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I teach European History and had made it a point to find the place where the French Revolution started. The King's Indoor Court is about halfway between the Palace and the Train Station. Easy to get to if you use Google Maps.
I was shocked...More
If visiting Versailles, don't miss the tennis court that hosted a turning point in French history. While hundreds queued for the palace, I went early expecting lines here and found none. I experienced this space vibrating as it does with history and was wowed. Do...More
Here at the Royal Tennis Court, the Tennis Court Oath was important because it was the first step of France forming an organized protest of the French government in the lead-up to the French Revolution.
This building dates from 1686 and was used for Royal Tennis (Jeu de Paume, palm tennis from before racquets were used) by Louis 14, 15, 16 and families. More importantly it was the site of the Oath of June 20, 1789 by 578 deputies of...More