Opéra Royal de Versailles, Versailles

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For an evening of performances--opéra, concert, or ballet--head to Opéra Royal de Versailles. The main theater and opera house of the Palace of Versailles, it is one of the finest 18th-century opera houses in Europe. Performances frequently celebrate the works of the Baroque and Classical periods, which are most closely associated with the Opéra Royal and the Palace of Versailles. The building features extraordinary acoustics and decor. The Opéra Royal is directly linked to the history of the many theatres at Versailles and the theatrical stagings in 17th- and 18th-century France. Using our world travel planner, Versailles attractions like Opéra Royal de Versailles can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is the Opera House located in the Palace of Versailles. There is Opera, Ballet and concert performances on a regular basis.
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  • Magic place!. evening inoubliable.tout is beautiful we imagine the Kings and the people of the time at the same spot... it's emouvant.le place is beautiful, luxurious filled with story.. .to not to miss if you have the means.
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  • We took the guided tour that included the visit to the Royal Opera and it was really worth it. This is not to be missed even if you don't love opera. The detailed in the wooden panels that cover the w...  more »
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  • Not the best experience to enter the opera house. Unlike other major opera houses across Europe, you are not greeted with fancy decorated hallway/lobby. Instead, you are forced to squeezed in with group tourists for the palace through a tiny door, and line up for the same security check. However, once you enter the opera only area, the staff are very well organized. We were guided nicely into our seats. Which makes up the bad experience on the entry part. The opera house itself is stunning, but on the smaller side.
  • One of the most beautiful Opera in the world. The Opera is very different from others because it was built for the King Louis XIV and his closest friends : there is only 600 places and should be compared to Palais Garnier (1979) or Bastille (2745).
  • Gorgeous!!! Bizaerd Ballet at Royal Opera Chateau de Versailles. Visit this palace and order tickets before at official website (something with "Versailles spectacles"). As you understand, fountains must be visited too. Take a time for some walk towards the lake, boat :), see fountains water show. One day for this wonderful place
  • My favorite room in the palace, beautiful rustic theatre especially with the chandeliers. Supposedly great acoustic as it is built solely in wood, I would have love to watch an opera performance here itself. Do check out if there are tickets available online as it still hosts performances here which are open to the public! To tour this room you would have to come with a guide as it is not open to general ticket holders.
  • Very nice place.

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Where to stay in Versailles

Though you can visit the palace of Versailles on a day trip from Paris, travelers interested in exporing outside the château should consider staying in the town of Versailles, Rambouillet, or Fontainebleau. All three of these boast historical centers and a number of accommodations for visitors, from swanky hotels to short-term apartment rentals. You may want to avoid the other nearby towns, like Senlis, which don't offer any lodging in their old town centers. To put yourself within walking distance of the grand palace, pick a spot along the main avenue in the town of Versailles. When staying here, you can experience first-hand what city planners took into consideration when building this new capital.
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