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The Royal Chapel

Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Versailles
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Art Galleries
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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You cannot walk into the chapel and only have a couple of limited vantage points. It is unfurnished but the architecture and space, and the ceiling paintings are spectacular.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It is a beautiful part of the Chateau de Versailles but its a pity there is no access to the room only photographs into the Chapel from the entrance.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

When we went to the palace we were not able to enter the Royal Chapel, but we were allowed to see it only through the door. There was a reunion of workers there, so maybe that was the reason we could not enter.

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Milford, Massachusetts
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636 helpful votes 636 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

During our guided tour, we were told that you either see the Chapel or the Opera....our tour saw the Opera house. You can see part of the Chapel during the general tour but you do not see the Opera house during the general tour.

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Edmonton, Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Versailles and had the privilege of viewing the Royal Chapel. It is a lovely church although it tends to get overwhelmed by the opulence of the palace. There is always a crowd by the upper and lower entrances to the chapel so you will need to be patient.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is incredible to be able to go and see places like this which still exist after many years! Regardless whether a person is religious or not, any person is able to admire this place and enjoy it for its beauty.

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This beautiful little chapel is part of the chateau. There are tours that will let you explore more of the chapel, but you do get a lower and an upper view from the hall on the self guide walking tour of the chateau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As part of the small group tour we took we were able to enter the Chapel and walk around it. It was amazing looking in and even more awe inspiring from inside. The colors in the murals on the ceiling were bright and bold. The Chapel is huge and made us feel incredibly small. Definitely on our list to visit... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

One of the many nice attractions of Chateau Versailles is the Royal Chapel which was built between 1698 and 1710 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart on order of Louis XIV. Unfortunately, Louis was only able to use this beautiful chapel for five years before his death in 1715. The architecture of the chapel has Gothic influence, found in the lofty nave vaulted... More

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athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is a church built inside the Palace of Versailles and you should not miss to see and take pictures, you do not need to pay a separate ticket.

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