Stanco di Parigi, il Re Sole (Luigi XIV, a cui piaceva paragonarsi ad Apollo, il Dio delle arti, della pace e del sole) incaricò gli architetti Louis le Vau e Jules Hardouin di costruire il castello di Versailles nel 1668, sul terreno occupato dal casino di caccia di suo padre. Divenne il più grande castello d' Europa, dato che vi potevano alloggiare fino a 20,000 cortigiani contemporaneamente. Charles Le Brun, il pittore, disegnò gli interni, tra cui primeggiano gli Appartamenti Reali e la Stanza degli Specchi. Il Grand Trianon (1687) e il Petit Trianon (1762) si trovano anch'essi nel parco. Il primo, costruito in roccia e marmo, ospitava l'amante di Luigi XIV, mentre l'altro, un piccolo castello, fu la dimora dell'amante di Luigi XV. Entrata: Castello EUR7, Grand Trianon e Petit Trianon EUR5.
La Gaîté Lyrique is situated where the former Théâtre de la Gaîté was and has combined the original theater's facade into its new existence. This contemporary music and digital arts center opened in 2010. La Gaîté Lyrique is a seven-storeyed building with the first five available to the public while the last two are private, including artisan shops. This huge space has three performance venues, various exhibition spaces, a resource center, video gaming area and artist rooms. Majority of these areas are adaptable and movable such as the dressing rooms and offices. You'll find concerts, lectures, films, and workshops at La Gaîté Lyrique.
Le Point-Virgule, a comedy theater in the Marais district, the historical quarter of the capital, features comics all year, and in particular during its renowned Humor Festival in late summer. One-man-shows, sketches, impressions, improvisation, musical shows, the program here is rich and varied, the setting, a pleasant and typical one. Every summer, a humorous festival is organized with more than 80 artists.
Creato nel 1889, questo cabaret è conosciuto in tutto il mondo per offrire spettacoli del famoso can can francese, immortalato per sempre nei quadri del pittore francese Touluse-Lautrec. Oggi, il suo famoso mulino rosso continua orgogliosamente a godere la vista del quartiere di Pigalle. Escogitate negli anni trenta dal cantante di cabaret Mistinguette, le stravaganze qui si svolgono in un magnifico set, costumi lussuosi e una magnifica compagnia internazionale di ballerini. Si consiglia di concedersi uno splendido pasto e una grande serata di spettacoli in una delle più famose attrazioni de Parigi. Si richiede abbigliamento consono.
L'Opéra Garnier, che prese il nome dall'architetto che la progettò nel 1862, venne resa immortale dallo scrittore Gaston Leroux nel suo "Il fantasma dell'opera". L'architettura ha elementi barocchi, classici, greci e dello stile napoleonico. Decorato con mosaici, il foyer è dotato di una cupola dipinta dal pittore Marc Chagall e una scala rococo impressionante, che conduce al fantastico spazio della reception del teatro. All'esterno quattro statue di pietra rappresentano le allegorie della "Musica", "Poesia Lirica", "Teatro Lirico" e "Danza". Da quando aprì la opera Bastiglia, la Opéra Garnier si è concentrata sul balletto.
Completed in 1989, Louvre Pyramid marks the entrance to the world-famous Louvre Museum. The stunning architectural monument was dreamed up by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei who is also famous for designing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the east building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Miho Museum in Japan. The pyramid reached a height of 21.6 meters (71 feet) and is flanked by other, smaller pyramids. Built completely out of glass panes held together by metallic poles, the pyramid has become one of the most recognizable and iconic structures not only in Paris, but also globally. A gateway to one of the biggest art museums, the Louvre Pyramid is thronged by tourists.
After ten years in the Marais area, VU’ Gallery, specialized in photography, settles in an historical site in the ninth arrondissement of Paris: Paul Delaroche Hotel. The gallery has adjustable exhibition rooms, which enable the organization of original settings, meetings and exchanges, with one exhibition every six weeks. The VU’ gallery also sells collectible prints. They have adopted the solution of authentication and traceability developed by ARTtrust for pieces of art and prints. Artists thus protect their work and their rights, and the VU’ gallery guarantees collectors the authenticity of purchased works. Moreover, a bookshop is available on the premises.
This oft celebrated theater is situated in the heart of Paris. Théâtre du Renard has hosted many notable theatrical companies, including Maiakovski and Choderlos de Laclos. The program is eclectic and is specifically tailored to appeal to children and adults alike, and international plays are often performed in their native language. The theater seats 100 people.
Sarah Bernhardt's name seems to be plastered everywhere around this theater - except on the theater itself, since she no longer owns it. The city is now in charge of this theater built in 1862, and the performances slated here are usually of the modern dance or music variety, in contrast to the more traditional program of the Théâtre du Châtelet, just across the square.
This lovely church, in addition to its role as a religious sanctuary, serves as a musical mecca. Classically trained musicians make there way here from the far corners of the region to ply their trades - be it violin, viola or otherwise.
Salle des Fêtes is one of the venues at the Mairie du 4e arrondissement which also the city hall of the town. It hosts a number of live concerts for music, dance, and drama throughout the year. To know more about the ticketing and events do call in advance.
This space for dance and other performing arts is located under the Place Igor Stravinsky, on level -1 of the Pompidou Center. The theater is actually a part of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music) founded in 1977. Concerts, theater plays and other shows are organized by this institute and presented in various theaters in Paris.