Fetes Galantes in Versailles

Versailles Fetes Galantes

Ever heard about crazy, glamorous Versailles parties? Being part of exciting story of Versailles, Louis XIV and marquise de Montespan.  Well, let’s say it is not impossible and you could be part of histoy.

Third year now, Versailles is organizing an amazing event named Fetes Galantes. It is held in the not more or less, the Mirror room.  For all of you watching Versailles it is quite amazing to know not so long ago they were filming here too. Anyway, what to do if you want to participate. First, tickets. Cheapest entrance ( marquise entrance ) is for 150€, when you get access to Mirror room and few spectacles but there is not food or drinks included. You can enter as a King if you wish so, with all drinks, food and photo shoots included for around 800€. There is everything for everyone. So, when you got your tickets be sure you know where to rent or buy costume. In central Paris you can rent them for around 150€ per couple of day, but I got mine from one of my favorite costume designers Christine and Aurelie Donnard.  Preparation takes quite a while. Hair preparing, make up and costume would take around 4 hours, but I’m usually done in 1 hour as I know how to prepare and make my hair. It sounds terrible and long but it is worth it. Let’s say 18th century was everything but simple. Extravagance was everything.

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In front of Versailles with red carpet. We were all dressed in gold as it was the color of King Sun, and as you can see my boyfriend was costumed as King Sun, with that I was Marquise de Montespan, one really incredible person and ‘couple’ in history.

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The event started at 19h and lasted until midnight. At the end of the event you could see wonderful fireworks from the Mirror Room. A night full of dances, meetings and laughter.  It is really an amazing experience to see at least once in your life.

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