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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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Amazing beauty!

Its a building of amazing beauty!In the centre of town,close by to the Gallery Lafayette!A place that one must visit,both outside and inside.There is also a restaurant there.Its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Its a building of amazing beauty!In the centre of town,close by to the Gallery Lafayette!A place that one must visit,both outside and inside.There is also a restaurant there.Its an exceptional work of art!If there chance buy tickets for an opera!We couldnt,as they were sold out for the time we were there.maybe next time,we will book up front.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The architecture of this building is a wonder to behold - you will gasp at every turn. The auditorium is equally beautiful, and I only wish I had been able to see a performance there. Opera nerds: the library here has a marvellous exhibition of miniature set designs from historic productions, and the gift shop if full of opera on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A must in Paris for culture and beauty. Nothing to be disliked about this place! It s just beautiful from a to z

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Whats the best in Palais Garnier its the plafon of Marc Chagall that you can see during the show inside. You should check schedule and find some ballet/opera. In the same day the tickest for the show starts for 10 euro, so you can enjoy the building AND the opera and the price will be basixly the same.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Well, if you don't happen to have to tickets to a night at the opera, then this magnificent building is still worthy of a visit just to be able to take in its grandeur. Sydney Opera House it is not! Such was the architectural beauty of this building that a failed student of architecture made a conducted tour of this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I had looked forward to this tour (the after hours tour) as I am a docent at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The Garnier tour started with being herded in a small space with about 100 people. When announcements were finally made there were nearly inaudible, but I finally found my way (with little help from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit for anyone who enjoys opera and music. Decor is great and seats are comfortable. Wonderful building, superb evening. Made our stay in Paris seem very special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As modern opera houses go, this one suffices as well as any other; it is conveniently close to the metro. The opera Rusalka, by Dvorak, well, let's say it is not really popular, and one can understand why by sitting through it once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Exhuberant arquitecture and deco. Why to call it an Opera when it is more a palace? Do not forget to admire the amazing cealing painted by Chagall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and go and visit, make sure you pay for the audio guide, many times I saw others walking straight past amazing details that I am sure I would have missed if they weren't pointed out in the guide. It is the most wonderfully beautiful building I have ever seen and I hope to visit again next... 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.