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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

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Address: Inside the Chateau, 78000, Versailles, France
Phone Number: 130837898
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A hidden Treasure

I was amazed to be shown this very special theatre on our private tour. The history is amazing and I am so glad it has been restored to it's original beauty. I would love to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed to be shown this very special theatre on our private tour. The history is amazing and I am so glad it has been restored to it's original beauty. I would love to see a performance here one day too.

Thank letsgosydney
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this area on a private tour, but would love to attend a performance here. It is one of the most beautiful theatres I have ever seen and wonderfully restored.

Thank HollySFraser
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guided tour is a must to appreciate this visit which may include the main palace. Again bathroom access is an issue

Thank GinnyKelowna
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The architect had only 250 days to build this opera house, in preparation for the wedding of Marie Antoinette to Louis IV. The corners cut are visible only when revealed. It is an awe inspiring house.

Thank Ronald T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This tour took me by surprise. They were offering an English speaking tour and we debated on whether or not to do it. We did but honestly, I don't know I would do it again. I would go back and stroll around the theatre - it was so beautiful.

Thank Dbroderick1
Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This building is amazing. Every ceiling is intricately decorated and there is marble everywhere. This building rivals the Chateau at Versailles in its beauty and opulence. A must see for everyone that visits Paris.

Thank rkirk322
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We took a guided tour with a really good story teller as our guide. She told us lots of History of the opera house while making it fun to listen. There are lots of steps to maneuver during this tour, but many of them are shallow making it a little more comfortable to climb up and down. The tour encompasses... More 

Thank Kelli L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

You can see this stunning room on a guided tour of the apartments, the tour finishes here. Interestingly it is all made of wood as that gives the best acoustics, but much of it has been painted to look like marble. The area of floor in the middle can be raised and lowered so it is either tiered flooring or... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I had the great pleasure of seeing Wagner's 1863 concert here. They were reviving his music across Europe and kicked off right there in Versailles.. To sit in an opera house where Europe's royalty enjoyed the same experience... well, there's just nothing like it. I HIGHLY recommend!

Thank TracyMoAdventures
Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Try to see this during your time in Versailles. It's another one of those "wow" rooms that adds to the over-the-top opulence of the palace. We got to see this as part of the King's Private Apartments tour. Not sure if you can access it any other way as it's not part of the standard list of rooms on the... More 

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