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View inside Graslin theatre in Nantes. This theatre stands on Graslin square. It has a capacity of 784 seats. It was designed by the architect Mathurin Crucy and inaugurated on march 23rd 1788. It was destroyed by fire in 1796, built again by Mathurin Crucy and reponed in 1813. Together with Grand Theatre in Angers, it hosts Angers - Nantes opera. The theatre is filed as historical monument from december 8th 1998.

I had told you recently about Le Voyage à Nantes (i.e. A journey in Nantes), which is a operation to promote tourism and culture in Nantes this summer. The most notable attraction of this operation are the many contemporary works of art exposed in the streets of the city. But Le Voyage à Nantes is also the opportunity to discover unusual or less known places such as the Graslin theatre. I live in Nantes for close to 15 years, I passed by front the theatre many times but I had never the opportunity to enter into it. And I think this is the case for most of inhabitants of Nantes. But what a lovely surprise ! Speakers played opera airs when I visited the place, no need to say there was a kind of magic in the air !

If you want to see how this theatre looks from outside, have a look on this picture Nicole posted a few years ago.

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