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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 concert experience like no other!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

1 Thank Vicki D
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.

Thank Sunhawk95420
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
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.

Thank ErininOkeechobee
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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Kirkby Lonsdale
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

During our Versailles palace visit, we did book a tour to the private appartments of King Louis XIV, XV and XVI. At then end of the visit we also good look to the Opera house inside the Chateau. This was amazing; although we just had a few moment inside the great auditorium (no opera) but the feeling was spectacular. Everyone... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

What strikes immediately is the complete original wooden structure, like the former Fenice and Liceu Theaters before the burned down. Additionally the place is completely surrounded of history, first by its location within Versailles castle, next to the water reserve and the famous Versailles garden. It remains as glamorous as it was at the opening during Louis 15 period, and... More 

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