Party Like It's 1664 At The Fetes Galantes
If there's one thing the French know all about, it's decadence. Case in point? Chocolate soufflé. And the palace of Versaille.
Well, guess what? We can't promise you soufflé, but we can get you into the palace.
Because inside Versaille is a huge, impressive room called the Hall of Mirrors; and once a year, inside the Hall of Mirrors is a huge, impressive ball called the Fetes Galantes.
So what is it? Basically, an excuse to party like it's 1664. And costume is not optional, so now's your chance to go for broke — of should we say, go for baroque — on your outfit. I mean, how often do you get an excuse to wear a powdered wig anyway??
Sacré bleu! Why Should I Attend The Fetes Galantes This Year?
This year the event includes a fine French flourish of activities, such as dance classes in the Hall of Mirrors - lead by four ballet masters; a concert of sacred music in the royal chapel; private visits to the private apartments of France's historic Kings and Madames; and more.
If ever you've wanted to get inside Versaille, this is your chance to do it in style. And as if getting to dance around in the most famous and luxurious palace in Europe wasn't enough, there's also a decadent buffet dinner awaiting your presence.
As Marie-Antoinette once said... "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche...."... Let them eat cake.
- Get inside the palace of Versaille, including private tours of private royal apartments
- Go for baroque in your most decadent costume
- Attend dance classes, concerts, and more
- Dine like a king at a gourmet buffet and watch a fireworks show over Versaille