Salle du Jeu de Paume
Versailles' School of Architecture and restoration workshops fill the Petites Écuries (Little Stables).
Louis XIV Statue
This soaring statue of Louis XIV guards the gates to the Château de Versailles.
Château de Versailles Guided Tours
To access areas that are otherwise off limits and to learn more about Versailles’ history, pre-book a 90-minute guided tour of the...
The prestigious Académie du Spectacle Équestre presents spectacular Reprises Musicales, for which tickets sell out weeks in advance;...
Wicker chairs fill the pavement terrace of this popular local bistro, which specialises in meat and seafood cooked on an open grill....
1 rue du Jeu de Paume · interesting places nearby
Salle du Jeu de Paume information
In May 1789 Louis XVI convened the États-Généraux, made up of more than 1118 deputies representing the nobility, clergy and the Third Estate (‘common people’), to moderate dissent. Denied entry, the Third Estate’s reps met separately on this 1686-built royal tennis court, formed a National Assembly and took the Serment du Jeu de Paume (Tennis Court Oath), swearing not to dissolve it until Louis XVI accepted a new constitution.
Less than a month later, a mob in Paris stormed the prison at Bastille.