versailles foundation


The Jeu de Paume room :

At the dawn of the French Revolution, just steps away from the seat of the Monarchy, the founding act of French democracy took place. On 20 June 1789, in the Jeu de Paume room near the Palace of Versailles, the deputies took an oath not to adjourn before adopting a Constitution for France.

  • “We swear not to separate and
    to reassemble wherever circumstances require,
    until the Constitution of the Kingdom
    is established and built on solid foundations.“