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“Beautiful but hard to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)
Inside the Chateau, Versailles, France
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“Beautiful but hard to see”
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.

Visited April 2015
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“Another reason to visit Versailles”
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 house is 10 minutes walk from the hotel through the gardens of Chateau de Versailles. Mind you that the performance starts relatively early at 4:30 pm. By the time you finish, the gardens are closed to the public and you need to take the streets back to the hotel. The experience takes you back in time to a tranquil peaceful atmosphere that probably dates back to a couple of centuries old. Few things may not be perfect by todays standards however. The theater is not friendly to persons with challenged mobility, particularly the stairs to the cloak room. The premium seats were benches that were really uncomfortable and seating was by territorial estimation. You sit next to that gentleman or closer to this lady. Few seats in the front were probably reserved to the opera cult friends of the house. These are minor defects in a master piece work.

Visited March 2015
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“Phantom of the Opera”
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

Visited February 2015
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“Wow!”
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.

Visited March 2014
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“A tremendous operatic experience”
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 large, is actually designed on an intimate scale so that you can see and hear well wherever you sit. The Royal Opera has a large and varied program of operas and concerts throughout most of the year. The RER runs late enough so that you can get back to Paris after the performance without difficulty. The online booking is very efficient. The singers, musicians, dancers (there's always some ballet in these operas) are all top-flight. A really unique experience.

Visited February 2015
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