Château de Versailles | Festival

Festival Ideal at the Potager du Roi

Summer 2022

Place d'Armes - 78000 Versailles


Magic Ways - Chateau de Versailles, Paris © OTCP


Under the direction of Jean-Paul Scarpitta, the second edition of Festival Idéal will take place this year from 1 July to 1 August 2021, in the 9-hectare Potager du Roi, in Versailles. Featuring no less than 37 open-air concerts, this new classical music festival is already attracting some of the biggest names on the European music scene : Katia & Marielle Labèque, Sonia Yoncheva, Nicolas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, David Fray, as well as Carla Bruni and Gérard Caussé.


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Château de Versailles

Together with its gardens, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most famous world heritage monuments. The ensemble traces the architectural style of the 17th and 18th centuries and comprise: the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Chapel, the Royal Opera and the Museum of the History of France. The Park is decorated with statues, fountains, water parterres and outstanding buildings such as the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon, the Temple de l'Amour and the Hamlet of Queen Marie-Antoinette. After the restitution of the royal gate and the complete restoration of the Petit Trianon, the Royal Opera opened its doors in 2009 after two years of renovation works: it now welcomes the public with an exceptional programme. Since October 2010, the King's table is once again in the antechamber of the Grand Couvert which has been fully restored and is now reopen to the public. It recreates the dinnertime atmosphere in which King Louis XIV's would eat in public with his family every night at 10pm with each dinner lasting 45 minutes! The Château de Versailles has a new welcome and information area for the public, where all entrance tickets have been grouped together (the Palace ticket, one-day pass, and guided tour tickets are sold here). This area is located in the first building (aile des Ministres sud) located on the ramp on the left after passing the main gate.

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Château de Versailles

Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles

  • RER - Versailles - Rive Gauche
  • SNCF - Versailles - Chantiers
  • Bus - 171

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

You can contact the teams for different groups on +33 (0)1 30 83 75 05 or at

Do not hesitate to ask for advice or information about your visit from welcome and security staff. They will be able to let you enter via more easily-accessible routes closed to the general public.

Physical disability:
- The parterres and groves are currently inaccessible from the terraces of the Palace of Versailles;
- To reach the Versailles gardens and explore its paths and groves, you must access the park via the Queen's Gate.
- Free entry to the park can be granted upon presentation of a French 'Carte Invalidité' or 'Carte Mobile' or a GIC/GIC card (disabled parking card)
- Disabled parking spaces are available near the restaurant La Flotille and the Neptune Fountain
- Main entrance; priority access; Entrance A; to your left above the Court of Honour
- Individual visitors with entry tickets are welcomed at the Dufour Pavilion; this Pavilion is accessible to people with reduced mobility (disabled toilets on the lower-ground floor, accessible by lift, lowered welcome desk, tactile maps, left-luggage office, shop, etc.)
- For visitors using the lift, it is strongly advised to go in backwards to make it easier to get out on the lower-ground floor
- For individual visitors without a ticket, tickets can be bought in the South Ministers' Wing (ramp access)
- To visit the gardens, electric shuttle cars (not accessible to electric wheelchairs) are available at a reduced price (driving license required); the little train is not accessible to wheelchair users, reduced price
- 'Palace of Versailles' app available on iPhone and Android offers location tracking as well as cultural content
- Entrance doors are always left open
- Left-luggage office accessible thanks to Palace staff
- 20 wheelchairs for hire from the Palace; these wheelchairs can only be used for visiting the inside of the Palace
- Vehicles running on liquified petroleum gas (LPG) are not permitted in the main courtyard of the Palace of Versailles
- Adapted sanitary facilities equipped with a transfer bar and a wash handbasin with a hollowed-out lower part.
- Entrance on the same level or with a sloping plane.

Hearing impairment:
- The Palace of Versailles is offering a programme of tours in French Sign Language for individual visitors in late April 2019 and early July 2019
- Tickets can be booked directly on the Palace of Versailles website:
- Booking online is required, click on 'reserve by email'
- Reception equipped with a magnetic induction loop.
- Lift with visual and/or sound announcement with magnetic induction loop.
- Luminous flash coupled with the audible fire alarm (where a deaf person may be alone as a toilet).

Visual impairment:
- Presence of a tactile model of the building, the wings of the Grand Common and the courtyards in the Etats Généraux hall.
- The Dufour Pavilion, is the reception area for individual visitors with tickets.
- In this pavilion, a tactile orientation map is at your disposal.
- Do not hesitate to ask for the audio guide as an audio description of the 1st room only will give you a better understanding of the tactile frieze. - This audio guide does not include a guide aid.
- Introduction to the visit, a self-guided tour of the History Gallery of the Palace, located at the beginning of the tour, this gallery is made up of 11 rooms.
- It retraces the history of the Palace through the centuries.
- A tactile device with samples of materials is available in the first room.
- Transparent glass doors/walls with contrasting elements
- Absence of obstacles to the face when circulating (screens, wall lights, underside of stairs, etc.).
- Stairs with tactile and visual contrast before the first descending step, continuous handrail, and contrasting stair nosing.
Lift with adapted control keyboard (raised and/or Braille keys) and sound-proofed cabin with floor announced.

Mental disability:
- Specific visits programmed
- Trained/informed staff

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