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Address: Rue Jeu de Paume, Versailles, France
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Location of the meeting place of the Third Estate in 1789, where the...

Location of the meeting place of the Third Estate in 1789, where the "Tennis Court Oath" act of defiance was the starting point for the rebellion that led to the storming of the Bastille.

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Nothing fancy at first glance...

But I must say- it's definitely worth seeing. Almost impossible to meet any turist around there, as it's not in the centre of great attractions. But if you know what happened... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Valentino B

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PARIS
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469 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 557 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I know the Kapoor exhibition was controversial but we loved it. However what I have to say next concerns any contemporary artist who may be considering using Versailles for an exhibition. Think very, very carefully before you do. Not only might your works be vandalised (and more than once in the case of poor Anish) but we may not even... More 

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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

But I must say- it's definitely worth seeing. Almost impossible to meet any turist around there, as it's not in the centre of great attractions. But if you know what happened there- you should go. It may not be as impressive as the Palace, but it has some spirit of the revolution. Makes you think about those heroic times. Oh,... More 

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Contrary to what seemed to be the official opening times, the doors of the Jeu de Paume were firmly closed. Several people, like us, tried to have a look inside, but neither knocking nor ringing the doorbell made any difference. The opening hours of the Jeu de Paume remain mysterious - the staff (if any) just seems to close the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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384 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited to see this ancient court which has been turned into a museum to French democracy. The dedans end of the room has been turned over to an installation by Anish Kapoor so we were unable to see the whole court. An interesting side trip to a visit to Versailles

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

One of the hidden gems of historical touring. I won't go into its significance here but it's one of those which has remarkably survived the ravages of time. At the time of my visit there was some garbage modern art in there by Kapoor, but that was easily ignored.

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Thank touron4
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Right in the city, the jeu de Paume is a historical site for 2 main reasons. This is where tennis was invented and played for the first time. This is the place where the Jeu de Paume Oath happened and changed the history of France.

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nyk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good restaurant slightly away from the main attractions. Good food and service and thankfully lesser crowds.

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