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