Versailles' Salon d'Hercule Concert Series

Versailles' Salon d'Hercule Concert Series
The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle

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The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle
4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles
Capacity 360 seats


Between 1 h 20 and 2 h 30 min

With intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Versailles' Salon d'Hercule Concert Series

The Château de Versailles (Versailles Castle) is best known the world over for its beautiful decor and excessiveness. However, it is much less well known for its close relationship with classical music.


For your listening pleasure, four halls within the famous Versailles Castle host concerts conducted by internationally renowned conductors that are ready to take your breath away. Their speciality lies in presenting their visions of well-known and lesser-known composers from the Baroque and Romantic eras.


In addition to the Royal Opera of Versailles, the Royal Chapel of Versailles, and The Crusades Room, the decadent The Hercules Room, decorated in marble, lined with Corinthian columns, and featuring a painted ceiling depicting the Apotheosis of Hercules, offers you the chance to discover some truly beautiful scores.


Please note that due to the historic nature of these rooms, there is no accommodation for surtitles.



Story: Versailles' Salon d'Hercule Concert Series

A delight for the eyes and a pleasure to the ears.
A unique opportunity to enjoy a high-quality musical experience in one of the most intimate rooms in the majestic Château de Versailles (Versailles Castle).



Premium Option & Experience

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience unforgettable, choose our premium option at the time of booking:

Champagne + Programme + Show

This offer includes a glass of champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best seating category.



Concert Programme at the Salon d'Hercule in Versailles



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The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle

4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles

History and Fun Facts about the Hercules Room

At the Château de Versailles, anything is possible, even listening to a beautiful concert in one of the most beautiful rooms in the palace: Le Salon d'Hercule (The Hercules Room). The Hercules Room is a salon giving access to the Grand Appartements of the King in the Château de Versailles.


A passageway from the north wing to the central body, this salon is not strictly speaking part of the Grand Apartments, although it is often associated with them. The largest salon in the Versailles Castle, it faces East and West and is located close to the Salon de l'Abondance. What really sets it apart is its decoration.


Begun in 1712 under the direction of Robert de Cotte, the work was interrupted by the death of Louis XIV in 1715, then resumed in 1729, and finally completed in 1736. The exceptional quality of the marble and the splendour of the bronzes on the mantelpiece contribute to making this one of the most beautiful rooms in the Castle. The paintings that adorn the salon also attract attention, including Feast at the House of Simon by Veronese and the ceiling, one of the largest in the world, depicting The Apotheosis of Hercules, one of Francois Lemoyne's great masterpieces. The Hercules Room was inaugurated on 26 January 1739 with a ball to celebrate the marriage of Louis XV's eldest daughter to the Spanish Infante.


Today, you can enjoy concerts given by renowned musicians. Surround yourself by some of France’s most beautiful paintings, venues, and musicians… An unforgettable memory.


Fast facts
Capacity: 360
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to the Versailles Castle’s Hercules Room?

The Hercules Room is accessible by:
RER lines: The Hercules Room can be reached by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station which is the closest station to the castle. From this station the castle is a 10-minute walk.
Transilien lines: The Hercules Room is accessible by Transilien lines N and U from Versailles Chantiers station and by line L from Versailles Rive Droite station. From this station the castle is a 25-minute walk.
Bus lines: The Hercules Room is accessible by bus line 171 from Pont de Sèvres station (metro line 9).
The Hercules Room is located within the Versailles Castle. To get there, follow the signs for Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur. Then, the Versailles Castle’s English-speaking staff will guide you to this famous room.
We invite you to consult the map above for directions. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Versailles Castle’s Hercules Room?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the concerts, and present your voucher at the front desk. The Versailles Castle’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long do the exceptional concerts in The Hercules Room last?

The concerts in The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle last approximately between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.

Can I take photos during the concerts in The Hercules Room?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the concerts in The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of The Hercules Room to remember your night out!

Are the concerts in The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle for an international audience or for French-speakers?

The concerts in The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle are to be enjoyed by all music lovers or those who want to discover this incredible concert series. Please note that the concert operas are performed in their original language without surtitles, as it is difficult to equip this type of historic venue.

Does The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is tipping customary at The Hercules Room at the Versailles Castle?

Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat.
Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

In the event of a delay, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre but seating in the purchased category is not guaranteed.

I bought tickets for the concerts at The Hercules Room and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?

Yes, it’s completely normal! Your order will first be created as a pre-booking so that the Royal Opera of Versailles can assign your seat. You may see a pre-payment on your card, but rest assured that we will not charge your card until your reservation has been validated by the Royal Opera of Versailles. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive your ticket by email.
Due to the large number of requests that the Royal Opera of Versailles has to manage, this process usually takes two business days, but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be canceled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.


If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a coat check available at the Versailles Castle?

In application of the Vigipirate plan, suitcases and large bags are prohibited on the Versailles estate (various gates in the Château, park, and gardens).

A number of automatic lockers are available at information points, where you can leave your personal belongings and luggage smaller than cabin size (46x43x26 cm maximum).