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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
01 58 05 49 42
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Ranked #4 of 733 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Remarkable building, an architectural delight. The theater seating area is stunning. Show cases of costumes, models of the sets/ staging, the various a rooms all worth a visit.

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Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Sunday afternoon, perfect time to visit, not much crowd. But my wish would be to attend one opera in PALAIS, Worth a visit! As said by others may be it is better if you book a guided tour. For photographers: Tripods not allowed

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Singapore, Singapore
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best place for pictures is the traffic island where the entry/exit of the Metro is. I did not pay to enter, and only got as far as the restaurant. The exterior is awesome, not sure if the interior matches though.

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London, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Opera/Palais Garnier is easily reachable by many busses (21,27,29 and 95) among them and also by metro. The entrance is in the back of the building, just across the street from the RoisyBus to CDG airport so you could make the Opera the last stop before you leave Paris. It's totally worth it for those who appreciate decorative arts... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

If you wish to see perhaps one of the most extraordinarily beautiful and ornate buildings in the world, take the tour. Tour guide was super in all ways-tour lasted 80 minutes. Well worth it.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I toured Palais Garnier today for the first time. It is a beautiful building! I would recommend renting the audio tour. You get a better understanding of the history of the building. Take your time and enjoy your surroundings. I feel like you miss out on a lot without some kind of tour.

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connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited in the early afternoon and it was not crowded. We enjoyed the elegant interiors and costume displays.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We saw the ballet here and it was a great one -- so we went back a second time when I had a front row balcony and a great seat. One of the best ballets I have seen (and I've seen a lot). I got scared at intermission when I locked myself (accidentally) in a tiny bathroom. Pounded on the... More

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There are two opening periods- 1030 until 1230 and 1400 until 1700. Tours in English are offered on Wednesday afternoons year around and more often during the summer- phone 08 25 05 44 05 for details. The place is BEAUTIFUL. There are English guided tours (about 15 euros) or there is also a self guided with a little recorder you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Located in the bustling and crowded central heart of Paris, this is a must visit place! The grand and magnificent building is so impressive that you will not want to miss to take a good view on it and to be photographed with it as a backdrop. The beauty of its architectural design is beyond any word to describe and... More

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