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Comedie-Francaise (Theatre Francais)

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Making theatre history

The Comedie Francaise has been around since the 17th .century. It is a state-subsided theatrical... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
Traditional Theater

Come see the classics of French theater in an absolutely beautiful historic theater in a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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France's national theater company is known throughout the world for its performances of works by drama greats like Moliere and Cocteau.
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Comedie Francaise has been around since the 17th .century. It is a state-subsided theatrical troupe. The repertoire is focused on the classics. If your French is not good, don't expect to understand very much. The Comedie Francaise is ;located in downtown Paris.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Come see the classics of French theater in an absolutely beautiful historic theater in a fantastic part of town You might want to read the play before you go as the language is sometime archaic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We saw a piece by Moliere, les Fourberies de Scapin, and it was fantastic. Anyone who likes theater and has a intermediate level of French or better, must put this on their list. Unlike Shakespeare, this piece was very easy to understand and follow. (and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The Comédie-Française is a gem in France’s cultural crown. Its plays are of the highest quality and the visite historique is a 2-hour walk through its fascinating history. A must-see for those interested in theatre and French cultural history.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank IleStLouis
Reviewed 10 December 2017

What a beautiful space to see live theatre. The Richelieu room is absolutely spectacular and almost any seat is a great seat as the room is not that large. It's like one has stepped back in time. We saw a production of Moliere's Les Fourberies...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The wonderful premises and its three theatres make the Comédie one of the workd’s icons as far as theatre is concernes. A great scenic art school, filled with great masters in the scene, this is an unmissable place. And if you can follow, do not...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Apparently it's considered to be the oldest still active theatre in the world. The theatre is part of the Palais Royal complex. We were treated to a free performance outside - a group of musicians played The Four Seasons by Vivaldi and played it very...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MonikafromSurrey
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We went to the Comedie Francaise on October 23, 2017. The play was an adaptation of "la regle du jeu," by Jean Renoir. "La regle du jeu" is considered to be one of the best French movies ever made. I had not visited the Comedie...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NAM7904
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This is a beautiful and classic theater, a piece of historic architecture. Come and see a performance (classic French theater pieces) and enjoy the theater design as well. Nice gift store inside.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I didn't attended a performance but saw the building and it's beautiful. Located besides the Palais Royal, very close to the Louvre, it's a very important historical site also known as La Maison de Moliere although Moliere never performed there because he died 7 years...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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