The Grand Masked Ball of Kamel Ouali 2016

25 june 2016 - 11:30pm
Approximate duration: 
From 11:30 to first light

Beauty and the Beast

Baroque costumes, wigs and champagne in a nightclub atmosphere… Come costumed and masked (compulsory) for an incredible and offbeat night in Chateau de Versailles’ impressive Orangerie and gardens, staged and decorated for the occasion.


Versailles still resonates with the splendors of the 17th century royal celebrations. Since the Grand Masked Ball’s first edition in 2011, it returns every year for a refined and creative night and has become a landmark event.

For the 2016 edition, Kamel Ouali draws his inspiration from the poetic and dreamlike beauty of Jean Cocteau’s film, Beauty and the Beast, at the crossroads between fairytale and fantasy. Dancers, singers and other artists will take part in the ball, in a brand new staging. Take part in Kamel Ouali’s Grand Masked Ball for an exceptional party in period costumes at Château de Versailles!

The Grand Masked Ball of Kamel Ouali, 2013


♦ Dress code
Come in a quality baroque style costume, which you must be wearing before entering the Château’s grounds (all guests must find their own costume). Your face must be masked to enter the ball and during the entire night. No access will be granted to people not wearing a costume.

♦ Good to know 
The Masked Ball ticket gives you free access to the Fountains Night Show on June 25.

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During the evening, you may be filmed and photographed. As you will be costumed and masked, and as such unrecognizable, we consider that you forfeit any recourse in case of use of these images to illustrate or promote the Ball.



Kamel Ouali, directing