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"la Comédie-Française" La Comédie Française Tip by MM212

La Comédie Française, Paris: 3 reviews and 8 photos

  la Comédie-Française, Oct 2008
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  • la Comédie-Française, Oct 2008 - Paris
      la Comédie-Française, Oct 2008
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  • The façade, Oct 2008 - Paris
      The façade, Oct 2008
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Although established in 1680 by King Louis XIV, la Comédie-Française did not settle in the current theatre until 1799. Its creation was intended to unify French actors and counterbalance the then popular comédie italienne, which was later banned by the King. Soon afterwards, la Comédie-Française commanded some of the most respected theatre productions in France, including works by Molière. The current theatre in which it has resided for over two centuries was built as an opera house in 1790, shortly after the French Revolution. Although largely the same since its construction, the structure has undergone enlargements and renovations over the years, particularly after the destructive fire of 1900.

Address: 1, place Colette, Paris 1er
Directions: Near Rue de Richelieu
Phone: +33 825 10 16 80

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  • Updated Oct 31, 2008
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