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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

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Address: 8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 58 05 49 42
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

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Impressive monument, a part of Paris history. Very nice to see, popular and an unforgetable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Impressive monument, a part of Paris history. Very nice to see, popular and an unforgetable experience.

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Do you want to visit one of the most popular Opera Houses in the world? Do you know the novel of "Phantom of the Opera"? You definitly should visit this beautiful building created during the period of Second Empire. It's really majestic building also inside. You will enter by huge ceremonial staircase. You will also see amazing auditorium - the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was actually my second trip to the Palais Garnier but my first to see a performance. We saw the opera “Lear,” a modern operatic adaptation of Shakespeare’s play “King Lear.” Although the tickets were rather expensive (130 Euros), we had great seats, and how many times will you have a chance to see an opera at the Palais Garnier.... More 

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I'd seen this majestic building from the outside on several occasions but never been in - a serious omission on my part. The interior architecture is beautiful, lots of marble, winding staircases and statues. The decoration is stunning, especially the foyer - be prepared to take some great photos. The auditorium is magnificent and the museum section incredibly interesting, especially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love these kind of places. I did not manage to enter, but I must admit this is impressive from outside. I mean, I believe La Scala in Milan is the best theatre in the world considering its indoor performance, but this one is amazing (at least) from the outside. Next time in Paris will try to book something, want... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another top attraction in Paris. Garnier was the name of the architect who won the contest to choose the new opera's best project. Take a guided tour or, if you like operas and ballets, access their website and book in advance!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Opera Garnier is a 5 star experience for travelers who enjoy architecture and history. The audioguide or private guide is a must to appreciate the role and control of Charles Garnier over the 15 year construction of the opera house, and to learn the social role of the opera in former times. It was more a place for society... More 

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The opera is stunning! Theres a small art gallery as well as a library with small representations of theatre sets. The theatre is beautiful and takes you back in time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would jump at the chance to see a ballet here (which is what I saw and it was great) but would be hesitant to see an opera as it is more about the beauty of the place than the design of the accoustics

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Fabulous performance in one of the world's greatest venues! Lovely music, beautiful dancing- gentile crowd

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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 another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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