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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 691 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed worth visiting the above place. The opera is a great musical show never seen before. We enjoyed the evening being there.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We did an audio tour and would have liked to actually see a play there at night. This is the atmosphere you look for a ballet or opera and the building is simply impressive!

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london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Expensive -10 E ( but discount with Musee D'Orsay tickets). For us 20 minutes of gilding was enough. Much better views from the Pompidou Centre.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We took the self guided tour of the Opera. The hours are 10:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. We also had saved our tickets from Musee d'Orsay with us and they gave us 4 Euro discount for the 12 Euro fee. We entered the lower level, round rotunda, which was designed for the servants to wait on... More

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

the whole building is a piece of artwork - from the museum bit to the architecture the view from the balcony everything about this place is stunning

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This building is wonderful. It is the epitome of its era. It doesn't get any grander than this. I think my favorite part is the juxtaposition of the Chagall Ceiling from 1964 with the neo-baroquness building. I remember going to an Opera here in 1970. What a memory

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is the NEW Paris opera house, built to replace the ornate Baroque structure featured in Gaston Leroux's novel. The "Bastille" in the title refers to the fact that it was built on the former site of the Gare de la Bastille; indeed, it was even opened on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the original Bastille.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Tried to get a ticket but at the evening sales counter only ticket for 185 EUR were left. So declined. Instead sat on the stairs with many other people and watched the opera guests - most of them elegantly dressed - arrive. A street muscian kept the crowd entertained. It was good fun and just the building from the outside... More

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Great Falls, Va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is truly a landmark in Paris, but they wanted about 10euro each to visit. That would be great but audioguides were extra, guided visits were extra, and much of it is closed to the public. I was glad I saw it, but it was only an hour of oohs and aahs over the decor. I wish it was on... More

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The setting for Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera is opulent ot say the least.It almost overshadows Versailles.The theatre has plush red velvet seats and a huge stage.We booked a guide at the Opera Garnier and he showed us the Emperor's box and Josephine's box.He also showed us Box no 5 that the Phantom always wanted !The shows here are... More

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