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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal), Versailles

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 220 reviews on the web
For an evening of performances--opéra, concert, or ballet--head to The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal). 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. Plan to visit The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Versailles attractions using our Versailles travel itinerary planner.
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  • To enjoy a guided tour for a chance to see, and it's worth. It's a very nice performance space that we rarely have the chance to visit because it is reserved to events rather rare and confidential.
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  • 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. 
  • Take a guide that will take you there: a unique vision of this place that is not accessible to all but which is breathtaking...
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  • The food and service was not outstanding or memorable. What WAS memorable was when the waitress asked upon delivering our bill if we were paying by cash or card? When the answer "card" was given she then demanded to know how much we were going to tip her? I have always believed that tips are discretionary and not mandatory. She received a 15% tip which was more than generous; my advice would be walk by and find a better luncheon venue.
  • Oh my goodness. Not even one star! This place is clearly a tourist trap, we were prepared for that and the prices - we only ate here because my son was hungry and the place we wanted to go was closed. Service was abysmal and the food really bad. We waited for ages for terrible dry chicken, a salad with two different dressings already on it and the worst rendition of a citron presse I have ever seen. The whole experience would've been funny of it wasn't so expensive. And frustrating! Save your time and money and go elsewhere - the monoprix shop a few steps away would be a better bet!
  • Walking by we decided to grab a seat outside and just get a quick drink. After accidentally grabbing the wrong menu and asking the waiter what one of the drinks included, he exhaled loudly, walked to another table and brought a different menu. Then, he looked at the French couple behind us and rolled his eyes. That's when I said "forget this place" and walked away. People make mistakes, unacceptable for a waiter to treat customers like that.
  • English Breakfast as fairly crap. Plenty of other places to eat.
  • What a place!! Good location. Mice running hither and thither but the waiter was obviously quite used to this. Food was ok but the waiter demanded 10% service charge be added to bill even tho' the bill stated that it included taxes and service. He was quite aggressive when challenged. Stay clear or bring a mousetrap.
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