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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 764 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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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This building is definitely worth your time to visit while in Paris. It is absolutely beautiful, even without seeing a performance.

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Torquay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place so old world. Worth the money. They have seniors entry fee which is helpful on a budget.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Palais Garnier is a magical architectural site. I particularly like to go there to see Ballet performances. I have discovered that there are also concerts given in one of the small salons. I have not been to any such concerts but I have tickets for the month of November. I try to go to at least one performance when... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful opera house. Spectacular, grand and magnificient. For a small admission fee, you can tour the Palais Garnier.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful building and what a surprise when you get inside. The interior décor is opulent and just stunning. There is plenty to see and while we were there an interesting exhibition was included in the 10 euro ticket. The main auditorium looks much like any other theatre until you look up and see the Chagall ceiling and central... More

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Guayama, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite stops in Paris. Oppulence, grandeur and majesticness are adjectves that can't fully describe how impressive the architecture in this building is. A feast for your eyes with murals, gold leaf galore, chandelliers and sculptures everywhere you look.

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Magnificent beaux-arts theater which features in Gaston Leroux's "Phantom of the Opera". The "phantom's box" still exits as does the lake underneath (out of bounds unfortunately). o, and the nefarious chandelier too (which actually had killed someone)! The auditorium's ceiling painting by Chagall alone is worth the visit. The other rooms in the building are also beautifully designed. Several other... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The opera is beautiful, and with the audio guide you can learn a lot about the histories and details about the architectures about it. As it is a working opera and not a museum, it closes relatively early, go earlier or you may not be able to finish the tour.

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Corbeil-Essonnes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was really impressed by this place. I only went there to visit the palais (not for a concert), and I will recommend everyone who comes to Paris to include it in there schedule. Be aware that visits are often unavailable because of the performances so check online the dates and hour to avoid disappointment. The building is absolutely beautiful,... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not an Opera fan this is the experience of a lifetime, We took the self guided tour with (tricky to operate) audio-guide. The sights are beyond description and to appreciate the Opera was to be a social occasion as the finest of the City would be as much of the show as the Opera's musical artistes.... More

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