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Opera district

Between the Louvre and boulevards Haussmann, Montmartre, Poissonniere and Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
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Ranked #170 of 732 attractions in Paris
Type: Neighborhoods
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Grafenwohr, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The opera house is really nice from the outside and the architecture style is followed by the surrounding buildings so it blends in really nicely. There is a large shopping center around the opera house and there are many restaraunts with great food as well. When I was in the area there were musicians playing in front of the opera... More

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Oxfordshire
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great location! Loads to do & see within walking distance. Fabulous if you have unlimited shopping funds (sadly we didn't!)

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Milan, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The Opera building is artistically amazing, the area is full of shops and people. Pretty nice location and sometimes you can see the students of the music academy playing outside the building.

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Bristol UK
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6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The exterior is stunning but the exterior is magnificent . You must do this tour . We found the grand gallery to be mire spectacular than the hall of mirrors in Versailles. Though there was no operatic performance when we visited the ambiance was superb . Wish I had visited this masterpiece on previous visits to Paris

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Opera Quarter is just north of Tuilleries Quarter. This district has a few points of interest for visitors and famous department store shops as well. Important attractions in this area include La Madeleine church, which is dedicated to Mary Magdalene and is easily recognisable with its Corinthian columns, which encircle the church building. The other famous attraction in the... More

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The Steamy Middle East
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you start going north-east from the center of the map on this page, you'll find yourself in the Sentier area. There you will find the wholesale garment district of Paris (though most of the designer and other shops have hand-written signs saying "No Retail"), streets sprinkled with the weirdest and most hideous-looking prostitutes in the Universe, and some good... More

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Paris, France
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295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

And at Christmas time a wonderful place just to wander and see the lights. You will eventually reach the major stores where the lights are a major highlight of a December trip to Paris.

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Fords, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The higher brow area. Lovely to walk about in, people watch and do a bit of banking. Sit and have one of those little black coffees. Chase Manhattan bank has a branch there. If you look, you can also find the American Express office. You are just a block away from Galeries Lafayette. It is safe to stroll around if... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

While l'Opéra Garnier is one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Paris, and the assortment of fine stores in this area beckon to every potential customer walking along, perhaps the most important recommendation for this district is a timely reminder to keep your wits about you when seemingly innocuous youth who are all ready to quiz you just... More

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Sapporo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

When I head to the Opera, I encountered three girls who usually commit pickpocketing while request false petition. Luckily I warded it off, but one of them spit on me. She has a rather dark skin and long hair:her role is ask for a sign having a paper. Pay Attention to them !

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