Originally built between 1779 and 1782, the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (formerly the Théâtre de l’Odéon) is one of the six national theatres and one of the most renowned artistic stages in France. Its mission is to promote cultural heritage and artistic creation in France and Europe. The repertoire includes both classical and experimental plays.
The Odéon Theatre first opened in 1782 to house the national theatre of France, the Comédie Française. The building of the theatre is an excellent example of the 18th-century architecture. It is located near the Luxembourg Gardens and the palace on Seine’s left bank, where it has witnessed many upheavals, both artistic and political.