Book your Versailles package today and receive:
- Admit for 2 to Versailles: Treasures from the Palace at the NGA
- $10 Abode Pantry Voucher
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free cancellation
- Free parking*
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and experience a mesmerising period in French history here in Australia. For the first time ever, the treasures will travel from France to entice visitors into a world of power, passion and luxury through this epic exhibition. The Palace of Versailles is central to French history – being Louis XIV’s architectural masterpiece, the centre of his court of absolute rule and the embodiment of luxury. Opulent art, interior design and gardens were often the backdrop to enchanting, extravagant celebrations including masked balls, theatre, opera, concerts, sumptuous feasts and fireworks.
More than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture, monumental statues and other objects from the Royal gardens, and personal items from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, will bring to life the reigns of three kings, their queens and mistresses in a fascinating and tumultuous period of French history. Highlights include Marie-Antoinette’s hand-crafted chair and harp, the marble bust of Louis XIV, the glamorous formal portrait of Marie-Antoinette, and the entire 1.5 tonne statue of Latona and her children from one of the main fountains of the Palace of Versailles. The exhibition be accompanied by a full program of activities including music performances, children’s programs and public events. The NGA website is the best source of information for these events.
9th December 2016 – 17th April 2017
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday – Sunday (Excluding Christmas Day)
10am – 5pm
National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Pl, Parkes ACT 2600
Children (16 years and under): FREE
Visit the official NGA website here for more information.
Terms and conditions: Sale dates from 24/10/16 – 17/04/17, travel dates from 20/10/17 to 17/04/17, bookable direct only, due to availability. Offer only available during promotional period. *Free parking not available at Abode Woden Mon-Fri.