Comédie Française


in Louvre & Les Halles

Founded in 1680 under Louis XIV, this state-run theatre bases its repertoire on the works of classic French playwrights. The theatre has its roots in an earlier company directed by Molière at the Palais Royal.

The French playwright and actor was seized by a convulsion on stage during the fourth performance of the Imaginary Invalid in 1673 and died later at his home on nearby rue de Richelieu.