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Go Behind the Scenes of One the Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Shot in France

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Updated: 25 October 2017
Vaux-le-Vicomte at the Movies is offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to delve behind the scenes of the best-known films and TV series shot at Paris’ stunning Château de Versailles.

The Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles), located only 10 miles (16 kilometers) southwest of Paris, is one of the most stunning royal castles in France. First built by Louis XIII in 1624, the palace oozes opulence at every turn.

Inside the Palace of Versailles
Inside the Palace of Versailles | © Anna & Michal/Flickr

From September 23 to November 5, 2017, visitors will be able to lay their eyes on the lavish costumes from the various TV series and films shot within its walls, to gaze at projections of the most beautiful scenes, as well as learn the secret techniques used in the film world.

Chapel at the Palace of Versailles
Chapel at the Palace of Versailles | © Mariamichelle

The year 2017 marks the launch of the hugely popular second season from BBC Two’s Versailles and the latest film by Dany Boon (RAID Dingue). There will be reconstructed film sets and a host of animations, activities and exhibitions to mark the exciting occasion.

Entrance to the Palace of Versailles
Entrance to the Palace of Versailles | © HelloRF Zcool/Shutterstock

Since 1968, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has welcomed one or two major shoots every year. The estate has been proud to welcome actors and actresses such as Roger Moore, Sophie Marceau, Leonardo Di Caprio, Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Christian Clavier, John Malkovich, Monica Bellucci, Kirsten Dunst, Guillaume Canet, Fabrice Luchini, and Lorànt Deutsch.

The Orangerie at Versaille
The Orangerie at Versaille | © Panoramas/Flickr

An exhibition of costumes from the Versailles series will transport the public to a world of refinement and exceptional craftsmanship. Designed by Madeline Fontaine, the costumes of King Louis XIV (George Blagden), his family and his court illustrate how each pearl and stitch strive to amaze and restore the sumptuous airs of the 17th century.

The exhibition, of about twenty costumes from Seasons 1, 2 and 3 of the series, will be presented in ceremonial salons on busts of the National Center of Costumes and Scenography.

The exhibition runs September 23 to November 5, 2017, from 10am to 5pm. Full ticket price costs €15.50, reduced is €13.50, and there’s free entry for children under the age of six.

Château de Vaux le Vicomte, Maincy, France, +33 1 64 14 41 90