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What a magnificent opera house. You don't have to be an opera lover to be wow'ed by this facility. The architecture and decoration are over the top. You get a glimpse of how the rich and famous spent their evenings.
Queue was very manageable, automated ticket counter for credit cards, Eiffel Tower could learn a thing or two. Beautiful building with opportunity to enjoy the balcony overlooking the street. children under 12 are free, this is well worth spending an hour. Close to Galarie Lafayette...More
We were shocked at how rich the interior was. Lots of gold, ballet, memorabilia. The beautiful staircase and Marc Chagall ceiling dazzling. Get a ticket and spend some hours. Nice cafe outside where you can rest your feet.
First, we thought of hiring a guide but we decided to do it on our own. What an outstanding, beautiful and intricate French architecture! It is a gorgeous opera house. We were constantly taking photos here and there. We can feel that we were brought...More
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.