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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal), Versailles

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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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  • The opera is as opulent as the rest of the chateau. We attended an opera concert at the concert hall and it was mesmerizing. A truly memorable event.  more »
  • The grandeur and opulence of the architecture and design is impressive. Paintings (including ceilings) and sculptures by masters of the period - like a visit to a gallery and museum in one. Recommend ...  more »
  • Amazingly, only 5 people were enjoying the Royal Opera, including us 2. It was a Saturday and there were 1,000's of visitors in the garden. The reason may be that signposting in the garden is not very...  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.
  • 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.
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