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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
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+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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Amazing, Must visit with Guide

We got a guided tour @ the entrance , which was an excellent choice. Without the guide we wouldnt discover all the history and details behind the amazing architecture, art and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a guided tour @ the entrance , which was an excellent choice. Without the guide we wouldnt discover all the history and details behind the amazing architecture, art and history of this wonderful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was a great way too spend a hour early while the teens slept in. We were staying across the street and my 23 year old daughter who loves the Phantom of the Opera talk my husband and I into going in and looking around. They have a wonderful self guided audio tour and the grandeur of the building is astonishing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose to take the guide tour so that we could see as much as possible and see backstage. Of course it is possible to visit and use the audio guide service but you see less. Our guide Gwen was so passionate about the Opera and ballet that you could not help to engage with her. The Charles Garnier architecture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We can say that this is the most beautiful opera all over the word. It had a great chamber inside with unique decor from marbles. A real masterpiece of human being

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not one person recommended we go to Palais Garnier before we left on our trip to Paris. But we had some extra time and so many other places had enormous lines, so we headed to the Opera District. Palais Garnier is amazing! We paid for an audio tour (5 euros each - cash only, and you have to leave an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take the guided tour and you will really understand the building and it's history. The guide was enthusiastic and fun to listen to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Here all history of Ballet and culture in one place: very impressive, far more than any other Opera Halls including La Scala. All what Paris can offer is seen inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the tourist attractions that you must visit when you are in Paris. Together with the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, this house is also one of the symbols of Paris. For being a fa of literature, and liking the story of the Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, to know personally where the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was worth the time to visit. Do yourself a favor - get the audio tour. So much wonderful information - like how much of that gold paint is really gold?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends treated us to a performance of a suite of three ballets with choreography by Jiri Kylian. The dancers were brilliant, and the choreography, lighting and simple set design made for a stunning evening's entertainment. The building is beautiful and well worth a visit for the Chagall ceiling in the main auditorium.

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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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