The Palace of Versailles hosts a rave in its iconic Hall of Mirrors – but you don’t need a royal budget to visit
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The Palace of Versailles is synonymous with opulence, history and royalty – but now it’s about to add a ‘rave hotspot’ to its repertoire.
The emblematic French castle has revealed that it will host an electronic music festival, Versailles Électro, at the foot of its emblematic Hall of Mirrors this summer.
We can’t help but think Marie Antoinette would approve of the big party which will include live music, loads of dancing and VIP experiences (although we imagine her choice of music may have been a little different) .
For one night only, on Saturday June 8, the Hall of Mirrors will welcome the French DJs of Ed Bangers Records, the former manager of Daft Punk, with a line-up composed of Breakbot x Irfane, Busy P, Myd and So Moi .
The picture-perfect landscaped gardens next to the venue will be transformed into a giant dance floor where guests can party like royalty.
The best part is that you won’t need a royal budget if you want to check it out.
Cheaper early bird tickets start from €22 (around £18) online, while standard tickets cost €30 (around £25) online.
However, if you fancy channeling your inner French royal, VIP packages are on offer from €160 that include access to a private lounge, an all-you-can-eat buffet and a few glasses of champagne.
You can find out more about the Versailles Electro official website .
How to visit Versailles on a budget
The good news is that you won’t have to break the bank to get to Versailles for the big event.
For example, the palace is only about an hour’s drive from Paris, so it’s worth finding cheap flights to the City of Lights.
You can find one-way fares from £23.16 per person on easyJet from €5.80 per person on Ryanair Where £41 on British Airways .
When it comes to your accommodation, TripAdvisor offers a handy roundup of cheap hotels near the Palace of Versailles itself, with prices starting at £66 a night.
Meanwhile, Lastminute.com offers packages that include hotels from £73 per night right next to the place too.
Or of course, since it’s so easy to get there from the French capital, you can look for a cheap hotel in Paris and make it a wider urban getaway.