Versailles Royal Chapel (La Chapelle Royale) Tours
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There have been five chapels throughout the history of the Palace of Versailles, but today only the last of them remains – the Versailles Royal Chapel (La Chapelle Royale), the exterior of which can be seen from the entrance courtyard as it disrupts the otherwise symmetrical design of the palace.
Although it was officially completed in the early 18th century under Louis XIV and consecrated in 1710, there continued to be improvements and renovations well into the 20th century. However, the majority of its use took place throughout the 1700s with daily masses, royal weddings – including that of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette - and birth announcements and baptisms.
Because the French monarchy was heavily entrenched in Catholicism, the Royal Chapel played a large part in Louis XIV's reign although today it is a deconsecrated space. Today classical concerts and other special events are hosted in the Royal Chapel, but it is closed for daily viewing by the public with the exception of VIP tours.
Address: Chateau de Versailles, Place d’Armes, Versailles 78000, France
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Versailles Royal Chapel (La Chapelle Royale)
There's more to Versailles than just the palace, and with this 1.5-hour walking tour you'll see a side of the town many people miss. Sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch at the Monument Café near the palace, where you can even sample traditional French dishes like frog legs and escargot. Then follow your guide to sights like the Royal Tennis Court, the Municipal Library and the King's Kitchen Garden, hearing historic tales that help make that bygone era come to life. Group size is limited to 20 for a relaxed tour experience.
You will meet your official tour guide in the main entrace of Versailles for a 3 hours guided tour of the Palace and Gardens. You will be able to enjoy amongst others and learn all their historical details and facts thanks to your private official tour guide: Royal Chapel Kings Grand Apartment Hercules Salon Abondance Salon Venus Salon Diana Salon Mars Salon Mercury Salon Apollo Salon Hall of Mirrors (La Grande Galerie des Glaces) War Room Queen’s Grand Apartment Guard’s room Salon des Nobles Queen’s Bedchamber Peace Room Hall of French history Hall of Battles - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What's the best way to experience Versailles Royal Chapel (La Chapelle Royale)?
The best ways to experience Versailles Royal Chapel (La Chapelle Royale) are:
- Lunch and Guided Walk in the Old Town of Versailles
- Private 3-hour Tour in Versailles with Official Tour Guide