☆ Place du Châtelet ☆
Don’t come here looking for tranquillity – this is one of the busiest crossroads in Paris..
There are however many lovely things to see, including the Châtelet or ‘Palm’ Fountain, erected in 1806 to commemorate the victories of Napoléon I, and two Italian Renaissance-inspired theatres, designed by Davioud in 1862..
The Théâtre du Châtelet, with over two thousand seats, is devoted primarily to opera and music..
The Théâtre de la Ville – almost its twin – was for a long time named after the actress Sarah Bernhardt, who performed there for over twenty years.. Today, its programme is divided between drama, dance and music..