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Empire Party at the Grand Trianon

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Saturday September 11th 2021
From 7 pm to midnight

Presentation

Grand Trianon and its garden

At nightfall, revisit a First Empire evening, in period costume, in the intimacy of the Grand Trianon, its peristyle and gardens.

After the terrible years of the Revolution, the situation in France became more stable around 1800 and the First Consul, soon to become Emperor, gave the French the opportunity to return to normal life and party again. The evenings of the Empire became sumptuous, and everyone made a show of dressing in military style for the men and vestal gowns for the ladies. While all the fine arts experienced an extraordinary renaissance, to which the Emperor's public commissions owed a great deal, the decorative arts splendidly "revamped" the Grand Trianon, in a style that owed as much to Roman classicism as to the traditional splendour of the French Court.

Programme of the Fête Galante at Trianon:

7pm: Welcome with a grand review of the troops, Staff, Cavalry and Infantry, led by Prince Murat, with music by the Napoleonic Battery, a special formation of the Infantry Regiment of the Garde Républican, in the Cour d'Honneur of the Grand Trianon. Welcome glass of champagne under the peristyle.

Then, all evening:

  • Self-guided visit of the grand salons and the Empress's flats.
  • Guided tours of the Emperor's private flats (for "Emperor" and "Napoleon" ticket holders only).
  • Interactive period games.
  • Night visit of the Infantry bivouac.
  • Demonstration of period dances, in particular the quadrille, the most popular ball dance in France throughout the 19th century, in the Galerie des Cotelle.
  • Concert of chamber music typical of the Empire period under the Peristyle of the Grand Trianon.

A fireworks display will close the evening. Buffets under the Peristyle of the Grand Trianon.

Dress code: to preserve the magic of this event, it is essential to come dressed in a high quality French First Empire style costume and be wearing it when you arrive at the Palace (all guests must find their costumes by their own means. Please note that all weapons and replicas are forbidden on site). No access will be granted to anyone not respecting the appropriate dress code.

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Photo gallery

Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David

Grand Trianon and its garden © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Cotelle Gallery © EPV / Thomas Garnier

Portrait of Juliette Récamier by François Gérard

The Private Chamber © EPV / Thomas Garnier

Portrait of Joachim Murat by François Gérard

The Peristyle © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Emperor's Map Room © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Emperor's Private Chambers © EPV / Thomas Garnier

Portrait of Napoléon I by Antoine-Jean Gros

The Malachite Room © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Grand Trianon and its garden © EPV / Thomas Garnier

The Mirror Room © EPV / Thomas Garnier

Portrait of Napoleon I by Andrea Appiani

Prices

Billet Empereur

430€
Web Tarif Plein
430€

Billet Napoléon

305€
Web Tarif Plein
305€

Billet Bonaparte

170€
Web Tarif Plein
170€

Includes, on presentation of the ticket "EMPIRE PARTY AT THE GRAND TRIANON" an access, in costume, to the event "NAPOLEON IN VERSAILLES", either on Saturday September 11th or Sunday September 12th 2021.

EMPEROR TICKET: includes an open buffet and unlimited champagne, all the evening's entertainment, an exceptional guided tour of the Emperor's private apartments at the Grand Trianon and an exceptional event reserved exclusively for this category.

NAPOLEON TICKET: includes an open buffet and 2 glasses of champagne as well as an exceptional guided tour of the Emperor's private flats at the Grand Trianon, all the evening's entertainment.

BONAPARTE TICKET: includes all the evening's entertainment.
Food and drink can be purchased on site for "Bonaparte" ticket holders.

No copy of your ticket will be provided.

For people with reduced mobility, please contact ticket office directly on +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 to buy your tickets.

 

Entrance conditions will be adapted according to the health protocol enforced at the time of the show.
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Practical information

Dress code: to preserve the magic of this event, you must come dressed in a quality French First Empire 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.

Access to the Grand Trianon by Grille de la Reine (pedestrians and cars) - 1 Boulevard de la Reine.

Access to the car park at Places d'Armes at the Grand Trianon will be free starting from 19h.

Access to the event by Grille d'Honneur of the Grand Trianon.

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 this event.

Access map: 

Download here the access map (in french) for the Empire Party event.

Visit map:

Download here the visit map (in english) for the Empire Party event.

Are you looking for a costume for The Empire Party?

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

  • FÉE AU CHATEAU - Single accessory included

12 bis rue du Général Pershing, 78000 Versailles / 06 08 96 13 62
By appointment, tailor-made costume.
Accessory sale (floral and feather ornament).

  • COSTUMES ET CHÂTEAUX

1 place Saint Louis, 78000 Versailles / 01 71 41 07 95 / 07 78 07 38 59
Rental and made-to-measure creations, jewellery and accessories
By appointment / Open from Tuesday to Saturday except on Wednesday, from 10:30am to 1pm / 2:30pm to 7pm

  • DÉGUISEZ-MOI - 10% off on costume rental

2 boulevard du Roi, 78000 Versailles / 01 39 51 45 29
Rental starting from 25 €
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm without interruption

  • L'ACADÉMIE DU BAL COSTUMÉ - 10% off on costume rental

22 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Paris / 01 43 47 06 08
Rental starting from 25 €
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm

  • AU CLOWN DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE - 10% off on costume rental

11 boulevard Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris / 01 42 72 73 73
Open on Mondays from 11am to 7pm, and from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 7pm

  • AU BAL MASQUÉ

1 avenue Alphand, 75016 Paris / 01 47 55 07 88
Rental starting from 100 €
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:30am to 6:30pm, and Saturdays from 11am to 7pm

  • AUX 7 MERVEILLES - 10% off on costume rental

144, rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris / 01 40 36 79 88
Sale and rental from 39 € to 150 €
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm / 1pm to 7pm, and Mondays from 2pm to 7:30pm

  • LE VESTIAIRE

14 rue de Thionville, 75019 Paris / 01 58 51 47 72 / 06 33 09 19 54
REntal from 98 € to 150 €
Open from Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 6pm, and Fridays from 9am to 5pm

  • SOMMIER ET FILS - 10% off on costume rental

3 passage Brady, 75010 Paris / 01 42 08 27 01
Rental from 52 € to 200 € / Made-to-measure creation for sale and first rental
Open from Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm, on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm

  • LA MAISON DU ROY

24 Passage Jouffroy, 75009 Paris / 01 45 51 29 94
Wigs, Venetian masks and tricorns sale
Open from Mondays to SAturdays from 11am to 7pm

  • LES ROBES DE SOPHIE

25 rue Amédée Brocard, 78450 Villepreux / 06 67 36 37 66
Creations and rental starting from 90 € up to 129 €, all accessories included, underwear - feathers - wigs - tricorns - lace - jewellery - masks...
By appointment from Mondays to Fridays in the evenings and Saturdays/Sundays during the day

  • L'ATELIER DES VERTUGADINS - 10% off on costume rental

12 rue Francisco Ferrer, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine / 01 70 13 90 72
Rental starting from 170 € and made-to-measure creation
Only by appointment from Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 6pm

  • LA COMPAGNIE DU COSTUME - 10% off on costume rental

50 rue Ardoin - Bâtiment 565 B, 93400 Saint-Ouen / 01 39 86 84 84
Open from Mondays to Thursdays from 9am to 6pm, and Fridays from 9am to 5pm

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