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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

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Address: Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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amazing architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
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nyk
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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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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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Milford, Massachusetts
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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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