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We found this room depicting numerous battles, to be one of our favorite rooms when touring the... read more

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A fantastically impressive gallery which features some wonderful paintings featuring and to some... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Galerie des Batailles (Battles Gallery) is a fine collection of paintings, which intend to glorify French military history. Here you will find a 120 meter long gallery, which includes 120 paintings, busts and references to French military achievements from the Battle of Tolbiac (496)...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2015

The 'Galerie des Batailles' is far less famous and far less interesting than the 'Galerie des Glaces' and you really have to be interested in French history and French military history to want to spend a lot of time here. There are large paintings depicting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful large room with paintings, sculptures, and nice ceilings. However the whole Palace looks in need of maintenance. Furniture are clearly fake. The crowd - who seems to be there just to take pictures- makes the visit quite disappointing.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this room depicting numerous battles, to be one of our favorite rooms when touring the palace of Versailles.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

A fantastically impressive gallery which features some wonderful paintings featuring and to some degree memorialising battles and wars of yesteryear. The quality of the paintings and the rich flavour of history that's evoked from everyone is profoundly enjoyable.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed September 20, 2018

It is hard to believe that the Gallery of Battles is made up of only 33 paintings. Yes...they ARE REALLY THAT BIG! My guess is they are about 18 feet tall and they line the whole room. It is truly impressive, and quite a sight...More

Thank David D
Reviewed September 14, 2018

I was happy to walk through this gallery. Being a Napoleon fan I enjoyed the battle scenes with him. The painters have depicted several glorious battle scenes.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is both great artwork and great history. The paintings are all very I retesting a highly detailed. They show the battles in ways not otherwise possible, even with today’s film and photography. Some of the information boards were missing and we needed to look...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Hundreds of huge battle related painting all in magnificant condition, displayed in a beautiful long gallery. Many marble busts of important French military men through the years too. Great for history buffs.

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a massive stretch of painting in one of the Versailles palace rooms depicting the French wars.

Thank SunnyOli
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Wars are "celebrated" in the huge murals lining both walls of this vast hall. Look close and you will see how much pain was inflicted with all different types of weapons from spears, rock and arrows to sophisticated armaments. The mural even include the Battle...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is the second most interesting portion of the Palace (close second behind the hall of Mirrors) the remainder of the palace has some interesting sculptures and paintings but the highlight of the Palace is the estate grounds/landscaping.

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