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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

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Address: Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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Truly spectacular; meeting with History

This opera is not only beautiful, not only old, it is THE opera of the Versailles' palace, THE opera built by Louis XV, THE opera where the Bourgeois Gentilhomme of Lully has been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Its a very good place to visit and would be in my top 20 places to go in Paris. You don't have a lasting memory but it is right next to the big shopping district so you will invariably pay a visit here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This opera is not only beautiful, not only old, it is THE opera of the Versailles' palace, THE opera built by Louis XV, THE opera where the Bourgeois Gentilhomme of Lully has been plaid for the wedding of Louis XVI & Marie-Antoinette, so it is an opera that you cannot miss. I went there twice in my life, not enough,... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Last night we saw "Darnabus", a wonderful Baroque opera by Jean Philippe Rameau at the Royal Opera at the Château de Versailles greatly performed by "l'Ensemble Pygmalon". It gave us a great opportunity to walk around the little theater before the opera started and during the intermission. The feeling of wonderment already starts when you pass the Royal Chapel, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So many people you can only see it from the top level. It is not open to the public at the I si only a view from the balcony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I dedicated my visit to Versailles to attend Mozart's opera gala in the Royal Opera House. I booked a room in the Trianon Palace Hotel, a dinner in La Veranda and a premium ticket to the performance. The whole trip is a dream. The opera house is backed up with history that could not be matched with any other. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Whole place gorgeous. Architectural masterpiece. We hired a tablet with earphones which was a personal virtual tour. The Phantom of the Opera box is great to see too. Lots of photo opportunities, some might think a little over the top but I loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

The building itself gorgeous, both interior and exterior, the sound acho was extremely good. It was pitty there was no performance when we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you're into Baroque opera, there are few better places to see it than the Royal Opera at Versailles, simply because there are not all that many Baroque theatres of such outstanding beauty. This is the third season we've been, and it has always been an unforgettable experience for the music, the productions and the atmosphere. The theatre, which seems... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The structure is beautiful from both inside and outside. Taking the tour was great. It would be be good to see some performance, but there was none during the time we visited. But still an amazing place to visit.

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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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Address: Address: Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Yvelines  >  Versailles

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