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The Royal Chapel

Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Versailles
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Art Galleries
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This chapel is beautiful and if you tour the chateau you will see it but take your time. With the crowds it can often feel like you have to speed through but we recommend taking your time and it's rooms like this where you just need to stop and take it in.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Enjoyed a private viewing of the chapel. It is exquisite and in wonderful wonderful condition. Do not leave without asking about Madame DuBarry's private viewing area. Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI Royal wedding took place here. Fascinating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Part of the self-guided tour for the Chateau, so you'll see it anyway. It would've been nice to hear the organ...

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