The Royal tennis court

  • Interieur
  • Tableau de David
  • Bustes
  • Perspective
  • Statue
  • Exterieur
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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...
TheRoyal Tennis Court will be open to the public on the first Sunday of every month from June to October from 12.30 pm to 6.30 pm and on guided tours only for the rest of the time.

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)

From Wednesday 01 June to Monday 31 October 2022

Le 1er dimanche monthly

12:30 to 18:30

Last entrance at 5:45pm Open for guided tours during the rest of the month

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