The court of Louis XIV was famous for its lavish entertainment and festivities. Continuing this tradition, the year in Versailles is marked by a whole series of events.
Shows at the Palace of Versailles
Musical Gardens, Musical Fountain Shows, Night Fountains Shows, Fêtes Galantes costume balls and other firework displays... From the end of March to the end of October, the gardens of the Palace of Versailles are alive with entertainment for young and old alike!
Enjoy this beautiful backdrop for your summer evenings!
Shows by the National Equestrian Academy of Versailles
The horse occupied a privileged position during the reign of Louis XIV. Grand stables were constructed to house the king's horses. The National Equestrian Academy now occupies these premises and presents truly majestic shows all year round.
Lusitano and Sorraia horses with long reins perform with their riders for an hour and twenty minutes.
Music and theatre festivals
The Royal Chapel and l'Opéra Royal, Musique à Versailles, the Théâtre Montansier and the Royale Factory all present a full programme of music and theatre including a wide range of artists.
In June, Versailles becomes an open-air theatre during Molière month.
Sporting events in Versailles
Major sporting events take place throughout the year in Versailles. The Grande Classique Paris to Versailles race welcomes runners in September. The Go Sport Running Tour, the Versailles Triathlon and the regatta also attract plenty of professional and amateur athletes.