Salle du Jeu de Paume, Versailles

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Salle du Jeu de Paume was built in 1686 and played a pivotal role in the Revolution a century later. You can visit this site for both a dose of French history and sports history as well.

It was in Versailles that Louis XVI convened the États-Généraux made up of more than 1,000 deputies representing the nobility, clergy, and the middle classes in a bid to deal with national debt and to moderate dissent by reforming the tax system. However, when the middle classes’ reps were denied entry, they met separately on the tennis court and took the famous Serment du Jeu de Paume, the Tennis Court Oath, swearing not to dissolve it until Louis XVI had accepted a new constitution. This act of defiance sparked demonstrations of support and, less than a month later, a mob in Paris stormed the prison at Bastille.

Salle du Jeu de Paume can only be discovered through a guided tour, so contact the site ahead of time or stop by a booking office for more information. Use our Versailles trip itinerary maker website to arrange your visit to Salle du Jeu de Paume and other attractions in Versailles.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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.....  more
    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.....  more »
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  • If you're interested in the visual arts there is an absolutely huge mural on the wall that really can't be captured properly with photography and some statues inside if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, without a tour guide or a thorough Google beforehand, it's difficult to appreciate the importance of the building.
  • Its worth it only if you are visiting versailles and there is an extra time to visit an historic and important place of french revolution. As a tribute lets say on the great history of the country..it could have been preserved bettet

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