Considered one of the cultural epicenters of Bordeaux, the Grand Theater is a spectacular piece of 18th century architecture to experience both inside and out. Adorned with 12 mammoth columns supporting its front entrance, each of these topped by a stone statue of either a muse or Roman goddess, it certainly doesn't disappoint with its curbside appeal. Step inside the building and you'll marvel at the massive but not overwhelming interior, with its original blue-gold coloring renovated in 1991 that lends a regal air to the painted ceiling and various other ornate decorations found throughout. It still functions as an opera and ballet house, so seeing a show is a possibility, however those pressed for time will certainly leave impressed after a 20 minute walk through.
Location:Place de la Comedie, Bordeaux