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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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We chose not to go on a guided tour - we didn't even bother with the audio guide. Just walking around this huge, incredibly ornate building was enough. There were two places... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We chose not to go on a guided tour - we didn't even bother with the audio guide. Just walking around this huge, incredibly ornate building was enough. There were two places where we could get into the auditorium. Better access would have been preferable (it seemed some guided tours were getting into the stalls) - but this place has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the Opera Bastille has taken over the main opera performances for many years now it's exceptional to visit this grand old opera house. Much more intimate than most opera houses (and particularly the Bastille) the Garner is traditionally designed with a wonderful entrance staircase. You have to visit if you can. It's one of the centre pieces of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to Paris just to see this and wasn't disappointed, gold-leaf painted walls & ceilings with grand staircases. Do take the guided tour in English at 11.30, well worth 15.10 euros.

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The Palais Garnier was absolutely beautiful. It was really easy to get to and get in to. There was a rehearsal ongoing which meant we had restricted viewing but it was well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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We didn't manage to get on the guided tour, but took the audio self guide instead. The pace and amount of information was just right, and the building is fantastic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make sure you stop buy and admire the beauty of this place. If you plan to attend obviously check online for information. When taking a picture make sure you are careful of your bags.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely gorgeous! I'll speak to the tour since most other things are covered here. I took the basic tour in english for ~15 euros (1.5 hours) and was very happy with it. It includes admission and a headset that the tour guide uses to speak with you. As others have stated, we did enter the main performance area, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lot of people that visit Paris name Palace of Versailles as the best attraction they saw while visiting Paris. I name Palais Garnier. It's a masterpiece. Stunning, astonishing, mesmerizing. I have seen it a few times and i will see it every time i visit Paris. The outside isn't that special but the interior is no joke. Everything is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short walk from Place de Vendome, this is worth a visit, if not a ticket for a performance. Exquisite period architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't find the best words to write about this legendary place in Paris. This is a MUST see if you visit Paris. Magnificent architecture, a place rich in history and think about cinematographic references like "La Grande Vadrouille"... If you have the absolute chance to watch a real opera in this place, you will be in paradise !

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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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