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Address: Rue Jeu de Paume, Versailles, France
14:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Location of the meeting place of the Third Estate in 1789, where the...

Location of the meeting place of the Third Estate in 1789, where the "Tennis Court Oath" act of defiance was the starting point for the rebellion that led to the storming of the Bastille.

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Very important landmark for the french republic

In this indoor tennis court a pivotal event took place in the early days of the french revolution. In June 1789, members of the estates-general for the Third Estate who had begun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Grenoble, France
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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

In this indoor tennis court a pivotal event took place in the early days of the french revolution. In June 1789, members of the estates-general for the Third Estate who had begun to call themselves the National Assembly, found the chamber door locked and guarded by soldiers. So they occupied the tennis court which was the only room near the... More 

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Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Quite a plain and outwardly insignificant building, but once you get inside and appreciate the events that took place here it is well worth the time to have a look around. The interpretation is not terribly good so you need a good grasp of French, but when you read the stories of the people represented by the various busts on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

For the birthplace of French democracy it's not I. Great shape. Peeling plaster and a general air of neglect prevail. If you're interested in the French Revolution it's a must see, otherwise it's more of an oddity than an attraction.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I know the Kapoor exhibition was controversial but we loved it. However what I have to say next concerns any contemporary artist who may be considering using Versailles for an exhibition. Think very, very carefully before you do. Not only might your works be vandalised (and more than once in the case of poor Anish) but we may not even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

But I must say- it's definitely worth seeing. Almost impossible to meet any turist around there, as it's not in the centre of great attractions. But if you know what happened there- you should go. It may not be as impressive as the Palace, but it has some spirit of the revolution. Makes you think about those heroic times. Oh,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Contrary to what seemed to be the official opening times, the doors of the Jeu de Paume were firmly closed. Several people, like us, tried to have a look inside, but neither knocking nor ringing the doorbell made any difference. The opening hours of the Jeu de Paume remain mysterious - the staff (if any) just seems to close the... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We visited to see this ancient court which has been turned into a museum to French democracy. The dedans end of the room has been turned over to an installation by Anish Kapoor so we were unable to see the whole court. An interesting side trip to a visit to Versailles

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

One of the hidden gems of historical touring. I won't go into its significance here but it's one of those which has remarkably survived the ravages of time. At the time of my visit there was some garbage modern art in there by Kapoor, but that was easily ignored.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Right in the city, the jeu de Paume is a historical site for 2 main reasons. This is where tennis was invented and played for the first time. This is the place where the Jeu de Paume Oath happened and changed the history of France.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Good restaurant slightly away from the main attractions. Good food and service and thankfully lesser crowds.

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