Versailles är en stad och kommun i departementet Yvelines i regionen Île-de-France i Frankrike, väster om Paris. Staden hade 86 477 invånare år 2010, en minskning från de 94 145 rekordåret 1975.
Opéra Royal de Versailles
As the symbol of a triumphant monarchy, Versailles was both an artistic and political hub. Louis XIV assembled the most brilliant performers of the time on his estate and allowed new styles to blossom. This environment, shaped by the arts, lay at the heart of the most sumptuous festivals and celebrations: the most magnificent equestrian and nautical shows, banquets, plays, opera, ballet and fireworks followed each other in rapid succession.
Faithful to its history, the Palace of Versailles continues to be the setting for a widely varied cultural life and series of events. Leading international performers bring its most beautiful locations to life with both classic and modern works.