Chateau de Versailles

Louis XIV’s royal palace, on your doorstep

Discover the world famous Chateau de Versailles set in beautiful royal gardens, less than 500 meters from Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace.

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CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES SPECTACLES

As a subsidiary of the Public Establishment of the Museum and National Estate of Versailles, the purpose of Château de Versailles Spectacles is to maintain the tradition of performing arts, and to create a season of live shows and outstanding events. Faithful to its history, the Palace of Versailles continues to be the setting for a widely varied cultural life and series of events.

 

A plurality of shows is proposed to audiences throughout the year (shows at the Orangery of the Palace of Versailles, the Fountains Shows of Versailles, fancy-dress events and masked balls), and a musical season (operas, concerts and ballets) at the Royal Opera and Royal Chapel of Versailles.

 

Château de Versailles Spectacles’ program : www.chateauversailles-spectacles.fr

 

Facebook : @chateauversailles.spectacles

Twitter : @OperaRoyal

Instagram : @chateauversailles

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Versailles Palace

From breathtaking views of its lush lawns and gardens to exclusive access to palace tours, Waldorf Astoria Versailles – Trianon Palace, offers guests an extraordinary gateway to the Chateau de Versailles, France. Enjoy a short stroll to the awe-inspiring palace of Louis XIV.

  • World famous palace less than 500 meters from the hotel
  • Set in the royal domain with stunning groves, pools and fountains
  • The king’s grand apartments – adorned with stunning ceiling paintings
  • The Hall of Mirrors – a 73-meter long hall with seventeen stunning mirrored arches
  • The Royal Opera – one of the most acoustically “live” theaters in the world
  • Marie Antoinette’s hamlet – the queen’s famous country estate
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LOUIS XIV & THE PALACE

From 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, the court of Versailles was the centre of political power in France. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

In 1669, architect Louis Le Vau, landscape architect André Le Nôtre, and painter-decorator Charles Le Brun were brought in to begin renovation and expansion of the château to fulfill Louis XIV’s desire to establish a new center for the royal court.

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The Royal Gardens

Spread across 250 acres, the garden of the Chateau de Versailles is Europe’s largest palace garden. It was created in the seventeenth century by landscape gardener André Le Nôtre who designed what could be considered the quintessential formal French garden.

Spread across 250 acres, the garden of the Chateau de Versailles is Europe’s largest palace garden. It was created in the seventeenth century by landscape gardener André Le Nôtre who designed what could be considered the quintessential formal French garden.

The garden is laid out in a geometric pattern of paths, bushes, flowerbeds and trees. Le Nôtre also drained the swampy, sloping terrain and created a series of basins and a large canal, known as the Grand Canal.

An array of amazing water features and fountains can be found around the park. Highlights include the Apollo Fountain inspired by the legend of Apollo and the Pyramid Fountain, created by sculptor François Girardon.

Waldorf Astoria Versailles - Trianon Palace

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