The Year of Molière in Versailles!

This year 2022 will be marked by the anniversary of the birth of Molière, a figure who no longer needs to be introduced thanks to his essential works! This year will be a year of celebration of one of the greatest French playwrights, whom you will (re)discover through the many activities, exhibitions and shows offered during this exceptional year!
  • Théâtre Montansier
  • Jardins château de Versailles

Our visit at the Tourist Office

 

On the occasion of the 4th centenary of his birth, rediscover the life of the most famous French playwright! Jean-Baptiste Poquelin died in glory at the age of 51, but he had to work hard to gain notoriety... It was after he chose to question the faults of the society of his time in a joking manner that he became the favourite actor of the young Louis XIV, not without causing controversy...

Single ticket price : 11€/connexion


 

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The theatre is in the spotlight! Rediscover the delightful Versailles theatre created by Marguerite Brunet, known as the Montansier... The story of the founder is fascinating; the history of the theatre is no less so, from its origins as an annex to the palace's opera house, to Marcelle Tassencourt in the 20th century, and even today...

Price : 11€ per adult and 6€ for the 8-17 old

 

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Take advantage of the Molière year to complete your approach to the immense playwright! This exhibition-event allows you to discover his life and work as sources of inspiration: witness the birth of a true national myth, and dive into the interpretations that have been made in all areas of artistic creation!

Price : 16€ per adult, 11€ (18-25s), 6€ (8-17s)

 

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Jeudi 24 février et vendredi 4 mars à 15h : Côté Lolotte (spectacle sur la vie de Molière) – 1h15

A unique opportunity to discover the life of Molière for young and old! The year is 1721. Charlotte Desmares, from the Comédie Française, bids farewell to the stage and takes the opportunity to look back on her life as an actress. But she also tells us about Molière, her idol, whose centenary is imminent... Full of gaiety and wit, Lolotte gets her audience to participate, and they leave enchanted by this special moment to share with family !
(duration: 1h15)
One price : 12€


 

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Sunday 6 March, saturday 26 March and friday 29 April at 3pm : Louis XIV's gardens at the time of the time of the festivals – 1h30

This is the year of Molière, a perfect opportunity to visit the gardens on the theme of the marvellous festivities of the reign of Louis XIV, when Molière himself played before the Court... In the majestic perspectives traced by Le Nôtre, relive these baroque celebrations where nature was used as a backdrop for balls, theatres, feasts and fireworks!
Price of visits in March: €11 (adults); €6 (8-17 years)
29 April: €19.50 (adult); €13.50 (8-17 years) (Musical gardens)



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Other activities proposed by the Versailles Tourist Office are planned around Molière, notably storytelling walks in June and during summer.
All tours can be booked onlineyou can also contact us by phone or visit us to book them.
  • Mois Molière
  • Mois Molière
  • Affiche exposition Mois Molière

Events in the City

 

The exhibition Molière, the making of a national glory (1622-2022) 

Discover France's most famous playwright with this exhibition proposed by the City of Versailles. You will learn more about his history, the conditions of his creation and the major phases of his life through paintings, sculptures, manuscript archives and reconstructions of costumes and models of period sets!

Dates: from 15 January to 17 April 2022 at the Espace Richaud
Wednesday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 7pm

Price :
Full price entry: 5€.
Reduced admission : 4€
Free admission for under 26s, jobseekers, disabled people


Moliere Month

Discover the not-to-be-missed event in the city of Versailles, which returns every year and which will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year! From 1 to 30 June, take part in an extraordinary festival bringing together talented actors and companies. Of course, this year there will be a big nod to Molière with a programme that refers to the playwright's work. Stroll through the city and discover a real open-air stage in the most beautiful places of the city!

Programme to follow.


Shows at the Palace

Want to continue with the shows? Discover the Molière Cycle proposed by the Château de Versailles Spectacles which will offer throughout the year comedy-ballets and other shows honouring the work of Molière!
Find your happiness in the agenda!
 

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Written by Adélaïde
Published on Wednesday January 12, 2022 at 16:16