Place de la Comedie is the official name of the square here but the locals know it simply as Grand Thèâtre. After a fire destroyed the city’s main theatre in 1756, the Grand Théâtre was constructed between 1773 and 1780 by architect Victor Louis on Place de la Comédie. The façade has twelve corinthian columns supporting carved statues. Today, the theatre is the Opera National de Bordeaux and is extravagantly decorated inside.
The area around Place de la Comedie is great for shopping if you’re looking for major brands with one of the sides of the square also opening up onto the famous Rue Saint Catherine. Opposite the Grand Thèâtre is the equally beautiful Grand Hotel de Bordeaux if you are feeling extravagant with rooms starting at around 300€ a night.