We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Opera Garnier Paris Self Guided Visit
From US$ 16.17*
Opera Garnier Paris Self Guided Visit
From US$ 16.17*
All photos (10,673)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“opera house”(1,142 reviews)
“guided tour”(773 reviews)
“grand staircase”(250 reviews)
This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
As featured in Paris in Winter
8 Rue Scribe | Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
9th Arr. - Opera
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
from US$ 16.17
More Info
from US$ 24.25
More Info
from US$ 19.63
More Info
from US$ 40.42
More Info
Reviews (17,935)
Filter reviews
6,756 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews opera house guided tour grand staircase chagall ceiling beautiful building marc chagall on display ballet auditorium opulent theatre phantom architecture operas rehearsals cartier tickets
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 6,756 reviews
Reviewed today

We did a self guided tour of the Opera around noon on a week day. Not crowded at all. The building is beautiful and there are lots of places to explore. Great balcony for pictures. Lots of stairs but elevators are available. About an hour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed today

The opera house is beautiful and it is very interesting to listen to a guide explain how it was built, and various stories of the operas held and famous people attending. I recommend not visiting on a week end. It was so packed with visitors...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed yesterday

There are e-ticket counters after you pass through security. It was 12 Euros per person for the self guided tours. It was pretty awesome to walk along the hallways of when you see videoclips on youtube of the Paris Opera Ballet dancers. It took us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sukwong
Reviewed yesterday

While in Paris we had the chance to see the Paris Opera house. It was breathtakingly gorgeous. Taking the self guided audio tour was perfect. We were able to move at our own pace while taking photos of everything from the grand staircase to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank fireangel616
Reviewed yesterday

The best hidden secret of the Palais Garnier is the day tickets which usually go on sale at 10am or so...you can see the opera or ballet in one of the fancy opera boxes or in other upper level seats starting at 5 EUROS! I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelwrld44
Reviewed yesterday

We had an opportunity to tour the Opera house and were in Awe of it's splendor and history We were thrilled to see the Marc Chagall ceiling and the lavish staircase

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ronald K
Reviewed yesterday

We had a wonderful guide named stephanie and she really made this tour of the opera house a special experience. The Story behind the building of the house is very interesting and to have access to the theatre itself as well as the public spaces...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank castroNewYork
Reviewed 2 days ago

We've never been on a "tour" of the building. But have admired the exterior, which alone is worth an excellent rating. Though it would be nice to get a perspective from a greater distance than the streets/buildings will allow. We were there for a dance...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SkyeBlueWaters
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Palais is a great piece of architecture and the main stairs is stunning. No need for booking. Audioguide was good.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Valentina T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely building. The metro is right in front of the Opera. Very nice gift shop. Sculptures outside the building are worth the trip to get there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AllyG520
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,826 nearby hotels
W Paris - Opera
1,149 reviews
.12 km away
InterContinental Paris Le Grand
3,303 reviews
.12 km away
Residence Orion Paris Haussmann
108 reviews
.18 km away
Hotel Scribe Paris Opera by Sofitel
2,335 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 20,399 nearby restaurants
327 reviews
.07 km away
Cafe de la Paix
3,964 reviews
.13 km away
Le Bar du Grand Hotel
62 reviews
.16 km away
La Fayette Gourmet
91 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5,885 nearby attractions
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard
693 reviews
.19 km away
Quartier de l'Opera
279 reviews
.15 km away
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann
6,145 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
28 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Valerie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, The beginning "theatre" bit is in French as is the ending, but most of the players have a bit of English to help you or they have a lot of English! They will give you a map in English and that's crucial to play... More
23 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Debilindag | Reviewed this property |
I bought the tickets that same day. No need to get them in advance.