The Palace of Versailles Is Hosting a Rave in Its Hall of Mirrors for the First Time (Video)
Channel your inner Sun King by partying at his opulent palace.
The Château de Versailles (Palace of Versailles) was once a spot for decadent parties back in its heyday during the time of Louis XIV. It still hosts events and even an annual masquerade ball, but this summer it will play host to a truly unique party that electro music fans will be dying to attend.
The Palace of Versailles is teaming up with Ed Banger Records to host a rave in the famous Hall of Mirrors for the very first time, according to Lonely Planet. If you’ve ever dreamed of living your own version of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette,” now’s your chance.
Of course, fancy corsets and wigs are not required. Though we’re sure partygoers will be thinking up some excellent outfits. If the 17th and 18th-century French courts were transported to 2019, we can probably bet they’d be into going to a rave.
The Versailles Electro will feature performances from popular DJs from the French electro scene, including Breakbot x Irfane, Myd, and So Me. The terraces overlooking the French gardens will transform into a giant dancefloor for guests to dance the night away.
“This timeless evening is part of the Versailles tradition of the first festivals of the Sun King's time and also echoes Versailles, cradle of French electro,” according to the event website.
The big party will start at 10:30 p.m. on June 8 at the Palace. Tickets come in three tiers. Guest may purchase a simple entry ticket between €22 to €30 (about $25 to $34 USD) for general admission. Or, they can purchase a VIP ticket for €60 (about $68), which includes access to the VIP area and bar, seating, a glass of champagne, and a reserved parking space. Lastly, guests can purchase a Gold ticket for €160 (about $180), which includes access to the Gold lounge and bar, seating, two glasses of champagne, buffet, and a reserved parking space within the park of Versailles.
More information can be found on the Château de Versailles website.