The Crusades Room at the Versailles Castle

  • 4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles
  • Capacity: 350 seats
  • Versailles Rive-Gauche Château     

ABOUT

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
Coat Check: Yes (free service)

LOCATION

4 avenue de Paris - 78000 Versailles

Versailles Rive-Gauche Château    

Past shows at this venue

Opera

Concert

Concert Operas at Versailles Castle's Crusades Room

New

A concert in one of the most historic rooms in the Château de Versailles.
until 6/19/24
from 57 €