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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 692 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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Hamburg, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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

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Great Falls, Va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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

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Kentucky
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took a guided group tour with Rita. The history, knowledge, and humor our guide Rita used was totally enthralling. If you are a Phantom of the opera fan you must take this tour. The Chagall ceiling and other art work is worth the price of admission, plus the history and access into the theatre is great. I would recommend... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It was veerryyy goood i was fascinated in every corner i just wish someone could guide inside and assist .

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The english tour here is a must do for anyone visiting Paris. It's fun, informative and the building itself is just amazingly beautiful.

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Chenonceaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've always wanted to see the inside of the Opera Garnier and I wasn't disappointed a must when visiting Paris

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This Opera house is beautiful. The architecture outside and inside breathes music! This was a highlight of our visit to Paris. The auditorium is sumptuous with red velvet and gold leaf everywhere. Look at the roof, the artwork is marvellous. Try to see it unlit first and wait for the lights to be turned up. What a surprise awaits you!... More

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Bury St Edmunds
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

brilliant value tour- only 1 euro more than a walk in self tour- opportunity to get into the auditorium, private box and the wonderful public areas.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

A must see on any trip to Paris. Stunning from the outside, but more stunning inside. We were fortunate to attend a production at the Opera and it was a highlight on our visit.

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