Opening times for researchers

The Research Centre is open to researchers, from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, by appointment. call +33 (0)1 30 83 75 12 or email

Coming to the Centre

The Research Centre team advises and assists researchers as needed, and facilitates access to the following resources and personnel:

  • a specialist library of exhibition catalogues relating to life at court,
  • a directory of French and foreign researchers and institutions, working on subjects in the Centre’s area of study,
  • the iconographic collections of the Musée de l’Histoire de France: around 30,000 paintings, drawings and engravings of portraits and historical scenes,
  • collections of documents, archives, printed matter, ancient manuscripts and microfilms,
  • the teams of curators, architects, artistic craftsmen, gardeners and fountaineers at the Palace of Versailles.

The Centre also has the advantage of being close to the following institutions:

  • the Archives départementales des Yvelines,
  • the Bibliothèque municipale de Versailles, with its wealth of old collections,
  • the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles,
  • the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles,
  • the Académie du spectacle équestre,
  • the company Château de Versailles Spectacles.
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Château de Versailles
Conseil général des Yvelines