Château de Versailles

Born as the centre of political power in France in 1682, in 1837 it became a museum “dedicated to the glories of France”.

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Built in the 17th century, the estate was first a hunting lodge, then a seat of power and finally, it became a museum “dedicated to the glories of France,” in 1837. The estate is composed by the Palace, the gardens, the Park, the Trianon estate and several buildings in town.

Since 2008 the magnificent garden of the Château de Versailles has been used for contemporary art exhibitions and installations including artists such as Anish Kapoor, Lee Ufan, Xavier Veilhan and Jeff Koons.


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Past Exhibitions
Olafur Eliasson in Versailles
From 7 June to 30 October 2016, the Palace of Versailles welcomes the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur...
03 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
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Festivities and Entertainment at Court
Château de Versailles hosts the exhibition “Festivities and Entertainment at Court”, showing the...
29 Nov 2016 - 26 Mar 2017
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Sugimoto Versailles
Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto displays his works ranging between art, architecture and performance...
16 Oct 2018 - 17 Feb 2019
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