This summer, discover Histoire d'un Cid, a variation on Pierre Corneille's play, directed by Jean Bellorini

In the majestic setting of the Château de Grignan, Jean Bellorini brings Corneille back to life for our eyes and ears with a magical adaptation of Le Cid.

Perched on an inflatable castle, an artificial citadel, the actors take turns playing modern-day characters and the heroes of the original plot. Navigating between past and present, imagination and reality, Histoire d'un Cid offers a lively re-reading of Corneille's tragi-comedy: the impossible love between Rodrigue and Chimène, the secret of the Infanta and the despair of an ageing father.

A joyful, musical score, faithful to the 17th-century language and Corneille's now-cult verses.

Welcome procedure

    • 7.15pm: doors open to spectators with a reservation at the Bar du Bosquet only
    • 8pm: doors open to all Fêtes Nocturnes spectators, access to the terrace & bar (drinks and desserts only)
    • 8.30pm: Grandstand opens
    • 9pm: show (the organiser reserves the right to refuse latecomers)


    • Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
    • Open-air show
    • Spectators with reduced mobility: contact the box office before booking
    • Recommended for ages 8 and up (children under 3 are not admitted)
    • Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged

Prices & booking


26 € full

19 € reduced

10 € children* (under 12)
Recommanded from 8 years old.
Children under 3 not admitted.

Group : 23 € (from 20 people on the same session for individuals, on several sessions for works clubs and associations)


* upon presentation of valid proof : 12-17 years old, students under 25, job seekers, Ambassador Card owners.


Online on our website

By phone : +33 (0)4 75 91 83 65
> Until JUNE, 23
10am-12.15pm / 2-6pm
Monday to Friday exept on holidays
> JUNE, 24 to AUGUST, 24
10.30am-12.15pm / 2-5.30pm
Monday to Friday
+ Saturday afternoon (except on JULY, 06 and 27)


On show evenings, enjoy the unique setting of the château's gardens and terraces.

> Gourmet catering (counter service) must be booked in advance by phone : +33 (0)4 75 91 83 65.

> Opening at 7.15pm, only for spectators with a booking at the Bar du Bosquet.



Jean Bellorini is a director committed to great dramatic and literary texts. His shows closely combine theatre and music. He has directed Tempête sous un crâne based on Victor Hugo's Les Misérables, Paroles gelées based on Rabelais (Molière for Best Direction), Bertolt Brecht's La Bonne Âme du Se-Tchouan (Molière for Best Public Theatre Production), Ferenc Molnár's Liliom and Karamazov based on Dostoyevsky's novel, created for the 2016 Avignon Festival.

Appointed director of the Théâtre Gérard Philipe, the national drama centre in Saint-Denis, in 2014, he created the Troupe éphémère, a group of teenagers with whom he stages a show every season. He has worked for the opera and abroad, collaborating with the Berliner Ensemble, the Théâtre Alexandrinski in St Petersburg and, in spring 2022, the Teatro di Napoli on Il Tartufo.

Director of the TNP in Villeurbanne since 2020, he has created a number of plays in France and abroad, including Valère Novarina's Le Jeu des Ombres; Nicolaï Erdman's Soviet vaudeville Le Suicidé; Les Messagères, based on Sophocles' Antigone, with the Afghan Girls Theater Group; Marc-Antoine Charpentier's David et Jonathas; and Les Misérables, based on Victor Hugo's novel, with Yang Hua Theatre at Beijing's Poly Theatre, among others.

Histoire d'un Cid : a team

Staging : Jean Bellorini

With :
Cindy Almeida de Brito
François Deblock
Karyll Elgrichi
Clément Griffault (claviers)
Benoit Prisset (percussions)
Federico Vanni

Artistic collaboration : Mélodie-Amy Wallet

Scenography : Véronique Chazal

Light : Jean Bellorini
Assisté de : Mathilde Foltier-Gueydan

Sound : Léo Rossi-Roth

Costumes : Macha Makeïeff

Hair and make-up : Cécile Kretschmar

Video : Marie Anglade

Building sets and making costumes : les ateliers du TNP

Jean Bellorini - photo Juliette Parisot