Fêtes Galantes 2017 : Dukes and Duchesses ticket

29 May 2017 - 7:30pm
Approximate duration: 
From 7:30pm to midnight

Welcome from 7.30pm (access to car park, cloakroom and ticket office from 7pm). Free access activities, sketches and demonstrations from 8pm to 10.45pm. From 7.30 to 11pm unlimited access to buffet. At 11pm, you will be invited to the Hall of Mirrors for the closing ball. The evening will end with fireworks viewed from the Hall in Mirrors, as during the finest hours of Versailles.


When buying your ticket, please select two of the three following activities:

Dancing: dancing class in the Hall of Mirrors

4 ballet masters will introduce you to the moves and figures of the contredanse, a favorite dance at the French Court in the 17th century.

Chapel: concert of sacred music in the Royal Chapel

Guards'room: Concert in the King’s Guards’ Room


+ a staged visit of the King’s private apartments, Mesdames’ or Madame du Barry’s.

King: staged visit of the King’s private apartments

Mesdames: staged visit of Mesdames’ apartments

du Barry: staged visit of Madame du Barry’s apartments


There are two activities in each tour plus a staged visit. Please select one of the following twelve tours (several schedules available):


• Mesdames (9pm) + Dance (8.15p;) + Guards'room (10pm) 1

• Mesdames (9.30pm) + Dance (10.15pm) + Guards'room (8pm) 2

• Mesdames (8pm) + Dance (8.55pm) + Chapel (10pm) 1

• Mesdames (8.30pm) + Dance (9.35pm) + Chapel (10.30pm) 2

• Mesdames (10pm) + Chapel (8pm) + Guards'room (9pm) 1

• Mesdames (10.30pm) + Chapel (8.30pm) + Guards'room (9.30pm) 2


• du Barry (9pm) + Dance (8.15pm) + Guards'room (10pm) 1

• du Barry (9.30pm) + Dance (10.15pm) + Guards'room (8pm) 2

• du Barry (8pm) + Dance (8.55pm) + Chapel (10pm) 1

• du Barry (8.30pm) + Dance (9.35pm) + Chapel (10:30pm) 2

• du Barry (10pm) + Chapel (8pm) + Guards'room (9pm) 1

• du Barry (10.30pm) + Chapel (8.30pm) + Guards'room (9.30pm) 2


• King  (9pm) + Dance (8.15pm) + Guards'room (10pm) 1

• King  (9.30pm) + Dance (10.15pm) + Guards'room (8pm) 2

• King  (8pm) + Dance (8.55pm) + Chapel (10pm) 1

• King (8.30pm) + Dance (9.35pm) + Chapel (11.30pm) 2

• King  (10pm) + Chapel (8pm) + Guards'room (9pm) 1

King (10.30pm) + Chapel (8.30pm) + Guards'room (9.30pm) 2



► Demonstrations, baroque dancing lesson and closing ball:

Compagnie l’Eventail*, choreographer Marie-Geniève Massé

Les Folies Françoises**, Patrick Cohen-Akenine

► Concert of Serious Arias and Drinking Songs in the King’s Guards’ room:

Valentin Tournet, La Chapelle Harmonique

► Concert of religious music at the Royal Chapel

Gaétan Jarry, Ensemble Marguerite Louise

► Demonstrations & Sketches

Midnight Première, Jean-Paul Bouron

► Staged visits:

La Compagnie Baroque, directeur artistique Michel Verschaeve


*The Compagnie de Danse L’Eventail is subsidised by the French Ministry of Culture - DRAC of the Pays de la Loire. Supported by the State - Préfet of the region Pays de la Loire, the Conseil Régional of the Pays de la Loire, the Sarthe department and the City of Sablé- sur- Sarthe. 

Designer and choreographer: Marie Genevieve MasséCostumes: Olivier Beriot **Les Folies Françoises are supported by the Ministry of Culture (DRAC Centre-Val de Loire), the Centre-Val de Loire region and the city of Orléans. The ensemble is member of FEVIS (Fédération des ensembles vocaux et instrumentaux specialisés/federation of specialist vocal and instrumental ensembles) and of the Profedim syndicate. 


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