Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2013

Le Grenat,
Théâtre de l’Archipel, Perpignan




French Singer, actress Vanessa Paradis whose first single “Joe le Taxi” (1987) entered the English charts, as well as becoming a No. 1 hit in France, sings songs from her latest album ‘Love Songs’.

In 1988, she met Johnny Depp here in the Languedoc Roussillon while he was in France filming for The Ninth Gate (1999) at one of the best preserved amongst the Cathar castle, the twelfth century Chateau Puivert, over the border in the Aude.

A 14-year relationship followed, before they broke up in 2012, and the 20 song album, Love Songs, reflects her time with Depp, who co-wrote the lyrics of one of the tracks, ‘New Year’ whilst their daughter Lily Rose, 11, apparently came up with the melody.

A collection of French and English tracks makes Love Songs an eclectic mix of styles.


More info:
‪Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬
‪Avenue Général Leclerc‬
‪BP 90 327 – 66003 Perpignan cedex‬
‪Tel : 04 68 62 62 00‬
‪Email :‬



Le Théâtre de l’Archipel‬

There is an exciting new addition to the Perpignan skyline. If you have been to Perpignan in the last few months you would have noticed a large construction along Avenue Général Leclerc and a giant concrete bubble. This bubble is ‬now‪ ‘the grenat,’ a large theatre space accommodating 1100 guests and the venue of the Théâtre de l’Archipel. Designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, the theatre will bring a touch of prestige to the previously rundown edge of the city.‬

‪The new theatre and cultural precinct is designed to be an artistic & cultural hub for the city. Welcoming local and international artists, it is hoped the precinct will encourage a spirit of multiculturalism and social tolerance.‬

‪There is something for everyone in the season line-up including theatre, dance, circus, opera, classical & contemporary music, as well as a special programme for children. Some of the artists performing include Eric Cantona, Thomas Dutronc and Yael Naim. Ticket prices range from 11€ to 40€.‬

‪For ticket and performance information you can visit the theatre website: Here you will be able to read more about “the grenat” and take a virtual tour of the site.‬

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