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“Oppulent Opera” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France (Opera / Bourse)
01 58 05 49 42
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Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts
Ranked #6 of 1,121 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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“Oppulent Opera”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We loved visiting the Palais Garnier...it is very beautiful and is in the heart of Paris!! We watched as they constructed a stage set, viewed magnificent costumes and toured rooms of amazing oppulence!!

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful foyer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The foyer, stairs, and the outside design of the building are beautiful. Seats, not so comfortable. I saw La Sylphide, the ballet, it was absolutely beautiful. Try and catch a performance here if you can! The whole night was an amazing experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing structure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We loved the Opera. It is an astounding piece of architecture, and well worth the visit. We did not see a show -- just the tour.

Visited August 2013
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“Must see -- especially for opera lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If nothing else the HUGE Chagall painting on the ceiling of the main hall rotunda is impressive. Get a feel for what it might have been like to be an aristocrat in Paris in the Mid 1800s.

Visited August 2013
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“Leaves a lasting impression!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We opted to see a performance on Christmas Eve and it was quite the experience. The architecture and details are spectacular. Seeing a performance gives you another perspective of the opera house. We enjoyed the macaroons and some champagne in the concession area. The displayed costumes around the inside of the opera house are also interesting to observe. We arrived early to allow us time to explore. We preferred to experience a performance instead of a tour and recommend to do so if you enjoy the arts.

Visited December 2012
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