Théâtre Edouard VII, Paris!

So this is wonderful in Paris ,even if I myself need to do it more, it has been done. Theaters in Paris, the fact of the areas are all romantic and quaint, and the shows are of historical significance in a historical building and of course ,Paris makes all worth it. I have several entries on theaters of Paris but need to give you some as stand alone for memorable moments.

The Théâtre Edouard VII or Edward VII or aks Sacha Guitry is in a marvelous area part of my walks to and back from work. It is located at 10 Place Édouard VII in the 9éme arrondissement , Chausée d’Antin quartier or neighborhood,and located between the Madeleine and Opéra Garnier.

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The square Edouard VII opened in 1911 founder of the association of the rue Edouard VII at the place of the stables of a company of horse drawn carriages. It had immediately the support of the king of England Edward VII aka the most Parisian of the English kings. At the times the boulevard  ended at Maxim’s and here an Englishmen William Sprague built a spectacle place in 1913.

In 1920, there was a declaration of love that attracted the public to the Theater Edouard VII , calle Je t’aime, Sacha Guitry did the declaration to Yvonne Printemps. All of Paris was witness to the ravishes of this love.  ” No spring is more delicious than the one in Paris, but when it is called Yvonne, it becomes incomparable… it is impossible to embody more exactly Paris ”  During many years Sacha Guitry gives the theater a prosperours future .Today we can see the unique poster of Sarah Bernhardt n the lobby of the theater.

Noel Coward played in French the Happy Sorrows  and  Raymond Rouleau features A Streetcar Named Desire of Tennessee Williams with Arletty. Orson Welles confirms his vocation to this Anglo-Saxon theater, in 1950, he played The Lobster in English for two months. In a brief direction, Raymond Rouleau staged one of his great successes, dangerous turn of John Boynton Priestley, which he performed with Gaby Sylvia and Mylène Demongeot. The Théâtre Édouard VII then knows beautiful evenings and decided to join forces under a common sign,  the Association of Parisian Theaters.

More on the theater Edward VII official webpage: Théâtre Edouard VII

The Association of Parisian Theaters webpage on Edouard VII: Theatres Parisien Associes on Edouard VII

This is a gorgeous area to walk around the Church of the Madeleine, Opéra Garnier ,and the grand department stores Au Printemps and Galeries Lafayette to mention a few… this is Paris at its best and I hope you enjoy an evening at the Théâtre Edouard VII!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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