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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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The best place in central Paris

This is absolutely amazing and even in a smaller way rivals Versailles for stunning decoration. Easy access by Metro or the Open City bus tour then pop round the corner to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A fantastic insight into to a past life. The tour guide was very informative and the building absolutely fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely amazing and even in a smaller way rivals Versailles for stunning decoration. Easy access by Metro or the Open City bus tour then pop round the corner to Galleries Lafayette for lunch on the top floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to 2 ballets which were awesome. The quality of performances in a historic and stunning venue is over the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The most notorious of the Paris Operas, not just because the building itself, is a 19th century classic (google the questionable commissioning to the rather unknown Ms. Garnier) but also add Marc Chagall' s fantastic creatures and motifs painted on the main hall' s ceiling. You could take a tour, at day time, for a few euros. For a really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Paris several times but always bypassed seeing the National Opera. On our last day in Paris it rained so we decided to sight see the National Opera. I have to say this is a beautiful building with all the old charm with chandeliers galore. This is a fully functioning opera house but open to the public for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

this is another place you can go to and see beautiful and opulent rooms. We were able to wander around at our own pace which I very much enjoyed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting the old Opera for a self-guided tour was a very nice surprise. The line outside just before opening was long, but we decided to stay anyway, which turned out to be the right choice, since the line was quickly gone and once inside there was no sense of a crowd at all. You get to see most of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Impressive building with above average audio tour. Takes about 1-2 hours to do. Shows how the French feel about the arts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Paris 4 times now and always wanted to visit Opera Garnier but didn't manage to go. I made sure I went this time and all I can say is WOW! It was beyond the wow factor. It was simply gorgeous. I also had the audio guide being the first time I've been, and well...I thought it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The building is amazing. Must see!! Also by night the lighting on the building really enhances some of it's beauty that doesn't show strongly by day. Absolutely worth seeing

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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.
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