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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 755 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I arrived in Paris the day before Bastille Day. I didn't realize that many attractions were closed. I came upon the amazing structure really by accident. Do not miss it. All the splendor of Paris right here. Love this treasure trove!

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The architecture is sincerely spectacular. It is one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris. Don't miss the opportunity of fully exploring the Opera and takes lots of pictures!

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washington, dc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a day without a Museum Pass and this was walkable from our hotel so we decided to visit. The building is ornate and enormous and with the additional English tour (extra fee) , very interesting and worthwhile. The only glitch is once you purchased your entrance with tour fee, you couldn't enter and meander while waiting for the... More

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Palais Garnier is well worth your time in Paris. Grand and Opulent, the architecture is breathtaking. HIghly recommend.

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Shafter, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Speechless! Grand, opulent, gold, red, glass, mirrors....oh my gosh! I could picture grand ladies in their lavish ball gowns being escorted by men in top hats and coat tails. My husband does not like opera, but he said he'd go just for the experience! We entered on the west side, where there is a beautiful stone stair/ramp that was used... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I can highly recommend the guided tour for the historical information and stories. It was fabulous! The opera is unbelievably opulent and beautifully restored, and even today they keep box 5 vacant for the Phantom!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Not included on the Museum pass but the stunning and sumptous interior of the opera house make paying extra worthwhile. It would be wonderful to see a production here if you get the chance, we weren't so luck, when we visited in August there was nothing on as its holiday time in France.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

When you ascend the steps out of the Opera Metro station, you are confronted by the glorious and extravagant facade of the Palais Garnier! Arches, columns, coloured marbles, friezes, gilding, lamps and much statuary topped off by a verdigris dome - and this is only the outside! Go round to the left hand side to get to the ticket office;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I loved every single minutes in this building. Luckly it wasn't very crowded and it was not a big line up (around 11:00 am). Take your time to enjoy every corner of this building, take it all in, enjoy the view of the Place de L'Opera from one of the balconies, perhaps listen to one of performers in front of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of those "not to be missed" experiences in Paris. We've been to Paris numerous times but somehow newer visited this incredible structure. It is totally stunning and well worth the price of admission. We lucked out and arrived a little before 11AM and were able to join the guided tour. The tour took close to an hour... More

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