What's on

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Mar 2

Art for lunch

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

Bernini and the king's forehead: Why the French thought Jean Warin's portrait of Louis XIV was better than Gianlorenzo Bernini's famous bust with Robert Wellington.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 3

Art and dementia: Friday with a friend

10:30am – 11:30am

Permanent collection | Assisted

Engaging tour of the collection for people with dementia and their carers.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 5

The social dance of Versailles: A journey through French courtly dance

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Versailles | Performances

Be transported by the music, costumes and dance to a world of exquisite beauty. You can even join in for some of the dances. Presented by John Gardiner-Garden and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy.

Venue: James O Fairfax Theatre
Price : Free (bookings essential)

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Mar 10

Meet the maker

4:00pm

Versailles | Members

Join Hugh Withycombe, fine-stringed instrument maker, in his studio for a studio tour and artist talk on instrument making in the 18th-century France.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $15 members only

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Commences Mar 17 - Mar 18

Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

9:00am – 5:00pm

Versailles | Talks and Lectures

A two-day conference exploring the lives of past people and objects and the living culture of Versailles today. More info

Venue: Gandel Hall

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Mar 23

Early morning viewing and petit dejeuner

8:00am – 10:00am

Versailles | Members

A French breakfast and glass of champagne, followed by a tour of Versailles: Treasures from the Palace with an NGA guide.

Venue: meet at information desk
Price : $60 NGA members, $70 guests

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