The Royal Opera house

In 1682, Louis XIV ordered Jules Hardouin-Mansard the construction of an opera house. However, the Royal Opera house was built by Ange-Jacques Gabriel for Louis XV and was inaugurated in 1770 for the wedding of the future dauphin Louis XVI, and Marie-Antoinette of Austria. The Royal Opera lost its theatrical and musical vocation in the 19th century when it was used by the Senate. It recovered its original function in 1957. Nowadays, many performances are given in the Opera.