Londonist is proud media partner to The Wallace Collection's Friday Late series. Don't miss Le Roi Soleil: Party like it's 1699, happening on 2 October.
Did you know many works of rich artistic production from Louis XIV's reign can be found at The Wallace Collection?
To mark 300 years since the death of the Sun King, you're invited to join an evening of courtly decadence on 2 October — Le Roi Soleil: Party Like it's 1699.
The Collection will open late, its galleries coming alive with discussions and experiences that conjure up the sumptuous majesty of Louis XIV's court. London-based Norwegian Designer Kim Thomé has made reflective installations inspired by the elaborate Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.
During the night, you'll be able to visit a bespoke scent apothecary hosted by Cire Trudon, official providers of candles of the court of Louis XIV. Tours focusing on different aspects of Louis’s reign will run throughout the night along with life drawing, mask making sessions and much more.
In parallel, the courtyard will be turned into a Parisian café with live music from Dalston Trio and The Sparrows of Paris (open until 11pm).
The event is part of Louis XIV: a season of talks, films and special events dedicated to France's most talked-about monarch.