The Coach Gallery

Museum ,  Science and technology ,  Transportation at Versailles
RMN-Grand Palais Gérard Blot
RMN-GP Château de Versailles Gérard Blot
Victor Tonelli Académie équestre nationale du domaine de Versailles
DR Château de Versailles
Jean-Marc Manaï château de Versailles
RMN-Grand Palais Gérard Blot
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  • The Coach Museum allows you to discover one of the biggest collection of Europe.
    Built by J. Hardouin-Mansart between 1679 and 1682, the Coach Museum hosts a collection of Ancien Régime and Empire carriages assembled by the king Louis-Philippe.

    Real masterpieces made by the best artists of that time, these carriages are also a manifest of an extraordinary technological advance of the time with the evolution of techniques : traction, suspension, first coupés, convertibles, but also evolution of comfort.

    This re-opening allows you to admire gala berlins ordered for the marriage of Napoleon the 1st, Louis XVIII's funeral coach, the one from Charles X's coronation, Marie-Antoinette's kids carriages, others from the Third Republic, and even lovely sleighs and Eighteenth Century sedan chairs.

    Completely restored, the Coach Museum spans on nearly 1000m². The museography and the new lighting enhance these wood and golden bronze masterpieces while respecting the architecture and the spirit of the place.
  • Spoken languages
  • Rates
  • Free
Openings
Openings
  • All year
  • * April to October from 12:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. November to March from 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
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