The impossibility of visiting the Chinese prompted the French Palace of Versailles to give them the opportunity to visit it virtually through a digital exhibition in Shanghai, with about 2,000 visitors a day, as announced the palace administration.
The exhibition, entitled “virtually Versailles”, opened last February at the “Sintiandi Style” mall in Shanghai, and will continue until the end of next May, and it used new virtual tools that provide an immersive and interactive visit, including 360-degree video technology, digital bicycles, holograms and virtual reality.
This sensory and interactive journey extends over an area of about 2,500 square metres, and allows entry into the main places, groups and moments in the history of the Palace of Versailles, as explained by its management.
Through three-dimensional scenes, it is possible to see the stages of the construction of the palace until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles with Germany in 1919. The visitor also learns about its most famous sections, such as the Mercury Salon, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Opera and the Battle Gallery.
The exhibition also introduces its visitors to statues, paintings, characters and major events in French history, from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
The exhibition will tour other 7 Chinese cities: Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing and Xi’an.