European Heritage Days 2022, at Paris Théâtre National de l’Opéra Comique

Published by Laurent P., Cécile D. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 16 August 2022 at 09h41
Comedies and operas lovers are expected at the Théâtre national de l’Opéra Comique for the 39th European Heritage Days held on September 17 and 18, 2022. On the menu, free and guided tours backstage and more workshops for the entire family!

Paris Opéra Comique as you have never seen it before… This is what the cultural venue in Paris 2nd arrondissement offers you for the 39thedition of European Heritage Days, on Saturday September 17 and Sunday 18, 2022. A theater offering this year tours for the whole family backstage to know all the story behind this institution.

But what are European Heritage Days? For those just landing or if you are coming to Paris for this period of time, European Heritage Days are two exceptional days you do not want to miss allowing you to discover the beautiful French heritage through varied, playfrul and instructive tours.

A great deal to enjoy since tours are free of charge. Museums, political or cultural Parisian institutions, historic companies and factories... As many beautiful discoveries to enjoy on the occasion and make the most of the unexpected stories of the places around us.

As for the Théâtre National de l'Opéra ComiqueEuropean Heritage Days will allow us to learn more about this institution. For your information, the Opéra Comique was created under the reign of Louis XVI, in 1714 by Catherine Baron – who was the first director – and Gautier de Saint-Edme, two members of a carny company rejected by the Comédie-Française and the Académie Royale de Musique (current Opéra Garnier).

A company that did more into pantomime and opera parody. It is in 1714 too that the company is authorized to have its own theater, but on the condition that spoken dialogs should be inserted between songs. Today, the authorized repertoire got bigger and extended to baroque music and contemporary music.

To make sure you can be part of it, do not forget to book ahead of your visit. Do not miss this fantastic occasion to discover a Parisian history gem!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 17 September 2022 to 18 September 2022



    1 place Boieldieu
    75002 Paris 2


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