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  • Address: Place de la Comédie
  • Hours: Tours on Wed and Sat only at 2pm, 3:30pm and 5pm. Check website for showtimes
  • Admission: Tours: € 3 per person
Bordeaux's Grand Theatre was built in the late 1700s during the reign of Louis XVI by architect Victor Louis. It is one of the most beautiful 18th-century concert halls in the world, with a facade adorned with 12 Corinthian columns, each topped with a statue. Nine statues represent the art muses, and the other three represent the Roman goddesses Juno, Venus and Minerva. Over the past few years, the theater has gone through restoration to repair damages from oil lamps and revive the 18th-century decor.

On three separate occasions the theater was the seat of the French parliament. In effect this made Bordeaux the capital of France in 1870, 1914, and 1941. Today the Grand Theatre is home to the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Opera Ballet of Bordeaux, and the Chorus of the Opéra National de Bordeaux. 

Practical Info

The Grand Theatre is located on Place de la Comédie. Opening hours for visits are from 1 to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday. Check ahead for rehearsal and concert schedules. 

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