If you don’t know the extraordinary significance of a specific chair - today displayed at the Comédie Française - to the story of legendary French playwright and actor Molière, your curiosity will soon be satisfied.
Situated in the 14th arrondissement, just a stone's throw away from the trendy Saint-Germain dès Près and the beautiful Jardins de Luxembourg, the Théâtre de la Gaîté-Montparnasse is a listed historical monument. It originally opened its doors in 1868 as a ‘café-concert,’ a place where people would go to eat, drink and watch a show, typically mime, dance or cabaret. The 1930s represent a bleak period in the venue’s history, due to the decline in popularity of café-concert culture. The venue fell into disarray, but was thankfully restored in 1958. Threatened again in 1988, this time more seriously with demolition, various influential names in the theatre world rallied round to save it, and it’s been in continuous operation since.
Theatre in Paris makes the very best shows in the city accessible to you: Your English-speaking host or hostess who will greet you at the theatre and give you an entertaining speech about its history as well as insiders' information about the play. You will then be accompanied towards the ushers. We are with you every step of the way so that all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
"Excellent play. Interesting, amusing."
maryfE9410JE | TripAdvisor
"Entertaining, educational and exciting evening of Moliere. It was an experience we shall never forget and is a memory mainstay of our time in Paris."
Ruth B | United States