Grand Theatre

Bordeaux
Aquitaine
Attractions and places of interest
Entertainment and Leisure

Built in 1780, the impressive Grand Theatre is one of the finest buildings in the city of Bordeaux and took 7 years to construct. A splendid work of Neoclassical architecture, it was restored in 1991 and taken back to its original interior of sumptuous blue and gold decorations.

With 200,000 spectators coming through its doors today to see musicals, ballets, opera and concerts, why not enjoy a show in these spectacular surroundings?

Nearby attractions

Created in 1973, the Museum of Contemporary Art (or CAPC), is housed inside an old warehouse that was once used for storing colonial foodstuffs.

Housed inside the 18th century Hôtel de Lalande, the Museum of Decorative Arts of Bordeaux showcases many forms of decorative arts from several different eras including furniture, glassware, silverware, ceramics, engravings,...

Built on the design of a Latin cross, the Romanesque cathedral of the 11th century has largely disappeared, except for the walls of the nave, after most of the cathedral was rebuilt in the Angevin Gothic style between the 12th...

The first trees of the Jardin Public were planted in 1749 and it is a popular meeting place and area of relaxation for the city. Used as an area for official ceremonies after the Revolution, the garden is now a beautiful...

Places to visit nearby

Bordeaux in Aquitaine is the region's capital and the home of French wine-making, recognised world-wide for its excellent wines, and is beautifully situated on the River Garonne.

Saint-Émilion in Aquitaine is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region and is a pretty medieval town with magnificent underground catacombs.

Arcachon in Aquitaine is a beautiful coastal town inside the inspiring inland sea of the bay of Arcachon.