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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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This beautiful building was the setting for "The Phantom of the Opera" and currently houses the Paris ballet. Guided tours in English run every day departing 11am and 2.30pm at €15.50 each and last approx 90 minutes. Tours must be booked in advance, however can...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is full of history, and great spaces to look and feel the opera. This is an Iconic place in Paris, and you will like it

Thank laredo2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an architectural masterpiece that has to be seen to be believed. The outside is stunning and is only rivaled by the interior. It is worth a visit.

2  Thank JSfromDC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of The Phantom of The Opera, or even if you're not, you need to see this beautiful building --inside and out--including the Chagall ceiling painting and the chandelier. Beautiful.

Thank C B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this place so much. The architecture and immense effort that went into this ornate structure is mind-blowing and amazing, however, I think that the large painting around the chandelier in the auditorium takes away from the beauty of this. It only obscures the...More

Thank Gauravgj77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth every penny! One of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. Definitely have to pay and go inside to see the place.

Thank Sherzod S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The dream visit!!! What a wonderful building from outside and magnificent inside! It's like a palace! You feel there like a queen or king with the atmosphere!!!

Thank milamirona888
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour in English starts at 11:00 am; not 11:30 am as listed in the Rick Steve's book. We missed the tour by 10 minutes so did the audio tour which was very good.

Thank Doreen K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok best parts are the outside (free), the auditorium, a side hall and the staircase. lt doesn't take very long and is not worth the €12 they charge per head. Inside is tatty in parts though they did have a Mozart exhibition downstairs. Maybe I've...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Waaaaaaaaaaaaw what an immense building full of art: architecture of the building and plenty of art in the interior : ceilings, stairs, lamps, paintings, you don't have enough eyes to look everywhere ! This is opera-scene in every sense ! What a luxuary !

Thank Rogervn
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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Susan O
20 August 2017|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
We went in mid May which was not high tourist season so I can't really speak to your situation. We had absolutely no wait and did not need to buy tickets ahead of time--not a good idea to buy ahead of time if you are trying... More
Sara H
31 July 2017|
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Response from Luis M | Reviewed this property |
If you go on the Palais Garnier website, you can purchase your tickets for either the self-guided tour or the guided tour. I took the guided tour in English and I personally feel like it's better as you learn all about the... More
Sara H
31 July 2017|
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Response from Paula S | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book a guided tour we took audio and look around by ourself cause we like to be free to stop where is most important to us and every time we went with a guided tour we found some people that asked too much (ha ha... More