This weekend the fella’s parents were in Town and they brought us to a play at the Theatre de la renaissance. It was amazing and I would fully suggest doing this one night when you are in Paris. Two steps from the metro Strasbourg- saint Denis the theater was more than adorable. It was like stepping back into time. Though the theater has obviously lived more glorious moments the theater had all the garnishes of the first empire. the Theatre de la Renaissance is an italian style theater built in 1872 this theater has changed hands over the years most notably having been own by Sara Bernhardt from 1893 to 1899 during a period where she wanted full control over the roles she chose. We had arrived early and went down to the bar and had a bottle of champagne (quelle classe)! The bottle was under 35 euros!!!! A shocking and pleasant surprise to us all. We drank bubbles underneath a low cherubim-adorned dome. Surrounded by mirrors and gold embellishments. Then it was curtain time (on a frappé les trois coups) and the play we saw Thè à la menthe ou t’es Citron? was hysterical! A play within a play; it tells that story of a comically condemned play showing us the final rehearsal and then leading into the opening night. Downside for visitor: this play had a lot of play-on-words, some that I didn’t even catch, so it’d be hard to understand without a rather strong compréhension of the language. But it is so physical and so well written that the comedic effect was literally suffocating as I had moments where I was folded in half with laughter over the fella’s lap.
Afterwards we went to eat at a restaurant specializing in dishes from Cantal. It was a wonderful time and I would fully suggest that when you come to Paris you put on your best dress and shinny shoes and get ye to the theater!