The Royal Opera

  • L'Opéra Royal


Inaugurated in 1770 on the occasion of the wedding of the future Louis XVI to the young Marie-Antoinette, the Royal Opera quickly became one of the most beautiful rooms in Europe.
The baroque era was the quintessential age of total art, with performances playing a major role: dance, music, theatre, costumes and sets, all mixed together in the most dazzling of harmonies. Despite this enthusiasm for performance arts, the Court did not have a theatre in the château until the end of the reign of Louis XV: it was he who built and decorated the magnificent Royal Opera, designed to be a room of transformations, intended for use both for the Court's performances and its balls.
Opening day(s)

All year long 2024

Every day except Monday

General information
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Entertainment
    • Opera
    • Cultural leisure facilities
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Coach parking
  • Entertainment :
    • Concert
    • Shows
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


01/01/2020 - 31/12/2021
The Royal Opera
Château de Versailles
Phone : +33 1 30 83 78 89
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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