Sunday, 22 April 2012

Théâtre Montansier

I am slightly ashamed that it took me over three years to show you the façade of Versailles' theatre where you can enjoy an eclectic variety of shows from classic or modern plays to jazz or classical music. The website is this way. Created by Mademoiselle Montansier, the theatre was inaugurated on 18 November 1777 with Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in attendance. It has undergone almost constant renovation since 1834. In 1992, the original structure of wood and plaster was sinking into the marshy soil as the wooden pillars rotted and was rebuilt in concrete. At the end of the XXth century, it was directed by Francis Perrin, a famous French actor and native of Versailles.

Je rougis un peu d'avoir mis plus de trois ans à vous montrer le théâtre Montansier dont la programmation est très variée. Le site web c'est par ici. Le théâtre, créé par Mademoiselle Montansier, fut inauguré le 18 novembre 1777 en présence de Louis XVI et de Marie-Antoinette. Il est actuellement dirigé par Jean-Daniel Laval qui a succédé à Francis Perrin, versaillais de naissance. En 1992, la salle fut rebâtie en béton armé du fait que la structure d'origine s'enfonçait dans le sol marécageux où les poteaux pourrissaient.

19 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Ich weiss gar nicht wann ich das letzte Mal in einem war. Wunderbares Blau und Gelb ! Einen tollen Sonntag dir.

Randy said...

The colors are perfect! What a wonderful venue.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Drat!! Almost first haha! Even though the building has had so much restoration, it's still amazing to think Louis XV1 enjoyed a performance here accompanied by Marie Antoinette, beautifully shown Ciel..Enjoy your weekend.

Bob Crowe said...

Um, the city could change the name to the Mustard Theater. Did I hear correctly the the official French Language Police are doing away with the word mademoiselle?

BaysideLife said...

Wow. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. That's a wonderful history for this building. It is so amazing that his building is still being used as it was originally--as a theater. While the material may not be original, the heart of the building is.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice to have live theater without having to go into Paris. I presume Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette sat in a Royal box. That would be a thrill to sit in the same box.

Cezar and Léia said...

Joli endroit!
God bless you!
Cezar

Malyss said...

L'exterieur est sobre et classique, mais on devine de beaux lustres au travers des fenêtres..ça doit être super d'ecouter du jazz là!

JM said...

Don't be ashamed, I think it happens to us all. Sometimes I think of all the iconic places I still haven't posted one single photo in more than three years! LOL!

P.S. I'll be glued to the tv later in the evening! :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

We are not in a hurry :-)

It's a magnificent theater and has been preserved for generations to come.

Lowell said...

That's funny, it doesn't look like a theater! ;-)

Nice building, though, and terrific evening colors. One has to wonder what's going on behind those windows!

brattcat said...

a wonderful shot with the sky that delicious night-blue.

Virginia said...

Oh and the blue night sky against the golden facade is beautiful.
V

VP said...

It is a beautiful building...

Halcyon said...

Beautiful night shot. I love the way the building seems to glow!

Birdman said...

Every building there seems holding such history! Lucky you.

Andrew said...

It's a wonderful building C many thanks for sharing it.

Regina K said...

Gorgeous old building restored or renovated, as long as it is still in use. The colors in those windows look magnificent.

Miss_Yves said...

Belle façade classique.
Jean-Daniel Laval et Francis Perrin, excellents acteurs sont des habitués du festival de Théâtre de Sarlat: quel bonheur de les voir sur scène et aux apéritifs de PLamon (rencontres avec le public)