Concert Operas at Versailles Castle's Crusades Room

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The Crusades Room at the Versailles Castle

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Location

The Crusades Room at the Versailles Castle
4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles
Capacity 350 seats

Duration

Between 2 h 20 min and 3 h 

With intermission


Details

Concert operas

For all audiences

No dialogue


Highlights: Concert Operas at Versailles Castle's Crusades Room

The Château de Versailles (Versailles Castle) is best known the world over for its beautiful decor and excessiveness. However, it is less known for its close ties with classical music. Four halls within the walls of the famous Versailles Castle host concerts conducted by internationally renowned conductors. They present their visions of well-known and lesser-known composers from the Baroque and Romantic eras.

 

In addition to the Royal Opera of Versailles, the Royal Chapel and The Hercules Room, The Crusades Room, which houses the coats of arms of the great families who took part in the Crusades, offers you the chance to discover the most beautiful concert operas.

 

Please note that due to the historic nature of these rooms, there is no accommodation for surtitles.

 

 

See details for our premium option below!

Story: Concert Operas at Versailles Castle's Crusades Room

A delight for the eyes and a pleasure to the ears.
A unique opportunity to enjoy a high-quality musical experience in one of the most intimate rooms in the majestic Château de Versailles.

 

 

Premium Option & Experience

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience unforgettable, choose our premium option at the time of booking:
 

Champagne + Programme + Show

This offer includes a glass of champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best seating category.

 

 

Concert Programme:

 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With Isabelle Druet, Antonin Rondepierre, Emmanuelle de Negri, David Witczak, Hasnaa Bennani, Adrien Fournaison, Marine Lafdal-Franc, David Tricou and Les Ombres et Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles conducted by Fabien Armengaud.
André-Cardinal Destouches: Télémaque et Calypso
Language: Opera in French without surtitles.
Duration: 2 h 20 min, with intermission.

 

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The Crusades Room at the Versailles Castle

4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles

History and Fun Facts about the Crusades Room.


At Versailles, anything is possible! Even listening to music or concert operas under the coats of arms of the main Crusade leaders who set out to rescue Christ's tomb in Jerusalem.

 

Located in the north wing of the Château de Versailles, the Great Crusades Room is, as its name suggests, the largest of the so-called Crusades halls. Its walls feature a mixture of coats of arms and master paintings, such as Delacroix's Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople.

The fifth Room of the Crusades at the Château de Versailles were built in 1843 by King Louis-Philippe as a tribute to the nobility of the Legitimists and to the crusades that took place from the 9th to the 18th centuries.

 

It should be noted that the creation of the Crusades rooms indirectly gave rise to one of the most important falsifications of medieval documents in French history. A large number of families presented false documents proving that one of their ancestors had taken part in the Crusades. Most of these documents had been purchased from the Courtois forgery shop. This clever forger used authentic medieval documents and seals, scratching them out and adding the names he wanted.

 

Today, forgery is a thing of the past, as concerts and operas in concert are performed live in this magnificent grand hall.

 

Fast facts
Capacity: 350
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes

FAQ

How do I get to the Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room?

The Crusades Room is accessible by:
RER lines: The Crusades Room can be reached by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station which is the closest station to the castle. From this station the castle is a 10-minute walk.
Transilien lines: The Crusades Room is accessible by Transilien lines N and U from Versailles Chantiers station and by line L from Versailles Rive Droite station. From this station the castle is a 25-minute walk.
Bus lines: The Crusades Room is accessible by bus line 171 from Pont de Sèvres station (metro line 9).
The Crusades Room is located within the Versailles Castle. To get there, follow the signs for Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur. Then, the Versailles Castle's English-speaking staff will guide you to this famous room.
We invite you to consult the map above for directions. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room?

We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the concerts, and present your voucher at the front desk. The Crusades Room English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long do the concert operas in Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room last?

The concert operas last approximately between 2 hours and 20 minutes and 3 hours and 40 minutes, with intermission.

Can I take photos during the concert operas in Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the concerts. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room to remember your night out!

Are the concert operas for an international audience or for French speakers?

The concert operas in Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room are for alll music lovers to enjoy. Please note that the operas in concert are performed in their original language without surtitles, as it is difficult to equip this type of historic venue.

Does the Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is tipping customary at Versailles Castle’s Crusades Room?

Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat.
Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

In the event of a delay, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre but seating in the purchased category is not guaranteed.

I bought tickets for concert operas in The Crusades Room and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?

Yes, it’s completely normal! Your order will first be created as a pre-booking so that the Royal Opera of Versailles can assign your seat. You may see a pre-payment on your card, but rest assured that we will not charge your card until your reservation has been validated by the Royal Opera of Versailles. Once the reservation is confirmed, you will receive your ticket by email.
Due to the large number of requests that the Royal Opera of Versailles has to manage, this process usually takes two business days, but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be canceled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session, in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.

 

If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a coat check available at the Versailles Castle?

In application of the Vigipirate plan, suitcases and large bags are prohibited on the Versailles estate (various gates in the Château, park, and gardens).

A number of automatic lockers are available at information points, where you can leave your personal belongings and luggage smaller than cabin size (46x43x26 cm maximum).