Sunday, April 2, 2017

Day 2726 - The Versailles Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

Who's been to Versailles?

I haven't been, but I can pretend I have after visiting the National Gallery of Australia yesterday.

The Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition is in its final weeks at the NGA in Canberra.

If you've ever wondered what the life and culture of Versailles was like, then this is a must see.

Ranging from small objects like Marie-Antoinette's hand-crafted chair right up to huge 6 metre tapestries produced for Louis XIV, the treasures span three kings, their queens AND their mistresses.

Of course no exhibition is complete without the obligatory gift shop as you exit.  Versailles does not disappoint with a very French shopping experience at the end of your viewing.

For the little ones there is a very cool Versaille inspired playground at the ground level of the NGA just near the coffee shop.  Entry is free and your kids will have a blast.

If you are keen to see the Versailles exhibition you need to be quick! It finishes on 17 April 2017.

Tickets are around $27 per adult and around $25 concession with children under 16 free.

Tickets can be purchased via the NGA website which will redirect you to Ticketek.

Have you seen the Versaille exhibition?

Perhaps you've been to the actual Versailles?  

Don't miss out! 


  1. I really wanted to go to that exhibition - the advertising was very alluring, but then I remembered the stuff I loved about Versailles were the grounds and the buildings, not so much the stuff in them. They're truly awe inspiring. I spent about 6 hours there solo, pottering about and then back with the kids but we rowed on the canal and has a picnic in the grounds of the Hameau...jsut a stunning place, for all ages

  2. Your granddaughter is so cute! I love the picture with the dress. Looks like a fab exhibition. My girls would have loved to have seen all the shiny things :)

  3. Oh magnificent! thank you so much Leanne for sharing your photos with us. I love visiting places such as Versaille but Europe is such a long way. Your granddaughter is too cute as well! Have a great week!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.

  4. That was one magnificent experience! I like the interactivity for the kiddies too. It's good when we in Aus get to see such treasures without making the trip OS. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 14/52. Next week: Easter

  5. I love that era of French opulence, it's just so intricate and gorgeous! Now, the one thing that doesn't really compute with me about that time though, is the personal hygiene. They have all these beautiful houses and elaborate dresses, yet they bath once a month or whatever.

  6. What a beautiful experience! I agree, such a beautiful and ornate period of history.

    SSG xxx


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