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Visiting Grand Theatre de Bordeaux

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Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, is a theatre in Bordeaux, France, first inaugurated on 17 April 1780. It was in this theatre that the ballet La fille mal gardee premiered in 1789, and where a young Marius Petipa staged some of his first ballets. The theatre was designed by the architect Victor Louis (1731–1800). Louis later designed the galleries surrounding the gardens of the Palais Royal, and the Theatre Français in Paris.

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A Tour inside Grand Theatre de Bordeaux

A Tour inside Grand Theatre de Bordeaux

1. Maison Gabineau

1. Maison Gabineau

Bordeaux's own version of the Flatiron Building which houses the CIVB headquarters (Bordeaux Wine Multi Disciplinary Council) as well as their wine bar which is a local institution (1788).

2. Triangle d'Or (Golden Triangle)

2. Triangle d'Or (Golden Triangle)

Bordeaux's monumental heart really is a triangle, bounded by three fine boulevards (Cours Clemenceau, Cours de l'Intendance, Allees de Tourny). Here, 18th-century grandees used colonial loot to rip out medieval stuff and replace it with stately open space and neo-classical declarations of unshakeable self-belief. Walking amid the harmony of honey-coloured stone, architectural sobriety and flanking trees, one is almost uplifted – more inclined, for instance, to pick up than to drop litter. And yet it's alive. Top-end shops slot in at street level, but so do bars, restaurants and the thrum of city life. Focal point (though it's actually on the edge) is the Place de la Comedie, overseen by the Grand Theatre with its magnificent neo-classical façade. The Corinthian columns without announce a blue and gold auditorium as sumptuous as the inside of a courtesan's jewel box. Best way to experience the place is, obviously, at a concert (see Seasonal guide) but there are also 45-minute guided visits which, off-season, are on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Tickets are around 5 EUR from the Grand Theatre itself.

3. Cite du Vin

3. Cite du Vin

The 63-million pounds Cite du Vin opened in June 2016 on the banks of the Garonne. It is certainly the best wine centre I've encountered. Granted, competition is not intense. The Cite's inspiration was to bring in (alongside scientists, historians, oeonologists, and that sort of person) proper professional popularisers. Digital and interactive elements burst out all over the place. This is a hi-tech romp of huge imagination and charm. The building itself stands out sharply between river and wet-dock, a vast item curving up to 55-metres, its hundreds of aluminium and glass panels winking gold to echo the supposed sunlit colour of Bordeaux's stone. Within, there's loads of open space, light and shade. The extraordinary round wine shop has 800 wines (200 from France, 600 from the rest of the world). Nearby are three state-of- the-art tasting rooms.

Grand Theatre de Bordeaux Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The entrance fee is 6.00 EUR. Performances and Events: Ticket prices vary. You can check and purchase the tickets and passes from the official website.

How To Get Around?

You can go around by foot especially to have a tour inside Grand Theatre de Bordeaux. If you want to have city sightseeing tour, you can take bus tour or electric vehicles.

What Should I Wear?

To have Grand Theatre de Bordeaux Tour, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something comfortable for you to have a tour around the building. Also, put on your comfortable shoes so that you can enjoy the walking tour inside the building in comfort.

Grand Theatre de Bordeaux Facts

Best Time to Visit

Box Office Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 13:00-18:30; Visiting Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays (except holidays) 14:30-18:30; Average visit duration: 2 hours. Check the schedule whether or not it has events or opera rehearsal.



Will I Need a Guide?

If you want to know the complete history of Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, you better to have a guide to do Grand Theatre de Bordeaux Tour. However, make sure that the guide is able to speak in English.

How To Get There?

The best way to take Grand Theatre de Bordeaux Tour by having Bordeaux Segway Tour, or Bordeaux electric car-self guide, or by having a small group bike city tour Bordeaux.

Additional Info

Visits and performances at the Grand Theatre are accessible for people with limited mobility and for those who are visually impaired. Another tips for you before you buy the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux tickets and passes, better to ask the schedule whether or not it is used for rehearsal. Because if it is used for some events or rehearsal then visitors only allow to see through glass window.

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