Join A Regal Party At The Wallace Collection This October

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Join A Regal Party At The Wallace Collection This October

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.

Book your tickets now.

Join one of the curator tours during the evening
Admire the Gallery's collection after hours
Listen to live music in the airy courtyard
Get your hands on creative activities
Explore the Gallery at your own peace

Le Roi Soleil: Party like it's 1699 takes place at 6pm on 2 October at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. Tickets are £12 and can be bought on the Collection website.

Londonist is proud media partner to The Wallace Collection and its Friday Lates series.

Last Updated 23 September 2015