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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Address: 8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
Phone Number: 01 58 05 49 42
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Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts
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After-Hours Tour: Opera Garnier in Paris
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Ranked #2 of 636 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Interior is magnificent. Worth the money. 10 or 12E. Entrance is on the left side as you face the building. Small doors. Once inside there are different lines for self guided tour, audio, and guided tour. Look at signs carefully otherwise you will waste time waiting in the wrong line. I did the self guided tour. Architecture and ambiance was... More 

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The guided tour we had was interesting, although a bit disappointing. With others tours I have been on (Venice, Doges Palace& Rome Colosseum) you get to go a bit off the tourist routes and see more of the building. Not here, just more information. I have to say the best bit was whilst we in the auditorium, they were arranging... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This one beautiful building! My friend got the guided audio tour while I just walked around. She said it wasn't totally worth it but it did point out some secret thing like the lizard on the stairs. Definitely worth checking out.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Walked passed the Opera many times and finally been inside twice in one day, it is one of the most stunning buildings I've ever been in, and where else can you get champagne and macaroon during the interval and no queues, the wine is already in the glasses when the first act finishes, if only every thing was so well... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to be able to take the English guided tour. Our guide was excellent and we learned so much about life in Paris at the time and not just the Opera. Garnier built the Opera to accommodate their lifestyle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Went on the 1130 guided tour in English, compliments of the Paris Pass. Tour guide provided very good insights into how the Opera played an important part in the social agenda of high society in historical France. Lots of insights into the architectural brilliance of Garnier who spent much of his lifetime building the Opera.

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Glasgow, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We (2 adults and twin 4 yr olds) visited on a whim after getting bored of our bus tour. An amazingly ornate and stunning interior that I would have loved to have learnt more about. When I return (without kids!) I will be completing the tour. If you do go with children, they might like to practice their Strictly favourites... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We went and saw Hansel and Gretel. The building is stunning and had some of the most beautiful architecture and paintings we had seen. There is an elegance to the building that I didn't see anywhere else during our visit. If you go and choose to see the show the box seats were great but be prepared to see it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful and fun place to visit. I highly recommend taking the tour, as it gives wonderful background stories and history. We had a fabulous twenty-something guide who was also studying opera, so had some fun insights. We went in January, so had no trouble getting a tour at the last-minute. Area around the Opera is fun to... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I have been fortunate to work at Garnier and am still overawed by the architecture and the history of the venue. Walking around the sub-stage where the theatre technicians still use sailing ship ropes and pulley to fly and drop scenery is awe inspiring. Not forgetting Garnier is the fictional location for the Phantom of the Opera book. 10/10 and... More 

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