The Royal tennis court

  • Interieur
  • Tableau de David
  • Bustes
  • Perspective
  • Statue
  • Exterieur
InterieurTableau de DavidBustesPerspectiveStatueExterieur


This emblematic place was the theatre of the oath during which 578 deputies of the States General swore not to be separated until they had given a constitution to France. The French Revolution was begnning...
COVID Information: Following governmental guideline the Royal Tennis Court is closed to the public until further notice

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.

Make sure you wear something warm, as the room is not heated!
Opening day(s)

All year long 2022

Every day except Monday

09:00 to 18:30

Note that on Thursday 09/11 the Jeu de Paume will be closed to the public from 5 pm

General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Historic site and monument
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
  • Period :
    • 17th C
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Tour free of charge
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Parking :
    • Parking
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours available permanently


The Royal tennis court
1 rue du Jeu de Paume
Phone : +33 1 30 83 78 00
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French