Puppets, dance, singing, music, theater...
June 8 and 9, 2024
From age 7

Free admission for less than 10 years

  • WE love : the diversity of arts offered to children
  • Age : Starting from 7 years old
  • Date : over the weekend of June 8 and 9, 2024
  • Where Château de Versailles (78)
  • schedule between 9.45 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Rate :
    • children -10 years : free admission
    • From 10 to 25 years old : 10 € 
    • Adult From age 26: 10 € + entrance fee
  • Knowledge Book a time slot to take part in 5 workshops of 20 minutes each, over a period of 2 hours and 20 minutes. Choose on the spot!
  • This event has been awarded the "Cultural Olympiad" label

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An artistic challenge in the heart of the château

The Versailles Palace organizes throughout a weekend a true artistic competition!

Over the two days, visitors will be treated to a series of performances, workshops and exhibitions. Combining several disciplines, classical and modern, 5 artistic fields will be showcased in close proximity to the works of Versailles:

  • Music and performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Literature and writing
  • Architecture and design
  • Audiovisual and digital arts

Children of all ages, from 7 upwards, can take part in fun activities and practice their artistic talents.

This will be an opportunity to compose their own penthatlon by selecting activities:

  • Creative Workshops
  • puppet and theater show
  • initiation to music
  • dance workshop
  • readings and stories
  • Interactive Exhibitions

On site, you'll find guides and maps specially designed for families: they'll tell you which activities are best suited to children.

A whole weekend of immersive activities in the fabulous world of the arts!

What's on your mind? What talents will you display in the Sun King's glittering castle?

Le Penthatlon des arts: the challenge program!

Between 9.45 a.m. and 3 p.m., you'll have to choose on site 5 workshops, each lasting 20 minutes! Enough to compete for 2 hours and 20 minutes!

Period dance marathon 

Quadrille, Contredanse, Gavotte... These types of dance were practiced in elegant salons, royal courts and aristocratic balls. Train and become a professional!

Fencing tournament

En garde, prêt, allez... After a demonstration of artistic fencing, try your hand at it and defeat your opponent!

Modeling match 

Here are all the tools you need to create clay models worthy of the works in the Château de Versailles collections!

Architecture Championship 

Architect for a workshop: create the castle of your dreams in a diorama.

Complete baroque diction competition

Become outstanding orators by practicing Baroque pronunciation and diction with actors from the Grand Siècle!

Embroidery Sprint 2.0

What if the decorations in the halls of the Château de Versailles could be embroidered ad infinitum in record time? Come and discover how a digital embroidery machine can meet such a challenge!

Baroque gestural sequence

An introduction to Baroque gestures, an artistic ballet where painting and theater mingle...

Architects' tactical game

Every architect has his secret tools. Exceptionally, this workshop will introduce you to one of them: the pantograph diagraph. Can you master it to perfection?

Calligraphy race

Draw inspiration from everything around us and discover the age-old art of calligraphy on a sensory journey through the works.

Digital composition test

Can you hear these sounds? Compose your own music using sounds from the castle and pieces of Baroque music.

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Take advantage of the spring promotion 😄
adult ticket at 13€ instead of 16€
child ticket at 5.80€ instead of 7€