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Updated Tuesday 19th June 2007

An introduction to the Palais Royal

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Originally built as a palace for Cardinal Richelieu, and then bequeathed to the French Crown, the Palais Royal sits opposite the Louvre.

It boasts the first theatre in France to have moveable scenery.

Its design is in keeping with the symmetry of the houses around the square which include the impressive building that houses the Comedie Française – the national theatre of France.

 

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