Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Théâtre de l'Odéon


This pathway is part of the Odéon Theatre in the 6th arrondissement. Located near the Luxembourg gardens and palace to wich this pathway leads it first opened in 1782 to house France's national theatre, the Comédie Française, and is one of the five national theatres in France fully funded by the Ministry for Culture. I have been working in this part of Paris for some times and I do regret it as one can imagine since I now work in the suburb.

11 comments:

Harriet said...

I always stay in the 5e arr. and have seen the Odéon many times from the outside but have never ventured in.

Thanks for this lovely photo. The repetition of the black light fixtures makes quite a statement against the beautiful color of the stone.

Laurent said...

You don't even have to go inside. This pathway is along the building on its right.

Harriet said...

I just finished reading Voltaire in Love by Nancy Mitford and the Comédie Française was frequently mentioned. Voltaire died in 1778 so the original theatre must have been at a different location.

Harriet said...

By the way, Laurent, you are up très tot ce matin!

Harriet said...

Oh la la......I really mixed up the time clock. You are 6 hours ahead of me ---

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful perspective view, very good shot.

Team Splashi said...

Your blog is great and photos are very inviting, thank you for sharing.

Laurent said...

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate sharing and knowing what people think .

magiceye said...

a brilliant perspective and capture!

Virginia said...

I've just added this to my "to do " list for Paris. Merci

Anonymous said...

Tres belle photo! I will be staying near the Odeon in two weeks...I will be sure to look for this view. Thanks for inspiration today and getting me excited for my upcoming trip!