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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

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Address: Inside the Chateau, 78000 Versailles, France
Phone Number: 0659419868
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An absolute gem.

A real highlight of central Paris and so much better than Versailles. The Opera is a wonderful building outside and astonishing inside. There is a great cafe/restaurant on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A real highlight of central Paris and so much better than Versailles. The Opera is a wonderful building outside and astonishing inside. There is a great cafe/restaurant on the ground floor and is really a 'must see' if you visit Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Magnificent and beautiful but only available for select tours. Do yourself a favour and make sure it is included in your tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The rich were truly rich at that time. The costumes were so colorful. Not a place you would see twice. But would love to go to a concert or opera there one day.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A beautiful theater that still is in use. Really quite stunning to look at. We were able to see it as part of a guided tour provided throutgh the official Palace website. Well worth the minimal additional ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

get a good guide because the history of this opera is interesting and amazing. As a private group it is even better

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It is one of the beauties of the Chateau Versailles. XV. Louis ordered this littel theater and it is still in function. We had a very good Xerxes opera performance. The only problem, you can't choose your seat, and even you have the highest category, the chairs are not for today use.

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Blankenberge, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visiting teh Chateau de Versailles with its marvellous rooms. The Opera decorated with papier maché decors is superbe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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