‪Jeu de Paume‬

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‪Jeu de Paume‬
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‪14:00 - 18:00‬
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14:00 - 18:00
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  • ‪‪Versailles-Château‬ • 5 min walk‬
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mcitaly2016
סנטיאגו, צ'ילה‪844 contributions‬
‪Worth a visit during the walk through the Palace‬
משפחה • דצמ׳ 2017
‪Nice room although not really impressive from an artistic standpoint. Worth a stop during the visit to the Palace. Like the whole palace, it gives the impression that furniture are not original but were put there afterwards for tourists. ‬
‪Written 2 בנובמבר 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

TexasShark73
דאלאס, טקסס‪91 contributions‬
‪One of the Highlights of our Trip‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2018
‪I teach European History and had made it a point to find the place where the French Revolution started. The King's Indoor Court is about halfway between the Palace and the Train Station. Easy to get to if you use Google Maps.

I was shocked to find that it was free to enter and that they only had one employee present. My wife and I were the only people there. It was so quiet and peaceful. This is where members of the Third Estate made an oath after being locked out of Versailles that they would not leave until a new constitution had been signed. This happened a month before the fall of the Bastille so this is really the place where it all began.

They have statues of many of the major players involved with this drama. There is a massive replica of David's painting of The Tennis Court Oath. I truly was surprised that a site of such historical importance was empty of tourists. It was late afternoon on a Thursday and I guess most are tired after wandering the Palace of Versailles all day and skip this amazing place.

It's beautiful inside. If you have an eye for history then this is a must-see stop. It will take just a few minutes out of your trip to Versailles since it's not far off the path between the Palace and Train Station. Well worth it and its free!‬
‪Written 3 באוקטובר 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

Caron M
בדפורדשייר, UK‪235 contributions‬
‪Worth a Look For a Moment of History‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2018
‪An interesting building re the real tennis aspect and the fact this is where the French Revolution began. It opens at 2pmish and is free.‬
‪Written 17 בספטמבר 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

whiteknight56
אולדהאם, UK‪95 contributions‬
‪An interesting place to visit‬
זוגות • יולי 2018
‪In contrast to the famous palace, which is only a stone's throw away, this place is under-visited but really interesting. It is free to enter with quite a lot of relevant information.‬
‪Written 15 ביולי 2018‬
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Rod H
מלבורן, אוסטרליה‪322 contributions‬
‪Here Monarchy became doomed‬
עסקי • יוני 2018
‪If you love history, the French Revolution has few more poignant places than the site of the Declaration of the Tennis Court and the establishment of the Estates General. Simultaneously evoking the leisure pursuits of Royaly and the rebellion against unfettered power of kings, this small and free museum is worth finding off the beaten track.‬
‪Written 25 ביוני 2018‬
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caroline2
פריס, צרפת‪364 contributions‬
‪Quick visit and interesting facts‬
משפחה • יוני 2018
‪We stopped by this renovated Jeu de Paume where French history is clearly and easily explained. It doesn't take a long time and it is certainly worth going. Entry is free of charge.‬
‪Written 16 ביוני 2018‬
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Norman W
מילטון קיינס, UK‪148 contributions‬
‪French history‬
זוגות • מרץ 2018
‪Well worth a visit, this indoor 'tennis court' played a significant part in the French Revolution. Interesting that many of those taking part had heads chopped off by the guillotine, the inventor of which has his bust displayed‬
‪Written 30 במרץ 2018‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

David M
ורו ביץ', פלורידה‪10,794 contributions‬
‪Modest building down a side street‬
לבד • פבר׳ 2018
‪The tennis court is of course a gem for tennis fans (I guess Westminster Hall in London might be, too--I think a tennis ball or two has been discovered in that stately precinct). The Jeu de Plume is a simple, functional building, though the windows are quite big for the era, and it must be one of the oldest surviving purpose-built indoor tennis courts. It has gained a bit of decoration in commemoration of its historic role, but still looks like a tennis court.

A big reproduction of a painting of Mirabeau giving a speech hangs on the Jeu de Paume's outside wall. Neat painting, but obviously of a far grander setting.

The historic significance of this site for the downfall of the monarchy and founding of the National Assembly, can't be overstated. The building has a faint resemblance to Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia, that until surrounding buildings were demolished, was located on an alley, where the low-profile first iteration of the Continental Congress met.

The Jeu de Paume is easy to find, but does not call attention to itself on a side street, albeit close to the Palace. For a visitor to Versailles, it's a great complement to visiting the immense Chateau and its grounds. And of course the rest of the town is attractive and worth a walk around.‬
‪Written 12 בפברואר 2018‬
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Outsiderny
London‪19 contributions‬
‪The palace is just money, THIS is History‬
לבד • נוב׳ 2017
‪If visiting Versailles, don't miss the tennis court that hosted a turning point in French history. While hundreds queued for the palace, I went early expecting lines here and found none. I experienced this space vibrating as it does with history and was wowed. Do not miss this historic site and breathe the air of revolution. It is magnificence that is not just about money. Priceless.‬
‪Written 11 בנובמבר 2017‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

VillageGypsy
דה וילאג'ז, פלורידה‪401 contributions‬
‪for love of tennis and/or history of democracy in France‬
לבד • יולי 2017
‪The origin of tennis was in France. This is one of the oldest of the indoor courts of "jeu de paume", originally played without racquets (with palms of hand). Later played with racquets, now known as "real tennis". This court was used by French nobility visiting or living at Versailles.
This was the site of a formal proclamation of a Constitution for France which directly led to the French Revolution.
Visiting here is an easy 5 minute walk off your route between Versailles and the train station.‬
‪Written 17 ביולי 2017‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

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