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“Wonderful venue, fun show”

Chatelet - Theatre Musical de Paris
Ranked #207 of 1,170 things to do in Paris
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St. Helena, California
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Wonderful venue, fun show”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

My wife and I attended the Christmas concert (Le Pere Noel N’est Une Ordure) at Theatre du Chatelet. It was an easy bus ride on the 96, which deposited us less than a block away from this 1850s, approachable theater on the right bank at the Pont au Change. Place du Chatelet offers a panorama that is a tourist’s dream, with unobstructed views of the Eiffel Tower, La Conciergerie, Notre Dame and, of course, the Seine. You definitely know you are in Paris when you are here.

The audience was mixed, with a lot of families and couples of all ages. It certainly seemed much less formal and more comfortable that one might expect at the Opera House. I guess what we saw could best be described as a Christmas variety show, with instrumental music selections provided by piano, harp, trumpet, harpsichord, some mystery instruments and even a calliope, with vocals by a chorus of teen-aged girls and a few solos by a booming baritone. It was a real mix that on first impression was hokey but as the evening progressed, became fun and even impressive. A thoroughly entertaining and spirited evening!

Visited December 2013
Thank Mike O
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Paris, France
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous programme!”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The Chatelet theatre has a very rich and varied programme all year round, but my particular favourites would have to be the musical comedies that they stage in English! Not everyone is able to jet off to New York or London each time a stage show comes out, so being able to see it in the heart of beautiful Paris is amazing. We just saw My Fair Lady & already have tickets for The King & I in June 2014 :)
The theatre itself is stunning; even if the seats are a litte uncomfortable, but hey, you can't have it all & I think it goes with the atmosphere.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank Sue_Saltburn
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“So close to perfect!”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Last night I surprised my husband with tickets to Chantecler Tango at the Theatre de Chatelet The show was beautiful and we quite enjoyed the theater. The toughest thing was that the seats were not very comfortable, despite being the top category, and it was hard to sit through to intermission.

Visited October 2013
Thank Sara D
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bellevue, Idaho
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Just saw Chantecler Tango - a fabulous comedy that has no words, only music and dancing so no French to confuse you. Darn cheap - 10 E for the cheap seats then switch down to better seats a minute before curtain (allowed). Great acting, dancing. cute story. wonderful building.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank bellevuebabe
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Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“lovely theatre”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

A beautiful, classical theatre right in the centre of Paris. It is a great place to see a performance. Be sure to walk around during intermission ..see the foyer, step outside onto the balcony.

Mid and second half of July theatre holds its annual Les Etés de la Danse festival, with invited ballet companies. This year it was the wonderful Wiener Staatsballett from Austria, that we really enjoyed seeing. Next year it'll be the San Francisco Ballet.

Visited July 2013
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