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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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One of the highlights of my trip!

Spectacular place to see the ballet, regardless of what is being performed. Don't miss a chance to go if you're in town for ballet season.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice Building, bit unfortunately we could not enjoy The best part of it, being the big auditorium and The painting of chagall due to ongoing preparations for The Next opera ... understandable, bit either they should not ask full price at these moment either they should announce on their website ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Spectacular place to see the ballet, regardless of what is being performed. Don't miss a chance to go if you're in town for ballet season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Most buildings in Paris are beautiful, but the opera house is one of the most beautiful. Words or pictures really do not do it justice. You just must see it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

this place has its own magic lovely and fancy as it should be it makes you feel you are in paris france history beauty of architecture and art makes it place to want to see.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! As we had to fill in a a rainy afternoon before flight, we decided to have a quick look inside this remarkable building. With no expectations, we were blown away by the exceptional interior. It is more like a palace than a theatre. Has to be seen to be believed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Off to the Opera Garnier on a very wet August day. Quick to get in but not clear at entrance the differences betwen guided tour, audio guide and self guided tours, so skipped the big queue and went self guided, paying at credit card machine. Wanted audio guide but had no photo ID so couldn't get it. Busy inside with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful place! The building inside and out is grand. I do recommend to take a guided tour. There is so much history and stories about it that it is worth it to go with a guide, to understand and appreciate it better. We had a star of guide Tizziana, who has great knowledge and humour to engage everyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A classical opera house with a restaurant that is most enjoyable. You can also enjoy dancing on the step in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have never been to a complete opera in our lives, so we can hardly be called opera buffs. But we have visited a number of opera houses given that they're usually great pieces of architecture which say something about the times when they were built. This is the best opera house we have ever visited; over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was very excited to visit the "Opera House" it was stunningly beautiful.I honestly couldn't take enough photos.It was well worth the cost of 11 Euros entrance fee( 7 for children I believe) We spent just over an hour there trying to take it all in, it was breathtaking. I would love to see a Performance there..wow.Just posting a few... 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.
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