Louis XIV, the Fire King - 2017

6, 7, 12 and 14 July 2017 - 10pm
Approximate duration: 
1h without intermission

The magnificent Louis XIV, the Fire King fireworks show returns for new dates in July 2017! Fire and flames, fireworks, video, luminous figures and fire bearers: Groupe F fittingly celebrates the Sun King and his glory!



During the 30 years of construction, to stage the splendor of his domain, the King invented extraordinary festivals for the gardens; in 1664, the Pleasures of the Enchanted Island brought together all artistic talents of the time, around the King and his Court, for an unforgettable event, which remains the symbol of Court celebrations. Fireworks played a central role, as they still do today.

In Louis XIV, the Fire King, the Sun King himself stages the show. The true master of pyrotechnics, he guides us through multiple light and fire tableaux. In turns, you will see Mars and war, representing the young victorious sovereign; another tableau evokes the god Apollo, a symbol of youthful beauty and protector of the Arts, so dear to the Great King; then Jupiter, king of the gods and symbol of supreme power, brilliantly illustrated by King Louis, the state reformer. And the final tableau of course shows his emblem, the Sun and displays his power over all and his universal glory, ending with an unforgettable pyrotechnics finale, as only Groupe F can offer.


Picto caméra vidéo - Spectacles au château de Versailles

Television coverage"Groupe F at Versailles" - France 3

Picto caméra vidéo - Spectacles au château de Versailles

Television coverage > "Versailles on fire" - M6


Some shows by Groupe F

At Château de Versailles: Nights Fountains Shows (since 2007) • Louis XIV, the Fire King (2015 et 2016) • Royal Fireworks (2010, 2012 and 2015) • The Venetian Nights (2011). Louis XIV’s Royal Wedding (2010). Cyrano de Bergerac and the Sun Empires (2009). The hidden Aspect of the Sun (2007 and 2008). 

Other shows: Olympic Games (Rio 2016) •  Eiffel Tower fireworks (2014 and 2015) • Eiffel Tower for the passage to 2000.



Groupe F

Christophe Berthonneau, director

Family, Outdoors