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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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Lots of History and beauty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Kelli L
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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Chicago Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars 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!

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars 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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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Amazing that they still use this opera house today! Be sure to get a tour guide to tell you the story of this building, it is amazing!

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Caspar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This wooden, trompe-l'oiel jewel box is amazing in many ways -- the light, the acoustics! the detailing, mirrors, half-chandeliers. Definitely worth the extra effort it takes to get in. A concert here would be spectacular.

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Okeechobee,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place just keeps showing off more and more incredibly grand and ornate parts of and an incredible whole. Beautifully built, I can`t believe all of this, it`s so much over the top of what anyone today would build for what it is.

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Ath, Hainaut, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

You just can't imagine such a treasure in Versailles. Versailles is by nature full of wonders. Go visit that one...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Built all of wood however looks like marble; for Louis XVI and Marie A wedding in 1770 - very impressive - only took 2 years to complete. You can catch shows here check the internet - expect they would be well worth it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You can see the Opera on the private tour. It's a very cool room, lots of history and technology for such an old place. Still in use today as an entertainment venue, you might be able to catch a show here if your timing is right.

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