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Grand Theatre

Open today: 12:00 - 18:30
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Considered by many to be the cultural heart of the city, this elaborately carved opera house surprises the senses with its fine architecture and interior design as well as its world-class performances.
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2 Place de la Comedie, 33024, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 00 85 95
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short trip but I would recommend as the theater is dazzling to behold although the staff can be a little curt and cold to say the least hence why only a 3 star rating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carter W
Reviewed 6 January 2019

A Stunning building well worth a visit - the pre and post restoration rooms on view are amazing and the guided tour was hugely informative.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I bought tickets online before I travelled to Bordeaux to a classical music performance on a Sunday morning in order to experience the inside of the theatre. It’s beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Headmj
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We wanted to see the interior and the only way to do that was in a tour. The only tour available was in French but we decided to go ahead anyway. The guide spent a lot of time describing the architecture and the significance of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peripatetic_Engineer
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful piece of art, this monumental building in the centre of Bordeaux is a place not to miss. Visits allowed but, if possible, go and buy a ticket for any event. Breathtaking

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 29 October 2018

They do a tour here for a very reasonable price. Be aware, they only had a French language tour available when we were there. Still very pretty inside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katherines2691
Reviewed 28 October 2018

It's a beautiful building but the tour (offered only in French) is very limited and did not allow access to the theatre proper.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Florida-Traveler-888
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The theatre was very big and wide. it was great to see. for children under five the tour will be very boring but for tourists it's great.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Krupa S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This really is a "grand" theater. It sits on 12 columns and 12 figures grace the top (3 of which are Minerva, Venus, and Juno/Hera who was the wife of Zeus). The other nine are muses. It was built in the 1780's in a neo-classical...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This was a complete rip off because they advertise a tour of the grand Theatre but since they had a rehearsal going on they had 20 of us look in through a window of glass. The lights were off in the theatre so you couldn’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bethincanada
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Response from paulnS518OM | Reviewed this property |
we just walked in, no booking required for our trip
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Response from BDCervantes | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I went there in December (but we went to see a dance schene "LA TEMPETE" and thought that had to be formal! To my surprise, we saw a bit of everything.. even jeans!! But maybe going to see the Opera is different. I still... More