Theatre de L'Ile Saint Louis - Paul Rey
Type: Attractions, Cultural Venues, Editor's Picks, Historic Sites, Performing Arts, Theater Productions
A more charming 'community theatre' does not exist anywhere! Located on the ancient, historical and aristocratic Quai d'Anjou; at the end of a short covered passageway full of flowers and flora, is... Read More
A more charming 'community theatre' does not exist anywhere! Located on the ancient, historical and aristocratic Quai d'Anjou; at the end of a short covered passageway full of flowers and flora, is where you'll find this little theatre. There is something going on nearly every day, often piano recitals at 6:30 in the evenings, and even more entertaining fare, such as theatre or musical variety shows from 9pm. This intimate little theatre is famous for its elegance as well as its programming. It seats a total of about 30 people on plush, red velvet theatre seats. The box office opens about 30 minutes before the show. Or you can reserve in advance and buy you tickets online. Check their website for upcoming shows, concerts and theatre pieces. Even such greats as Michael Lonsdale have headlined plays and presentations here, so be prepared to be charmed and pleasantly surprised.
- Romantic Things to Do: "There are few places in Paris more romantic that the Ile St. Louis. It becomes even moreso, the more you hear about its storied past and the greats who have called this little island in the center of Paris 'home.' A winning romantic evening is the following: A piano recital show at the only theatre here on the island, followed by dinner at any of the magnificent restaurants to be found within a short 5 minute walk. Or, reverse the order, and do the 9pm show after dinner."
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: With all the wonderful theaters to choose from in Paris, this one remains the most intimate and, certainly for a romantic evening, the best location.