Théâtre de l'Athénée

Paris, France - 2000

When Louis Jouvet takes in 1934 the lead of the “Athénée”, the story of this theater is already long. Inaugurated in 1896 in the current “square de l’Opéra ”just created, it received as a front the former facade of the “Comédie Parisienne” theater constructed 2 years previously and sacrificed during the operation. Paul Fouquiau, architect in charge of the works, removes the most rococo elements of the facade and changes the drawing of the entrance arches. The nice neo-18th century ironwork of the balcony is however preserved. The theatre has been classified as a historic monument in 1995.

All the architectural decorative features of the facade have been carefully restored and we have also recreated, to their original condition, the glass canopy and the two suspended lanterns lighting the entrance. Inside, the preservation of the intimate and elegant nature of the place has been our main purpose, particularly in the green room located in the back of the very beautiful glass facade.

  • Paris, France
  • 2000
  • Théâtre de l’Athénée Louis Jouvet / 1.5 M€