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Discover the world of the theatre while exploring a magical setting and a unique collection of artworks.

Molière guided walk

Follow in the footsteps of France’s greatest dramatist on a walk through seventeenth-century Paris

The Comédie-Française proposes a guided walk through Paris to follow in Molière’s footsteps. From the church of Saint-Eustache, where he was baptised, to the Rue de Richelieu, his final home, participants learn about the life of the actor, author and troupe leader. The journey ends at the Comédie-Française, where Molière remains the “Patron”, the boss. Guided by a lecturer, visitors are invited to discover the inner workings of this unique theatre: its troupe and the repertoire it performs in its alternating programme at the Salle Richelieu.

For school groups (primary school pupils from ages 10 and up, secondary school pupils and students in higher education): groups of between fifteen and thirty young people supervised by adults (ratio of one to eight). Insurance must be paid by the school.

School rates
€130
When
Every week day morning, starting at 9.30 am, 10.00 am and/or 10.30 am
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

Adult groups
€300
When
Weekend mornings, starting at 9.30 am, 10.00 am and/or 10.30 am.
Duration
1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours

Download the educational file on the Molière guided walk

Information and bookings
Comédie-Française library-museum
tel. +33 (0)1 44 58 13 16
fax +33 (0)1 44 58 13 59
N.B.: the above mentioned phone numbers and email are exclusively for the Molière walk and the lecture-visits.

Booking conditions
It is compulsory to reserve by contacting the Comédie-Française library-museum at +33 (0)1 44 58 13 16.
Due to very high demand and the limited places available, we ask you to kindly confirm your options two months before the date of visit, either by email at bibliotheque-musee@comedie-francaise.org, or by fax at +33 (0)1 44 58 13 59, failing which the visit will be cancelled.

This confirmation must mention and include:

For school groups:

  • the name of the teacher and his/her mobile phone number
  • the name and contact details of the school
  • an administrative authorisation
  • the number of pupils and their level
  • the date and time of the visit

For adult groups:

  • the name of the organiser and his/her mobile phone number
  • the name and contact details of the organisation or association
  • the number of participants
  • the date and time of the visit

The person or establishment booking the visit guarantees that:

  • it is not a commercial entity
  • it is not re-invoicing the visit to one or more third parties
  • it will be answerable for the behaviour of the visitors
  • it will make sure that visitors do not take pictures inside the theatre

In return, a letter containing all the information relating to your visit as well as the invoice will be sent to you approximately one month before the visit.
The list of participants must be submitted by fax or email ten days before the visit.
Any cancellation by the customer, for a visit that has already been invoiced, will result in a fixed deduction of €30. In the case of a last-minute cancellation (less than 8 days before the date of the visit) the cost of the visit remains payable in full.

Lecture visits

Discover the workings of the theatre in the past and the present.

The Comédie-Française proposes lecture-visits that explain its history through its collections of artworks and the principles upon which it operates: the Troupe, the Repertoire, the alternating programme, the three stages and the theatre trades. In short, an insight into the life of a theatre that gives nearly nine hundred performances per season.

The lecture-visits are intended for groups of up to 30 people, from ages 12 and up. They are organised for associations, school groups, cultural groups of general interest, and works councils. They take place on Saturdays and Sundays and last about two hours.

Rate
€300 for a group
When
Saturday and Sunday mornings
Times
Starting at 9.30 am, 10.00 am and/or 10.30 am

Information and bookings
Comédie-Française library-museum
tel. +33 (0)1 44 58 13 16
fax +33 (0)1 44 58 13 59
N.B.: the indicated phone numbers and email are exclusively for the Molière walk and the lecture-visits.

Booking conditions
It is compulsory to reserve by contacting the Comédie-Française library-museum at +33 (0)1 44 58 13 16.
Due to very high demand and the limited places available, we ask you to kindly confirm your options two months before the date of visit, either by email at bibliotheque-musee@comedie-francaise.org, or by fax at +33 (0)1 44 58 13 59, failing which the visit will be cancelled.

This confirmation must mention and include:

  • the name of the organiser and his/her mobile phone number
  • the name and contact details of the organisation or association
  • the number of participants
  • the date and time of the visit

The organisation or association booking the visit guarantees that:

  • it is not a commercial entity
  • it is not re-invoicing the visit to one or more third parties
  • it will be answerable for the behaviour of the visitors
  • it will make sure that visitors do not take pictures inside the theatre

In return, all the information relating to your visit along with an the invoice will be sent to you, by post, approximately one month before the visit.
The list of participants must be submitted by fax or email ten days before the visit.
Any cancellation by the customer, for a visit that has already been invoiced, will result in a fixed deduction of €30. In the case of a last-minute cancellation (less than 8 days before the date of the visit) the cost of the visit remains payable in full.