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FÊTES GALANTES – DUKE AND DUCHESS TICKET

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Programme

  • – Baroque dance demonstration at the Salon d'Hercule
  • Danse: The dancers of Royal Opera Ballet – Pierre François Dollé, choreographer
  • Music : The musicians of the Royal Opera Orchestra
  • – Dance lessons and baroque ball in the Hall of Mirrors
  • Dance : Carnet de Bals – Arnaud De Gioanni, choregrapher
  • – Musical Welcome in the Royal Court, barkers and theatrical skits
  • Midnight Première Jean-Paul Bouron
  • – Visits to the private flats of the King, Mesdames and Madame du Barry
  • The Baroque Company Michel Verschaeve, Fabrice Conan
  • – Concert of baroque music (harpsichord and singing) in the Lower Gallery
  • Musicians of the Royal Opera Orchestra
  • – Sacred concert (organ + singing) in the Royal Chapel

Presentation

A fancy dress evening in the Hall of Mirrors

Thème of the 2024 edition : Madame du Barry 

 

In your costume identical to those of the most beautiful periods of Versailles, you are invited to discover the refined and artistic atmosphere of the parties organised by Louis XIV, a timeless and unforgettable moment.

 

The gates of the Château open at 7pm. (car park, reception desk to collect your wristband and cloakroom) to welcome you with a glass of champagne.

 

From 7:30pm., wander freely through the Grands Appartements, where you will be entertained by sketches and demonstrations of the games that used to be played at the Sun King’s court. You will also attend the three activities that you have selected at the time of purchase (mentionned below).

 

Until 11:30pm., enjoy unlimited access to the buffet, with reserved tables and seats.

 

From 11pm., you could enjoy the closing ball in the Hall of Mirrors. The evening will end with fireworks viewed from the Hall of Mirrors, as during the finest hours of Versailles.

 

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

 

– Chapel: Concert of sacred music (organ and singing) in the Royal Chapel.
– Lower Gallery: Concert of baroque music (harpsichord and singing) in the Lower Gallery.
– Dancing: Dancing class in the Hall of Mirrors. Four ballet masters will introduce you to the moves and figures of the contredanse, a favorite dance at the French Court in the 17th century.

 

Have you already experienced one of the previous edition of Fêtes Galantes ? Do you already master « le pas de menuet » and wish to learn further techniques to impress the Court ? We advise you to select the “Danse confirmée” lessons.

 

You can also chose a guided visit of the King’s private apartments, Mesdames’ or Madame du Barry’s.

 

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

 

– Du Barry (8 pm) + Danse confirmée (8.55 pm) + Chapel (10 pm) 1
– Du Barry (9.30 pm) + Dance (10.15 pm) + Lower Gallery (8 pm) 1
– Du Barry (10 pm) + Chapel (8 pm) + Lower Gallery (9 pm) 1
– King (8 pm) + Danse confirmée (8.55 pm) + Chapel (10 pm) 1
– King (8.30 pm) + Dance (9.35 pm) + Chapel (11.30 pm) 2
– King (9 pm) + Dance (8.15 pm) + Lower Gallery (10 pm) 1
– King (9.30 pm) + Dance (10.15 pm) + Lower Gallery (8 pm) 2
– King (10 pm) + Chapel (8 pm) + Lower Gallery (9 pm) 1
– King (10.30 pm) + Chapel (8.30 pm) + Lower Gallery (9.30 pm) 2
Mesdames (8 pm) + Danse confirmée (8.55pm) + Chapel (10 pm) 1
– Mesdames (8.30 pm) + Dance (9.35 pm) + Chapel (10.30 pm) 2
– Mesdames (9 pm) + Dance (8.15 pm) + Lower Gallery (10 pm) 1
– Mesdames (9.30 pm) + Dance (10.15 pm) + Lower Gallery (8 pm) 2
– Mesdames (10 pm) + Chapel (8 pm) + Lower Gallery (9 pm) 1
– Mesdames (10.30 pm) + Chapel (8.30 pm) + Lower Gallery (9.30 pm) 2

 

 

 

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Practical information

DRESS CODE: To preserve the magic of the Fêtes Galantes, you must come dressed in a quality baroque style costume and be wearing it when you arrive at the Palace (all guests must find their own costumes). No access will be granted to anyone not respecting the appropriate dress code.

 

You will potentially be filmed or photographed during this event. Château de Versailles Spectacles consider you abandon every appeal in case of use of those pictures for promotion of Fêtes Galantes.

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Are you looking for a costume for The Fêtes Galantes ?

 

Here is a good tip! Some costume shops offer a 10% discount on presentation of your ticket for the event.

 

LES ROBES DE SOPHIE
25 rue Amédée Brocard, 78450 Villepreux, 10km from Versailles / 06 67 36 37 66
Creations and rentals from 139 €, all accessories included, underwear – feathers – wigs – tricorne – lace – jewellery – mask…. / By appointment Monday to Friday evenings and Saturday/Sunday daytime

 

FÉE AU CHATEAU – Simple accessory offered
12 bis rue du Général Pershing, 78000 Versailles / +33 (0)6 08 96 13 62
By appointment, tailor-made design. Sale of accessories (floral ornaments and feathers).

 

COSTUMES ET CHÂTEAUX
1 place Saint Louis, 78000 Versailles
Rental and tailor-made design, many jewels and accessories / By appointment at 01 71 41 07 95 / Open from Tuesday to Saturday

 

DÉGUISEZ-MOI
2 boulevard du Roi, 78000 Versailles / +33 (0)1 39 51 45 29
Rental from €25
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm without interruption

 

L’ACADÉMIE DU BAL COSTUMÉ
22 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Paris / + 33 (0)1 43 47 06 08
Rental from €25
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm without interruption

 

AU CLOWN DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE
11 boulevard Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris / + 33 (0)1 42 72 73 73
Open Monday from 11 am to 7 pm, and from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm without interruption.

 

AU BAL MASQUÉ
1 av. Alphand, 75016 Paris / 01 47 55 07 88
Rental from 100€ / Open from Tuesday to Friday: 10.30 am – 6.30 pm and Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm

 

AUX 7 MERVEILLES
144, rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris / + 33 (0)1 40 36 79 88
Sale and rental from €39€ to €150
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to noon / from 1 pm to 7.30 pm and Monday from 2 pm to 7.30 pm

 

LE VESTIAIRE
14 rue de Thionville, 75019 Paris / 01 58 51 47 72
Rental from 98€ to 150€ / Open from Monday to Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm and Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

 

SOMMIER ET FILS
3 passage Brady, 75010 Paris / + 33(0)1 42 08 27 01
Rental from €52€ to €200 / Custom creation for sale and first rental
Open from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday June 21st 2020 from 2 pm to 6 pm for possible returns

 

LA MAISON DU ROY – 10% discount on costume rental
24 Passage Jouffroy, 75009 Paris / 01 45 51 29 94
Sale of wigs, venetian masks and tricorns
Open from Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm

 

L’ATELIER DES VERTUGADINS
12 rue Francisco Ferrer, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine / + 33 (0)1 70 13 90 72
Rental from €170 and tailor-made design
Only by appointment from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm

 

LA COMPAGNIE DU COSTUME
50 rue ardoin – Bâtiment 565 B, 93400 Saint-Ouen / + 33 (0)1 39 86 84 84
Open from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

 

COSTUMES SUR SEINE – 10% discount on costume rental
10 rue Jules Vanzuppe, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine / 06 25 62 27 16
Rental from 45€ (+option 7€ for dry cleaning) / Open by appointment from April 1st from Tuesday to Saturday : 11am – 6pm

 

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