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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

Address: Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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Ranked #3 of 19 Activities in Versailles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Performances
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We went there for a Rameau opera. It was a very special experience: the opera is beautiful, the acoustic is perfect, the room is small enough that everyone has a good view of the scene and musicians... It's like going back in time. The music was great and perfectly suited for this scene. I highly recommend it, a very special... More 

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Just a small walk away for the Hotel, great atmosphere. Stay at the Trianon Palace hotel and have a great weekend break.

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Naples, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I took a tour to see the opera house after it closed to the public. It's worth it, small group, not to short, not to long. It's a must see in Paris.

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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were fortunate to see this while doing a morning guided tour of the private apartments and the Opera house,(which you book on the same day). Would have loved to see a performance here but only used infrequently and was having some renovations done at the time.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What an opportunity - closing night of Persee at the Opera Royale de Versailles. Only ever performed once before - for Marie Antoinette on her wedding day. I mean, REALLY. A friend of mine was in the show - put on by opera atelier of Toronto. I sat in the first seat next to the stage. UNREAL. A night I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great afternoon in Paris. Fantastic building and would love to come back and se an opera here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited this beautiful opera house as part of a behind the scenes Versailles tour. It is in beautiful shape with much of the guilt and fixtures restored. The size of the theatre is impressive considering the time period it was constructed. Another example of the decadent french monarchy pre-revolution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Touring the Opera is part of a guided tour of Versailles. We were told either the Chapel or the Opera, depending on performances in the Opera House. Luckily we were able to view the Opera House as you can see some of the Chapel during the general tour but you cannot see the Opera House during the general tour. The... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have attended performances of operas at this 18th century jewel of a theatre in the Château de Versailles on several occasions. The decor and intimate atmosphere complement the performances of Baroque works which are among the most original and amusing that we have ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Versailles opulent as ever and the music during the Grandes Eaux really enhances the experience, but queuing a problem. If like us you don't come with tickets, then as soon as you get inside, leave one person in the queue, if possible, and go and find the automatic ticket machines located near the loos. We did this and saved ourselves... More 

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