Cyrano de Bergerac
5 rue des Vignes, 75016 Paris
Capacity 300 seats
Suitable for ages 10 and up
Cyrano, Roxane, and Christian are three characters from one of the most famous love triangles in classical theater. Edmond Rostand's masterpiece, Cyrano de Bergerac, is back in an exciting production at the theatre Le Ranelagh that allows us to savor the poetic playwright's alexandrines.
With scenes from sword fights and violins to the balcony scene and, of course, the magnificent nose tirade, this show will not leave you unmoved!
Cyrano is a fearless musketeer, belonging to the company of the cadets of Gascony. He is in love with his cousin Roxane but does not dare to declare himself because she is so beautiful... and he is so ugly, afflicted with a huge nose: "it's a cape? ... it's a peninsula!". Out of love, he agrees to protect Christian, his rival, and even helps him to seduce Roxane.
Jean-Philippe Daguerre offers us a rhythmic and cheerful staging at the theatre Le Ranelagh, with songs, violin, and sword fights, perfectly balancing the romance and the drama of Cyrano de Bergerac.
A wonderful piece, the rhythm set by a violinist that lends a lot of charm to the whole thing. Bravo to the actors, especially Cyrano, and thanks for a great time!
This play is such a joy! Really intelligent staging, and excellent actors, especially Cyrano who completely incarnates his character in an admirable way! Thanks to all the troupe for this great evening of theatre!
Magnificent from the beginning until the end. Thank you for the laughs and the tears.
We really enjoyed the play Cyrano de Bergerac. Acting and production was brilliant and the theatre is friendly and atmospheric. We had wonderful seats at the front of the balcony. The subtitles worked superbly.
Passionate and fine performance of Cyrano
Went to their performance of "Cyrano de Bergerac" with my wife and mother. I love the play passionately, but my mother knew only the comical American takes on it, and my wife from South America knew nothing of it. We all loved it.I loved it b
Thank you, and bravo to the director and the troupe for two wonderful hours. The adaptation is amazing and serves this marvellous text well. A huge bravo to the violinist as well, a must see with the whole family
The play was excellent, the audience was enthralled
Théâtre Le Ranelagh
History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre le Ranelagh
Step into the grand auditorium of the Théâtre le Ranelagh, and prepare to be wowed by the ornate carved oak paneling adorning the orchestra and balconies, as well as the intricately decorated ceiling. Looking around you it’s not hard to believe that this building is listed as one of Paris’ 'historical monuments'…
The Théâtre le Ranelagh is tucked away in the heart of Paris’ 16th arrondissement, a few paces away from the Eiffel tower on one side, and the bois de Boulogne on the other. It is built on the site of the old Château de Boulainvilliers, the estate was at the time right outside the city and covered 8 hectares (almost 12 football fields!). The theatre itself is rich in history and over 120 years old, after being converted to replace the chateau's music room by the landowner of the time into his own private venue where he could invite all the best-known actors and musicians in Paris to play there for him and his friends. After his death, the entire estate was destroyed to make way for the expanding city of Paris. All, that is, except for the theatre which was miraculously saved, and to this day still stands in its original spot! Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior, once inside the Théâtre le Ranelagh you can feast your eyes on its original decor of plush red velvet seating and carved oak paneling throughout.
The theatre is designed in the French style, meaning all of the seats are directly facing the stage and giving the auditorium a rectangular shape. The venue also features a small bar in its foyer complete with a fireplace and enough seating for up to 80 people, perfect for a drink before the performance.
Not just a theatre…
For a time in the early 1900s, the theatre was used as a cinema, which was incredibly popular. The director of the world famous film Les enfants du paradis loved the theatre, and often programmed the film to be screened there. The cinema tradition still exists at le Ranelagh, and films are still screened there from time to time! In addition to film screenings and a show programme rich with plays by classic French playwrights, the Théâtre le Ranelagh holds puppet shows for younger audiences and other community events.
Handicap Accessible: Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas
Air conditioning: No
Where will I be seated?
There are two categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The theatre is a French style auditorium, which means that all seats face the stage and Theatre in Paris guests are centrally placed to have an optimal view of the stage.
How do I get to the theatre Le Ranelagh?
The theatre is accessible by line 9 and the RER C, and the easiest metro stations are La Muette (Line 9) or Boulainvilliers (RER C).
Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map below.
What do I do when I get to the theatre Le Ranelagh?
We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your voucher at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members at Le Ranelagh will guide you to your seats.
Is it a comedy or a classic?
Being greatest French play of all time, Cyrano de Bergerac is sure to leave you laughing, crying, enthralled, and hopelessly invested in the characters’ fates. Like millions before you, you’ll fall in love with this charismatic, brave, arrogant, poetic, character that the French believe best represents the way they see themselves.
How long does Cyrano de Bergerac last?
Cyrano de Bergerac lasts one hour and fifty minutes with no intermission.
Is tipping customary?
Tips are not mandatory in Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually expect a small tip of between 2€ and 5€, which you can give them when they've shown you to your seat. Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire,” which literally translates to “to have a drink.”
Can I take photos during the performance of Cyrano de Bergerac?
To avoid disturbing the work of the artists and for the comfort of the spectators, it is forbidden to take photos during the performance of Cyrano de Bergerac. However, you can take photos of the theatre Le Ranelagh before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your evening!