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Address: Inside the Chateau | Chateau de Versailles, 78000 Versailles, France
Phone Number: 0659419868
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Louis XIV worshipped here

Among the grandest of the halls in the château de Versailles is the Chapelle Royale. As a devout Roman Catholic, Louis XIV made the royal chapel an integral part of the château... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Among the grandest of the halls in the château de Versailles is the Chapelle Royale. As a devout Roman Catholic, Louis XIV made the royal chapel an integral part of the château and it became more important to him in his old age. François Couperin ('Couperin le Grand) was organist here in the later years of Louis XIV's reign. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We felt very lucky that we were able to enter the chapel, because it seemed as if those who did not pay for the tour could only gather at the entrance and takes photos from there. I loved the chapel. The marble floor itself was outstanding. Up to that point on my trip through the UK and Paris I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Very peaceful and beautiful. it took a while to get to the front to look around the inside because it was crowded.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I wish we could have gone in here. we were only able to stand at an opening on the second floor and look down on it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When touring the Catheau the Royal Chapels interior can be viewed from the ground floor and the balcony floor. These vantage points provide a clear view of the entire chapel, including the amazing painting on the ceiling, without having to allow the crowds to actually enter the chapel itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The only bad part was we could not get close up, we had to see it from far away and take pictures from far away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I don't think that there is any part of the castle, which is not the highest standard in art. This chapel is also a masterpiece.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Beautiful white and gold motif; one of the first rooms you see- unfortunately at the beginning of the tour you can only stand up to before the doorway so you can’t see past the balcony and see the whole chapel in its glory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It's truly stunning, probably my favorite!! But all the rooms of the Palace are unbelievable. TIP: Arrive no later then 8:45 am to line up for security (everyone has to do this regardless of what tickets you have for entry) and plan to stay the day. Rent bikes, golf cart or take the train as it's too much gardens to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not sure that the visitor can have more than a view from the top floor, which is already to be done. As far as I remember, the visitors cannot go inside and pray for instance. We had the chance to be there for a concert of Charpentier with William Christie and it was incredible. Every single detail is beautiful, the... More 

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