The Marseille Opera is the second Great Theatre built in the provinces after Bordeaux's. Today, it is also classified as a historical monument.
The Marseille Opera was inaugurated on October 31, 1787 in the presence of Marshal Prince de Beauvau, Governor of Provence.
This monument faced a terrible fire on November 13, 1919. It completely destroyed the Grand Theatre after a rehearsal. However, the peristyle columns and the master walls survived the fire and lived through the decades. Today, we can see the contrast between the different parts of the building as in 1920, the city began a reconstruction program that lasted for three and a half years.
The architecture of the Opera is beautiful and interesting as well as the indoor decoration: the four panels of the painter Jean Julien, the ceiling of Augustin or the bronze statues of Gueno. The Italian spirit of the theatre and his three floors are very attractive.
Do not hesitate to ask about the program of the Opera if you want to enjoy its numerous events throughout the year. It is located near the Old Port and our 3-star hotel in Marseille's city centre.
Practical Information :
2 Rue Molière
Phone: +33 4 91 55 11 10
Metro : Vieux Port Hôtel de Ville