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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
Phone Number: 01 58 05 49 42
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Description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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We visited since we were staying nearby - and we were glad we did. A wonderful building from the outside and many of the features inside are real treasures

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited since we were staying nearby - and we were glad we did. A wonderful building from the outside and many of the features inside are real treasures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Opera Garnier was literally the first major attraction we had visited in Paris during our first "eye-opener" visit many years ago. Our very modest hotel was nearby, near Trinitè, so we were passing by the gorgeous Opera building every day and I remember going in circles around the building admiring it more and more every day. Then we bought tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic really worth a visit . Book on line before you go with audio guide. Would love to see an opera there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, the interior is so majestic. A great view from the balcony of the street. Good audio tour. One of the best buildings to tour in Paris,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is such a unique place -- the staircase alone is worth visiting! My husband and I did the audio tour and really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you're into Opera, it's a must! Just looking at the building from the outside and checking out the stores and costumes, everything is just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Swan Lake, opening night with Paris locals. Fantastic night, ballet was absolutely beautiful, music was glorious. Great night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We attended a ballet performance here and are so glad we did. It was an experience to remember. The Palais Garnier is an opulently decorated opera house with a Chagall painting on the ceiling. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Whereas the interior of the Opera has as much (if not more) splendor as Versailles -- the heavy velvets and delicate silks, the sweeping gilded staircases, the sparkling chandeliers and the spectacular ceiling painted by Chagall...I mostly enjoyed the library which holds all of the archives on the music, scripts, costumes, sets...you name it! My very first peek into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of the great opera houses in the world, this baroque ornate edifice designed by Garnier (hence the name) will give you a fine idea of the opulence of the 18th century. Guided tours available including the theater itself. There's a smaller version in Geneva, if you're interested. Worth the trip, and afterwards (or before) you can have an au... More 

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The neighborhood 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, theaters, 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.