Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera ,  Sacred music at Versailles
Domaine public-retouche
  • Christmas was central to religious life in 18th century France and celebrated with great fervor, also deeply rooted in popular traditions (going back to the pagan cults that preceded it). This program will present a succession of works evoking Nativity by Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the height of his inspiration, where his art of composition goes hand in hand with exceptional fervor and sensuality.

    Most of these pieces have been composed at the Hotel de Guise, where Charpentier was the official composer. The musicians were the maids and valets but none had an exceptional musical talent: still all witnesses of the time recall that Mademoiselle de Guise’s music was one of the best in Paris. These unique Christmas pastorals marked a particular time of the year bringing together all these musicians, Charpentier, their benefactress, the men of letters who were her regular visitors and all the extended Guise family and entourage: a time of infinite, simple and benign grace, quite at the opposite of the gilded splendor of Versailles.


    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
    Christmas Pastorale
  • Spoken languages
    • English
Payments methods
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • From December 22, 2017 to December 22, 2017
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 20€ / 2nd category : 38€ / 1st category : 50€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 85€ REDUCED RATE : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 20 € to 85 €
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 25€ / 2nd category : 45€ / 1st category : 60€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 98€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 110€

    From 25 € to 110 €
  • On December 22, 2017 from 20:00 at 21:50
  • * Duration 1h50 with intermission
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