The term is used in France today to denote the game of real tennis or a court in which the ancient or modern game might be played. The indoor version is sometimes called jeu de courte paume or just courte paume (short palm) to distinguish it from the outdoor version, longue paume, played on a longer court.
Some important buildings in France are known by the name jeu de paume, in general because of their proximity to tennis courts or to sites on which courts once stood. Several works of art also bear this name, including the famous serment du jeu de paume ('the Tennis Court Oath') in the Palace of Versailles. It depicts the formal announcement of the French revolution made in the Royal Tennis Court there on 20 June, 1789.
Swc to UNESCO-Based International Council of Museums: "Suspend Forthwith Paris Jeu De Paume Exhibition Endorsing Palestinian Suicide Terrorism"
Jun 12, 2013; Paris -- The following information was released by the Simon Wiesenthal Center: In a letter to the UNESCO-based International...