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Theatre National de Chaillot
Ranked #468 of 1,865 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: The Theatre National de Chaillot is one of the most prestigious places of Paris, not only for his role in the history of the performing arts since the Theatre National Populaire of Jean Vilar ( his scenes have seen it happen the greatest artists of the past sixty years ) but also in that of France as it is at the National Theatre de Chaillot that was signed on 10 December 1948 universal Declaration of human Rights.Its three rooms can accommodate every night more than a thousand spectators and Grand Foyer overlooks the fountains of the Trocadero to the Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars, offering day and night one of the most famous views of world.The theater also houses a large collection of sculptures, paintings, pastels and paintings by the finest artists of the day.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The National Theatre is a stunning neo-Renaissance building. It is set majestically by the Vltava River, instantly recognisable on sunny days by its golden roof gleaming in the sunshine. I saw the celebrated play - 'Madame Butterfly' here. Madam Butterfly is one of opera’s most enduring tales of unrequited love. With its breathtaking mix of cinematic images, traditional Japanese theatre, colourful costumes and stunning sets, Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award-winning production has been hailed as 'the most beautiful show of the year'.
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have had a subscription to this theater for years, where we can see some of the most well-known dance troupes as well as the most experimental. They also offer 2 or 3 "Days with a choreographer": In the morning there are dance classes with members of the company; you can have a buffet lunch in the foyer, looking out on the Eiffel Tower and then free round-table, interview, discussion with the choreographer in the afternoon and usually a short rehearsal of the performance.
The building is quite beautiful, one of those that remain from the universal exhibition of 1878 and has enormous picture windows looking out at the Eiffel Tower. I always rush to a table just in front of the window when I have lunch during a Saturday workshop.
On the other hand, when leaving a performance I feel I would like to strangle the architect: Nowhere have I ever had to climb up such a labyrinth of so many stairs to leave.
For anyone interested in modern dance, this is THE place to go of an evening in Paris. The "Days with a choreographer' are well-worth the experience.
It is also part of the pleasure of this venue to reserve with their friendly, helpful staff.
Do reserve well in advance for both performances and workshops as sometimes, for the most-well-known companies, they may be sold out.

Thank msdAmerInParis
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Am thinking of returning to Paris and was reminiscing about my last visit. It was a beautiful evening and we came to see a dancer in the Trisha Brown Company perform. It is a comfortable theater - large but not cavernous. The entrance is beautiful and the views on the terrace outstanding.
After the wonderful adieu performance (their last in this space) there was a reception in the front gallery area. As I regarded the beautiful scene of Le Tour Eiffel I noticed many vehicles with blue light flashing passing underneath. At first I thought it was a motorcade, but soon learned of the terror attacks in the city. The staff/security personnel in the museum could not have been more professional or helpful. They calmly walked us out and directed us to the taxi stand across the street, advising not to take the subway. Later I learned that they waited until taxis arrived for each group from the company leaving. Bravo to them!
Treat yourself to a performance there.

Thank mimigf
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

As stunning as the exterior of the building may be the interior is even better. With its murals wide stairways and amazing gallery space.

We came to a Trisha brown ballet and the evening couldn't be better.

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

After being invited over to Paris to see the recent Focus on Australia season of dance, it was my first time seeing work in this venue. It is a vast building taking over many levels and it must have emptied many marble trees as the floors, steps, walls & ceilings are made from this opulent material. I ventured into the very large theatre, which must have had a 25m wide stage. The seats were comfortable too. I also went into the small scale basement theatre which sounded like people with high heels were walking on the roof & they really were as when we excited we were put out into the gardens of the eiffel tower. Friendly staff, great hospitality & so much classical art & murals on the wall to keep the eyes occupied.

Thank Ian A
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