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Chateau de Versailles

Versailles, France

Etablissement public du musée et
du domaine national de Versailles
RP 834
78008 Versailles, France
Phone +33 1 3083 7800
Fax +33 1 3083 7728
Location In the center of Versailles which lies 10 miles/16 km west of Paris
Contact
Nadine Pluvieux , Director of the Events Department (Management: direction.public@chateauversailles.fr)

Booking Instructions

Directly with Nadine Pluvieux by
Email: nadine.pluvieux@chateauversailles.fr
Tel +33 1 3083 7404
Fax +33 1 3083 7728

The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th‑century French art. The site began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful. It is possible to host gala dinners, cocktail parties, balls, concerts, fireworks displays and other events in a variety of breathtaking rooms, or in the impressive gardens. The Gallery of Battles offers 1,560 sqm/16,793 sqft of luxurious gallery exhibiting 35 historical paintings with a capacity of 800 for stand‑up drinks. The Orangerie was built between 1684‑1686 and offers 1,872 sqm/20,152 sqft of banqueting space with a capacity of 1,200 persons seated. The Hall of Mirrors: The Grande Galerie, as it was called in the 17th century, served daily as a passageway and a waiting and meeting place, frequented by courtiers and the visiting public. It was only used for ceremonies on exceptional occasions, when sovereigns wanted to lend splendour to diplomatic receptions, or distractions (balls or games) on the occasion of princely weddings. For the first time, the throne was installed on a podium at the end of the hall, next to the Salon de la Paix (Peace Room) with its closed arch. It was also here that the treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919, which sealed the end of the First World War. Since then, the presidents of the Republic of France continue to receive the official hosts of France here.


Conference and Event Facilities

 
Area/Room Name
Indoor
Outdoor
Reception
Banquet
Buffet
Stand-Up
Buffet
Seated
Reception/Banquet
Seated
Reception/Buffet
Stand-Up
Reception/Buffet
Seated
 
Gallery of Battles
Yes
800
600
800
600
600
800
600
 
Crusades Room
Yes
400
180
300
200
200
400
300
 
Cotelle Gallery
Yes
Yes
400
250
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Orangerie
Yes
Yes
2,500
1,200
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Royal Chapel
Yes
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450
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