The design for the Salle Gaveau first came up in 1905 after architect Jacques Hermant displayed the first set of drawings that focused on creating the perfect theatre that has the right acoustics balance. When the building was finally opened in 1907, it quickly rose to become the most amazing theatre hall in Paris. The hall survived all the world war and became one of the best places for soldiers, refugees and war victims to find solace. The Theatre held concerts and galas for war victims to create succor from the effects of war.
The management went bankrupt after the war and suffered several managerial crises in 1963. The venue was almost converted into a car park as lots of pressure was mounted on the management to give up the venue. The hall was saved by Chantal and Jean-Marie Fournier, the couple who were die-hard lovers of good music bought over the venue and managed it for the next 25 years.
The hall made it to the list of the historical monument in the 1990s and by that time has almost lost its glory with time. Arrangements were made, and work commenced on restoring the old magical building. Rehabilitation works ended in, and in 2001, the theatre returned for business. Salle Gaveau is just the best place to enjoy chamber and classical music. So, when next you are in France, do not fail to stop by and check out this place.
Theatre Edouard Vii
Theatre Edouard VII is an old classical music theatre built by English King Edward the VII. The Theatre was his contribution to the city of Paris after having a wonderful time when he stopped by on a royal visit in the 20th century. The Theatre was initially a cinema before its conversion. This made it possible for the Persians to enjoy Anglo-Saxon works. The theatre is currently managed by Bernard Murat who is doing a fantastic job of diversifying the performances to cover a wide range of classical plays and musicals.
Theatre Le Ranelagh
The interiors of this theatre will blow your mind away. The Theatre Le Ranelagh is fished with ornate oak paneling carved with crisp perfection, fine orchestra and balconies and well-defined ceilings with colorful decorations. You will fall in love with space right before your first performance at the Venue.
The location of the theatre alone is enough to lure you into it. The Ranelagh is seated right at the heart of Paris, beautifully placed between the Eiffel tower and the Bois de Boulogne. The building seats on the site of the old Chateau de Boulainvilliers which is an estate owned by Samuel Bernard and his son. The estate covers over 8 hectares of land.
The theatre is over 120 years old after it was miraculously saved from destruction. You have to stop by and visit this building when next you hit Paris. There are so much beauty and history you just can’t afford to miss.