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The Royal Opera (L'Opera Royal)

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Address: Place d'Armes | Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Turned out to be my one of my tops spots in Paris. Wheelchair review

Some areas as you know will not be accessible by chair, but the areas that you will have access too are stunning. If you do not get a chance to get to the Palace of Versailles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey E
North Battleford, SK
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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't looking forward to this part of the day compared to other areas and it turned out to be one of my highlights. The attention to detail in the architecture and design are painfully beautiful.

Thank Mike R
North Battleford, SK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some areas as you know will not be accessible by chair, but the areas that you will have access too are stunning. If you do not get a chance to get to the Palace of Versailles this will allow you to see something similar to the hall of mirrors. It was breathtaking and not a really busy attraction. The architecture... More 

Thank Tracey E
Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite things to see on our tour. It is simply amazing and beautiful. I can only imagine what it was like back then.

Thank CAFamily
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Opera Royal, opened in 1640, is part of Louis XIV's astounding, over-the-top Palace of Versailles. It was recently lavishly and beautifully restored to its original and glorious state and re-opened about 5 years ago. The theatre is simply fabulous. The acoustics, even after 375 years, are extremely good. We saw an Italian baroque opera called 'Orfeo', by Luigi Rossi,... More 

Thank TomMautner
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing building, created Just before the French Revolution which gives you an insight into the vast rift between working classes and the exuberant French royal family. We had a guide who perfectly narrated the whole tale of the Royal Opera whilst leading us around this magnificent place. Our guide brought the history to life and really added to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had a few hours left in Paris and I was in the neighborhood. It was a last-minute decision and I'm so glad I did it. It's quick and with the audio tour it was very efficient.

Thank SeaglassLove
Wolfsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This beautiful place is part of the guided tour through the castle of Versailles. I'm not sure if you can access this place without a guide. It's a wonderful room, you should take the chance to visit it. Made completely out of wood and with so many beautiful details. Nowaydays there are still operas in this place.

Thank Toby S
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We saw this as part of a guided tour we did on the day. Highly recommend spending a little bit of time to go and see it. It's just nice to sit in the opera house, and try and think back to what it would have been like hundreds of years ago. Would love to go back one day when... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It can be viewed as a part of guided tour of Kings apartments. The auditorium is amazing with rich color and huge chandeliers. Loved all the stories that our guide had to tell about the opera.

Thank aparnaka11
Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Couldn't believe they could fit 1000 people in this tiny theater. If you are staying in Versailles they still do productions here. Very quaint & smart design.

Thank sherry w

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