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Coordinates: 48°50′58.2″N 2°20′19.5″E / 48.8495°N 2.33875°E / 48.8495; 2.33875

Odéon Theatre

The Odéon Theatre (French: Théâtre de l'Odéon) in Paris is one of France's six national theatres. It is located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris on the left bank of the Seine, next to the Luxembourg Garden. It was built between 1779 and 1782, in the garden of the former Hôtel de Condé, to a Neoclassical design by Charles De Wailly and Marie-Joseph Peyre in order to house the Comédie Française (which preferred to stay at the Théâtre-Français in the Palais Royal). The new theatre was inaugurated by Marie-Antoinette on April 9, 1782. It was there that The Marriage of Figaro play was premiered two years later. In 1990, the theater was renamed Théâtre de l'Europe. It is a member theater of the Union of the Theatres of Europe.

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Paris Métro
located near the metro stationOdéon.

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Odeon, from the ancient Greek Ωδείον (literally "building for musical competitions, from the Greek for "to sing", which is also the root of ode and aoidos) is a name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for singing exercises, musical shows and poetry competitions. They were generally small in size, especially as compared to a full-size ancient Greek theatre.

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Antiquity

Other examples are to be found in Vienne, Pompeii, Catania, Nicopolis, Baalbek and Carthage.

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