Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe, France

Today, we’re going to be spending a couple of hours in the Theatre of Odéon.
We will be catching a performance here in awhile.
Since we’re early and have a couple of hours to spare, we did some exploration around the Odéon Theatre.
This area is a pretty neat and cozy place for a slow stroll, window shopping is at it’s best here.
Many coffee houses and cafes populate the streets too and in the end, we couldn’t resist and popped into a couple of them!
To do what, you ask?? Why, to order some food, of course!!!
Look at that, arn’t you drooling already?!
Tell me how you can enter without ordering food now!
Below is a write up about the Odéon Theatre.
Details about the Theatre can be found here if you wish, then take a look!
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Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe
The Theatre of Odéon
The Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (formerly the Théâtre de l’Odéon) is one of France’s six national theatres.
A note from the director
“Neither art nor theater easily allow for programming.”
“And yet..
 And yet I place my confidence in the moods of my artists, whether they last only as long as the game or until the dream is over.”
Summary in a (coffee) nutshell
The Theatre of Odéon, which opened its doors in 1782, is the oldest Parisian Theatre Auditorium still upright. It is conceived on a rectangular plan. The principal frontage is avoided of a rectilinear colonnade. Bridges, on each side, led then to coffeeshops located in the buildings which flank the theatre on both sides, and also on the other side of the street. An arcade follows the curves of the building, surrounding it.
It was built, on the old grounds of the hotel of Condé, by the architects Charles de Wailly (1730-1798) and Marie Joseph Peyre (1730-1785) representatives of the neo-classic style, which they have contributed to popularize.
Location
It is located at 2 rue Corneille in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the left bank of the Seine, next to the Luxembourg Garden.
History
It was originally built between 1779 and 1782, in the garden of the former Hôtel de Condé, to a Neoclassical design by Charles De Wailly and Marie-Joseph Peyre. The Odéon was originally intended to house the Comédie Française, which, however, preferred to stay at the Théâtre-Français in the Palais Royal. The new theatre was inaugurated by Marie-Antoinette on April 9, 1782. It was there that Beaumarchais’ play The Marriage of Figaro was premiered two years later.
An 1808 reconstruction of the theater designed by Jean Chalgrin, the architect of the Arc de Triomphe; who was officially named the Théâtre de l’Impératrice. But still, everyone called it the Odéon. It was unfortunate to have suffered major burning in the year 1818.
The third and present structure, designed by Pierre Thomas Baraguay, was opened in September 1819. In 1990, the theater was given the sobriquet ‘Théâtre de l’Europe’. It is a member theater of the Union of the Theatres of Europe.
This name has been used up till now and will probably continue to be used in the future as well.
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