Salle du Jeu de Paume
Versailles' school of architecture and restoration workshops fill the Petites Écuries (Little Stables).
One of Versailles’ prettiest, the neo-classical Cathédrale St-Louis is a harmonious if austere work built between 1743 and 1754, which...
Several different guided tours are available in English. All tours require you to purchase a ticket to the Grands Appartements. Check...
Le Phare St-Louis
This cosy Breton place heaves. Pick from 15 savoury galettes (buckwheat pancakes; €3.60 to €9) and 40-odd sweet crêpes (€3.60 to...
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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.