Extravagance and baroque splendor à la Marie Antoinette is the order of the day at Le Carnaval de Versailles, nuit blanch au chateau, this July 9. After a fireworks spectacle, take part in a Venetian-style masked ball and hobnob with incognito celebrities, princesses and courtiers from around the world. The Orangerie of the Palais de Versailles opens its doors for a festive and elegant night directed by Frédéric Flamand, with some of the best DJs at the turntables. To ensure freedom, all guests are required to bring masks.
Be extravagant, and the more so, the better. Come as royalty, a musketeer, a Russian archduke, a Venetian Doge, a Persian princess, a lady in waiting… The rules state “Some commoners may mingle with guests at their own risk.” Be inventive, and, above all bring a mask (a must). Failing to do so will bar you from admission to the carnival.
The official website has a list of places you can hire your costume and mask from (click the link for “Hire your costume”)
€250 + €3 order processing fee This ticket covers admission to the Fountains Night Show (on condition of being masked and costumed), the Carnival of the Orangerie, access to the VIP area, the buffets, and three drinks.
€50 + €3 order processing fee This ticket covers admission to the Fountains Night Show (on condition of being masked and costumed) and the Carnival of the Orangerie.
First arrivals in their costumes, masks and tickets can stroll around the Gardens during the Fountains Night Show.
Fireworks display on the Grand Canal announcing the start of the festivities
Opening of the Carnival of the Orangerie