Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Paris

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Perhaps one of the most famous and opulent opera houses in the world, Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris was the setting for the 1910 novel "The Phantom of the Opera,” by Gaston Leroux. When you approach the façade, look up and you'll see the 7.5-m (25-ft) Beaux Arts statue known as L’Harmonie. Today, the opera house primarily produces ballet productions, which you can attend with advance tickets. Admission to an on-site museum, the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera Library-Museum), is included in unaccompanied tours of the opera house building. Be sure to admire the enormous bronze and crystal chandelier in the auditorium. You can dine in the L'Opéra Restaurant. Put Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris and other Paris attractions into our Paris travel route planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This palace is a testament to the power of music, dance, and performance. It’s decadence matches that of the Louvre and other former royal buildings. The upstairs rooms were stunning and the concert h...  more »
  • A beautifully conducted by a young tour guide also documented that friendly. A treat to every moment, a thousand times better than what I imagined unfortunately all at an end and I love sit for hours and hours to watch, discover, admire. Lovers of the great MOP plunge with gluttony this mythical place.
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  • We booked the English language tour which really helped us appreciate what we were seeing. Sadly, on the day we went, they were rehearsing for a performance that night so access to the auditorium, and...  more »
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  • If you visit Paris and you cannot make it to Versailles, this is at least as beautiful as it gets if you don't have too much time either. This opera house is a lovely place to take a walk through and see some of the most beautiful interior in richly decorated Baroque style. If you have seen "Smurfs 2" you might also recognize the interior of the main auditorium. Typical of many of these beautiful old buildings in Paris, you feel like going back in time when you visit a place like this. I was also glad to be able to take a few nice photos there. Thank you, city of Paris!
  • Beautiful. Not to be missed. Get out at the obvious Opera metro station. Pay for a guided visit or at least get the audio guide, which is quite good actually. Even better, get tickets for a ballet or concert. Visit the Foyer inspired in Versailles and Phantom of the Opera's balcony.
  • Most amazing opera house! If you’ve ever seen ‘Phantom’ you will feel right in the midst of the story. Get there early to enjoy the entrance, grand staircase, artwork and arrivals (and a glass of champagne 🍾) If you are seated on one of the ‘loges’ get to your seating area early as they are locked and an attendant must open then door and seat you - and know that the seats may be chairs or benches some moveable - not traditional theatre seats) of various heights so you can jockey around for better view. There are columns so beware when selecting your seat. My two productions were amazing 😉 sets, stars and orchestra. I’ve been to operas in NYC, Rome, Sydney and La Scala ... this was very special. Enjoy !!
  • This is by far the most beautiful opera house we have ever visited. Me and my fiancee went to a show here during Christmas time and it was a magical experience. The entire building is just stunning, especially with one of their halls decorated for the holiday season. Tickets were also reasonably priced and we greatly enjoyed having one of the upper side boxes. We also lucked out that no one else bought tickets in our booth so we had the whole area to ourselves!
  • The theatre is incredible. Beautiful architecture. Definitely worth seeing. We paid extra for nice seats that were not cheap. I got stuck behind a guy with a big head. Spent the whole time leaning to the right to see the performance. Our seats were in the first balcony straight in front of the stage 3rd row. Looking down towards the stage with a big person in front doesn't work. Performance was very good. 5 stars if I could have seen the stage.
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