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We found this room depicting numerous battles, to be one of our favorite rooms when touring the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Mt. Vernon

A fantastically impressive gallery which features some wonderful paintings featuring and to some... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Steve T
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful large room with paintings, sculptures, and nice ceilings. However the whole Palace looks in need of maintenance. Furniture are clearly fake. The crowd - who seems to be there just to take pictures- makes the visit quite disappointing.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We found this room depicting numerous battles, to be one of our favorite rooms when touring the palace of Versailles.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

A fantastically impressive gallery which features some wonderful paintings featuring and to some degree memorialising battles and wars of yesteryear. The quality of the paintings and the rich flavour of history that's evoked from everyone is profoundly enjoyable.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed 21 September 2018

It is hard to believe that the Gallery of Battles is made up of only 33 paintings. Yes...they ARE REALLY THAT BIG! My guess is they are about 18 feet tall and they line the whole room. It is truly impressive, and quite a sight...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I was happy to walk through this gallery. Being a Napoleon fan I enjoyed the battle scenes with him. The painters have depicted several glorious battle scenes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is both great artwork and great history. The paintings are all very I retesting a highly detailed. They show the battles in ways not otherwise possible, even with today’s film and photography. Some of the information boards were missing and we needed to look...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Hundreds of huge battle related painting all in magnificant condition, displayed in a beautiful long gallery. Many marble busts of important French military men through the years too. Great for history buffs.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a massive stretch of painting in one of the Versailles palace rooms depicting the French wars.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SunnyOli
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Wars are "celebrated" in the huge murals lining both walls of this vast hall. Look close and you will see how much pain was inflicted with all different types of weapons from spears, rock and arrows to sophisticated armaments. The mural even include the Battle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Noshnews
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is the second most interesting portion of the Palace (close second behind the hall of Mirrors) the remainder of the palace has some interesting sculptures and paintings but the highlight of the Palace is the estate grounds/landscaping.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shane B
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