Grand Theater of Bordeaux
History of the Grand Theater district
Inaugurated in 1780, the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux is the work of architect Victor Louis. Place de la Comedie at the former site of the Gallo-Roman forum, it is part of a prestigious architectural complex formed by the Place de Tourny and Gambetta the Golden Triangle of Bordeaux. The construction of the theater between the creation and development of the Place de la Bourse (then Place Royale), the Place Gambetta (then place Dauphine), the Place de la Victoire (then Place d'Aquitaine), the alleys of Tourny and the Public Garden. While the theater with a capacity of 1500 seats in the gardens of the former Town Hall near the Grosse-Cloche disappeared in a fire in 1755, the Bordelais await the construction of a building to the Italian at the height of their city, its importance and its fame. The first stone was laid in 1776. 4 years later, Racine's Athalie inaugurated the stage of the Grand Théâtre.
The must-sees of the Grand Théâtre district
Opulent neighborhood known to be one of the most chic in Bordeaux with the Place des Grands Hommes and the Pey Berland sector, the grand halls of the Grand Theater seduce for the sumptuous architecture of buildings 18th which is the home of the most prestigious addresses of the city. The facade of the theater gives to its Corinthian columns an enhancement of twelve statues of muses and goddesses. The interior of the building is sumptuous: chandeliers and balconies, ceiling frescoes, rich statues, moldings and balusters. On the Place de la Comédie, two outstanding streetlights are those of 4-sided clocks. The square is also decorated with Sanna, a contemporary statue in height of 7 meters representing a face with peaceful features. The Grand Hotel Intercontinental 5 stars, the chocolateier Larnicol has become Meilleur Ouvrier de France, or the restaurants of Gordon Ramsay and Philippe Etchebest.
Living in the Grand Theater district
Ideal for opera, classical music and ballet lovers, the Grand Théâtre unveils a rich program every year. Inspiring and prestigious sector, the district of the Grand Theater offers a rare quality of life. Inescapable of the Golden Triangle, the district contains sublime apartments with an intact character. If you enjoy a lively cultural life and proximity to the key addresses of Bordeaux: the aisles Tourny and their Christmas market, the Place des Grands Hommes and covered halls, walks and festivities Quinconces, the charm of the medieval neighborhoods Pierre and Saint-Paul, or the development of the banks of the Garonne. Many quality shops are present in the area.