Grand Théâtre ©D.Remazeilles
Visite guidée du Grand Théâtre - Crédit Sophie Duboscq
Visite guidée du Grand Théâtre - Crédit Thomas Sanson
grand théâtre
grand théâtre
Grand Théâtre ©D.Remazeilles
Visite guidée du Grand Théâtre - Crédit Sophie Duboscq
Visite guidée du Grand Théâtre - Crédit Thomas Sanson
grand théâtre
grand théâtre

Opera House guided tour

From 10€ / pers

Bordeaux's city centre features a marvellously elegant monument. The Grand Théâtre has delighted visitors and been the pride and joy of Bordeaux for over two centuries.

  • Bordeaux's must-see monument
  • 50 min guided tour
  • Headquarters of the Opéra National de Bordeaux
  • The auditorium, to be seen from a glazed box

A majestic building designed at the end of the 18th century by the architect Victor Louis, the Grand Théâtre is undoubtedly the most spectacular. It stands on the site of the ancient Roman temple of the Pillars of Tutelle. Its elegant and refined neo-classical architecture makes it one of the most beautiful theatres in Europe.

It is one of the few remaining theatres to have been built entirely of wood. It was inaugurated in 1780 with the presentation of Racine's "Athalie". Since 1990, ongoing restoration work has restored the Grand-Théâtre to its 18th-century glory, while adapting it to the needs of our time.

The guided tour includes an exterior presentation of the building, followed by a visit to the vestibule, the Great Staircase and the auditorium, to be seen from a glazed box.

Guided tour in French, English or Spanish - choose your language.

by Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

Sustainable commitments

Bordeaux Tourism & Conventions has the following certifications for its sustainable management: Accueil Vélo, Tourism and handicap and ISO 20121.

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50 minutes

Number of participants

de 2 à 20 participants

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se présenter 5 mn avant l'horaire de visite. Accessible aux personnes en situation de handicap.

Meeting point

Devant la boutique du Grand Théâtre, Place de la Comédie, Bordeaux, France

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Great time!
John Sly 11/02/2023
My wife and I were in Bordeaux for a month before we did this tour. It was a great addition to our adventure. First, the building is very interesting. Second, our guide was an absolute character and made the tour a lot of fun. Third, the tour did a lot more than discuss the building. It put it in the context of the city and its history. Very interesting!
Excellent tour
Jane Harris 08/29/2023
Very good guide, very informative and also thoughtful as it was during the heat wave.
Great tour
Michael Rubacki 08/01/2023
Entertaining and well informed. A great tour and guide
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BB 08/01/2023
The Opera House is exquisite. The most beautiful architecture inside and out. The refurbed theatre is a treat. The tour guide was clearly very enthusiastic about history and his subject, but took too long with his detailed explanations - supported by copious historical maps - and lost people on the way because of this. Would have wanted to spend more time inside and in different parts of the building e.g. behind stage, dressing rooms etc. Not the greatest tour I've been on.