited château in the world. The memorable Versailles electro with the Château de Versailles team is opening wide its garden gates to welcome thousands of clubbers from 8.30 pm to midnight.
In the Château de Versailles Orangerie and its garden, dancers, performers, and artists deploy their talent through the evening in a staging designed. Keep you dancing all night under the eaves of the Orangerie and until dawn for an incredible after in the Ballroom Grove. Dress up in your finest baroque costume, put on your mask and take part in the Château de Versailles Grand Masked Ball for an unforgettable evening.
After the ball at Mirror Hall, head to the VIP enclosure, and there are exclusive table. There you have access to unlimited refreshment and champagne, bringing to life the parties of Versailles, legendary for their decadence. From your prime location in the VIP zone, marvel at the dramatic entertainments every half an hour, showcasing the spectacular choreography from some of the world’s most renowned choreographers, invited just for one night to Versailles. Dance the night away to the modern flair of a top-notch DJ, whose beats keep you partying from dusk till dawn. with When you have finished with the night, your guide take you back to your hotel.
Dressed in a costume as fine as those worn in Versailles during its finest periods, you are invited to discover the refined and artistic atmosphere of the evening entertainments organized by King Louis XIV, an unforgettable and timeless experience.
Try baroque dancing and learn with the best dancers and performing a magnificent dance with them in the Hall of Mirrors. Go from the intimate music of a baroque drawing room to the religious atmosphere of the Royal Chapel, to discover baroque billiard, a revolutionary dance or a fashionable 17th century game, the owl game, after walking through the Hercules Room where dancers glorify the minuet.
The exceptional evening of Versailles Fêtes Galantes, the doors of the most beautiful rooms of the palace open before you for an evening inspired by the glorious times of the Sun King. You was guided by specialists in love with this exceptional place to discover or rediscover the private apartments: the King’s, Madame de Pompadour’s or Louis XV’s six daughters – Mesdames. The evening end with fireworks to be admired from the windows of the Hall of Mirrors after the grand ball.
The Grand Masked Ball
The royal festivals organised by the court in its time still resonate today everywhere in Versailles. Since its first edition in 2011, the Château de Versailles Grand Masked Ball has celebrated fanciful and refined nights which have become iconic. Dress up in your finest baroque costume, put on your mask and take part in the Château de Versailles Grand Masked Ball for an unforgettable evening.
Welcome to the Château de Versailles Orangerie and its garden for an unforgettable and offbeat festival night! Dancers, performers, and artists deploy their talent through the evening. The DJ keep you dancing all night under the eaves of the Orangerie and until dawn for an incredible after in the Ballroom Grove.
Musical Fountain Shows
Every year the Musical Fountain Shows, the Musical Gardens and the Fountains Night Shows of the Palace of Versailles bring liveliness to the French style gardens, which are listed as a UNESCO heritage site, to the sounds of music by Lully. There are 15 groves – little gardens at the heart of the French-style garden – created by André Le Nôtre, 55 fontains et basins, hundreds of statues that the Musical Fountain Shows allow you to discover, oor rediscover, with your family or friends.
The Musical Fountains Show invites visitors to stroll through the gardens of Versailles that the Sun King was so fond of. An invigorating walk past ornamental ponds and fountains, which for a few hours regain all the past glory and splendour of the court of Louis XIV, thanks to the expertise of water-fountain engineers. Waterfalls, jets and sprays of water spring forth in a crystal clear aquatic dance to the sound of music by Lully.
The Grandes of Eaux Musicales offer the opportunity to discover the French-style gardens of the park of Versailles designed by André Le Nôtre. Groves, ponds, the great perspective… watered to the sound of baroque music. The Musical Gardens event invites visitors to discover preserved areas of the Versailles Estate, with its French-style formal garden designed by the landscape architect André Le Nôtre. A chance to discover groves and other features on a musical promenade: sculpture, architecture, fountains …
Château de Versailles Spectacles is a private subsidiary of the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, Château de Versailles Spectacles’ mission is to perpetuate the tradition of shows and performing arts through exceptional events.
Louis XIV called to his court the most brilliant artists of his time and contributed to the advent of new styles. This royal setting fashioned by the arts was at the heart of the most splendid festivities. True to its history, Château de Versailles continues today to be the backdrop for a rich cultural life and a great variety of events.
Shows and performances are programmed all year long in exceptional settings – open air shows, Versailles Fountains Shows, costume receptions – and a musical season at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel of Château de Versailles, with operas, concerts, theatre and ballets, interpreted by world-renowned artists.