From 30 May to 24 September 2017, this exhibition will be dedicated to the stay of Peter the Great in Paris and at the Palace of Versailles in May and June 1717, celebrating the tercentenary of his trip in France.
Thanks to a partnership between the Palace of Versailles and the State Hermitage Museum in St-Petersburg, the exhibition will present what was one of the major diplomatic and cultural event at the beginning of Louis XV's reign only two years after Louis XIV's death.
The President will visit Paris on May 29 at the invitation of President of France Emmanuel Macron.
The two presidents will open an exhibition organised by the State Hermitage at the Grand Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. The exhibition is devoted to the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great’s visit to France, which laid the foundations for lasting ties between the two countries.