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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 753 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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Madrid, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Palais Garnier (Opera National de Paris) constructed by Charles Garnier (inaugurated on Jan. 05, 1875) and ordered to be constructed by Napoleon III in the III Republic. The Opera Theater is extraordinary, richly decorated and it's construction was supervised by Baron Haussmann. L' Opera National de Paris is a must to pay a visit and if possible check their... More

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Dijon, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The majesty of this place is amazing, walking through it's halls you feel as if you could have travelled back in time. It is great to have a guided tour though this time I did do it myself. I HIGHLY recommend going to see a show at least once in your life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When I come back to Paris I will time it so I can see a performance in the totally over the top, intricately decorated and designed building. I took the self guided tour with my headset and pack and I am glad I did as I learnt a lot about the building and it's history. There is a lot to... More

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Loved every single thing about the exquisite Opera Garnier. Probably my favourite building we visited. Plan to return to Paris in future just for the pleasure of attending an Opera there. Thought it was much better in real life than the pics I saw online.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It was 1st thing to do in my list while in Paris.For me it was ok nothing special maybe coz I have seen better building than this.Must be interestibg for people who r nterested in opera ir ballet.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Hard to imagine the wealth and craftsmanship going into the paneling and ceilings and overall decor. fantastic Chagall mural on ceiling. Beautiful inside. However the highlight was going outside on the balcony and enjoying the music of Italian busker Youri Menna playing to the crowd below seated on the opera steps. He s got a good voice and an inclusive... More

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Oakton, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's weird how they let you tour - you need to be there at a certain time - even for a self tour. As I did not want to wait 30 minutes, I paid 10E for a 30 minute self tour - which was more than enough time. The architectural and artistic aspects of the Opera House are beautiful. I... More

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Le Pecq, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Nice that Opera Garnier finally opened so as to have a nice place to take a drink before the opera! Enjoy a modern atmosphere, well prepared drinks, but don't expect the service to be too friendly...

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Hong Kong, China
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is my second visit after 12 years. The technology helps the tour a lot. Their ipad mini touring is very informative and very easy to use (my 7-year-old girl loves that). The architecture and deco are breathtaking, particularly the theatre. And the stories behind, including the mysterious BOX 5 from the musical The Phantom of the Opera make the... More

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Since my daughter and I are both fans of The Phantom of the Opera, we loved touring the building that inspired the story. Absolutely enchanting. Not as many tourists as other Paris sites. Beautiful and elegant, a perfect retreat from the crowded streets.

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