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

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

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The Very Definition of Opulent

This is a must-see attraction. The National Opera building, the Palais Garnier, is the very definition of opulent. It has to be seen to be believed. It is the inspiration for the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must-see attraction. The National Opera building, the Palais Garnier, is the very definition of opulent. It has to be seen to be believed. It is the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera story, elements of which are based on facts. We took the 11:00am guided tour in English (there is also one at 3:00pm) and got... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you've never seen it you should. You're in Paris so don't cheap-out. It cost my daughter and I 30 Euro to see the Opera on a self-guided tour with a audio guide. There is the Chagall ceiling which oddly doesn't seem to fit the rest of the decor. And the history of "The Phantom of the Opera" thing. Of... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Opera house is absolutely beautiful and every small detail inside is amazing. Be sure to read about its history before your visit. There are brochures in several languages at the entrance, you can also rent an audio guide or go on a guided tour. Check the opening hours before going as it closes early sometimes. We went on Sunday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I were turning a corner on our first day in Paris, when we were greeted with the magnificent Palais Garnier. It stands out amongst the surrounding buildings and its architectural appeal lured us in for a tour of what it has to offer. We did the whole audio guide thing, and loved it! It is a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

outstanding decor; like many places in Paris; the intricate details in the architecture is something to be seen; you can ask the Ticket Counter for same day tickets (they release them at 11 am) 10 euro but with obstructed and some with no view; ask the agent how the view is;

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is for the guided tour of the Opera. In my opinion it is not worth the price for what you get in 1.5 hours, when you consider it costs the same as entrance to the Louvre. I would not recommend it unless you have nothing else to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Without even going inside, you can not fail to be impressed by the size and scale of this fantastic architectural masterpiece. A 'must see' on any visit to Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw Dutch production of Cosi Fan Tutte from the gods at a cheaper price. Good view but uncomfortable as seats are squashed up there! We didn't care as it was such a good experience. Could see all the way into orchestra pit and the harpsichord! Such an amazing building. Recommend doing the tour as well. We did it the day... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous incredible theater and a very poorly conducted tour. Absolutely do not waist your time on the guided tour. The guide was a Russian wan who did not speak properly neither English nor French. You will get more information on Wikipedia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The over the top, much decorated opera house was entertainingly brought to life by our guide. The 90 minute tour flew by.

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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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