The most famous artists
In 1888, Joseph Oller, the creator of the Red Mill, built roller coasters in this spot, but the police closed them in 1893 because it was dangerous! Oller then built a concert hall, which became one of the country's most famous. The interior reminds one of the Greek hill of Olympia Greek, hence its name. It was a Music Hall featuring circus, ballet, and singing. In the 30s you could see Max Linder and Maurice Chevalier. Since 1928, the Olympia has operated as a cinema. But it was re-opened, under the direction of Bruno Coquatric in 1954 as a concert hall. A new renovation means it has capacity for 2000 people, and hosts the most famous French and international artists.