Place des Célestins,
69002 Lyon

A former convent of the Celestines established in the 15th century, the building became a theater after the French Revolution. In 2003, preventive archaeological excavations carried out during work in the basement of the theater brought to light two tombs in which rested two skeletons presumed to be those of Celestine monks. Named Anatole and Hippolyte, they are now real fetishes that the actors visit before going on stage. It is at this théâtre in 1911 that the Lebanese francophile Chekri Ganem presented his anti-Turkish, pro-Christian Opera Antar.