The Royal Tennis Court

Historic site and monument at Versailles
Ville de Versailles
Ville de Versailles
Ville de Versailles
Ville de Versailles
Ville de Versailles
Ville de Versailles
  • This sport room built for the court of Louis the 14th is famous for the oath of the Jeu de Paume, which was the founding act of French democracy.

    Built in 1686 to meet the needs of the court of Versailles palace, the Royal Tennis court (royal tennis is the ancestor of tennis) was the scene of the Oath of June 20, 1789, which is when 578 deputies of the Estates General (which consisted of 1118) self-proclaimed themselves the National Assembly and swore not to break up before they had given France a constitution. The French Revolution was launched…

    During the Revolution, the idea was raised to replace the Royal Tennis court with a commemorative monument, but nothing was done before 1880, when the hall was turned into a museum in preparation for the centenary of that decisive event.
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    • Free visit
    • Guided tours
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  • Free
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