December is here with its winter frosts. The perfect opportunity to visit the theatres of the capital and discover the gems of the Parisian scene. Located just a stone's throw from the Hotel du Continent, the Théâtre du Palais-Royal and the Comédie-Française invite you on an exceptional cultural journey.
These two prestigious institutions of French culture are nestled in the 1st arrondissement of Paris and are among the oldest theatres of the capital. Built in 1783 and listed as a historical monument in 1993, the Théâtre du Palais-Royal is an enchanting place with its "Italian" balconies, its shimmering decor and gilding. In December, you will have the choice between "Edmond", a piece inspired by the life of Edmond Rostand - the author of the famous "Cyrano de Bergerac", the sparkling Christelle Chollet and her offbeat "Comic-Hall", or the Musicals of "Petit Monde de Renaud" and "Aladin", both moving and crazy!
Just next to the Théâtre du Palais Royal, you will find the Comédie-Française, founded in 1680. It has the originality of being the only French state theatre to have its own troupe of comedians. Here, it has the same chic and classical decoration as its fellow theatre: red fabrics and golden ornaments. In December, there are some great classics: Marivaux's "Petit-Maître corrigé", "Le Misanthrope" by Molière, and "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare; But also "La Ronde3 by Arthur Schnitzler, "Les
Damnés"; by Luchino Visconti, Nicola Badalucco and Enrico Medioli, "Père" by August Strindberg or "Le Cerf et le Chien - Les contes du chat perché" by Marcel Aymé . So many shows to stir your emotions, to laugh and to spend an exceptional evening!
Website: http://theatrepalaisroyal.com and http://www.comedie-francaise.fr