The King's Coucher


Louis XIV was a King of Music: as shown by all the works composed for his “official” life. But who knows the Sun King’s intimate music?

The harpsichord, viola da gamba and luth take precedence over drums and trumpets; the most magnificent singers stand a few steps away from the sovereign, in his bedchamber, to give him some musical beauty to nourish royal dreams…It could be 1705, Lalande, the music superintendent brings together some musicians “called by the King”: Marin Marais, Robert de Visée, Michel de la Barre, Antoine Forqueray, and asks them to come after the Grand Coucher, to present to Louis a last, informal and intimate moment of music. For this exceptional evening, Thibaut Roussel has brought together the best musicians for a revival of the Couchers du Roi. The recording of this programme, made at the Château for the Château de Versailles Spectacles collection, will be released at the same time as the concert. An exceptional moment…

General information


Monday 27 June 2022 between 7 pm and 12 am.


Ambassador ticket: 198€ (€)
Prince ticket: 298€.

AMBASSADOR TICKET: Free seating in the category. Cocktail reception throughout the evening, champagne at discretion.

PRINCE TICKET: Free seating in the category. Cocktail reception throughout the evening, delicacies and champagne at your discretion, an exclusive moment.

For a better reception, we strongly advise people with reduced mobility to reserve their seats by telephone on 01 30 83 78 89.

In case of technical problems, the ticketing team is at your disposal by phone at 01 30 83 78 89 (from Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm) or on site in our ticket office-boutique (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles; from Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, as well as on Saturdays when the show is not on the Grandes Eaux Musicales from 2pm to 5pm) to help you make your reservation.

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The King's Coucher
Les Appartements du Roi au Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles