Palais Garnier

Palais Garnier, Paris: Address, Phone Number, Palais Garnier Reviews: 4.5/5

Palais Garnier
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ7,980 contributions
I was lucky enough to get the last spot on the English tour -- even though I booked online weeks in advance. So fortunate to see this exquisite building in person! Built by Napoleon III, it opened in 1875. Every inch is a masterpiece and a feast for your eyes. Grand Staircase is white Carrara marble. Chandelier weighs 8 tons and has 340 lights. The Grand Foyer rivals Versailles. The Auditorium has 5 tiers of red velvet and gold leaf. The new ceiling by Marc Chagall was added in 1964. Now used primarily for dance performances. Most opera performances are now held in the newer, larger Opera Bastille. If you have an opportunity to visit this venue, take it!!!!
Written August 12, 2022
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Marnietot
Ireland5 contributions
Friends
We took the English language guided tour with Rita and it was an excellent guided tour of a beautiful building. Rita was well prepared and had excellent background knowledge of the building and its history. She made the tour interesting, engaging and humorous for everyone on the tour! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris!
Written August 8, 2022
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Madeleine T
5 contributions
Solo
Le Opera de Garnier is my absolute favorite place in the world! The astounding beauty of the theater is breathtaking. And the magic of the romantic tragedy of the Phantom of the Opera can be felt throughout your exploration of this heavenly palace.

However, you are unable to visit the cellars of the Opera and try as you may, you will not find a way down. Although this may be disappointing to the diehard fans, it is still absolutely worth it and you can even touch the door to box 5, which is oh so special!

Absolutely enjoy your time there💕
Written August 7, 2022
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1Johnny1
Newark, DE68 contributions
It was a hot day but well worth the wait in line.
This place is beautiful.
So ornate.
The pictures you see do not do it justice.
Written August 7, 2022
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Tony H
5 contributions
very helpful staff and good access throughout, stayed longer than planned and really enjoyed it more than i thought i would!
Written August 6, 2022
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J P
9 contributions
Gorgeous, opulent interior and very affordable ticket price. Doesn't take too long to see everything, but I spent extra time taking lots of photos. One of my favorite experiences of my Paris visit!
Written July 25, 2022
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Ingsana40
Sydney, Australia157 contributions
Family
3 daughters all dancers and performers in their own way. Encouraged them to visit this place from an arts interest and architectural splendour in the outside Wait until you go inside and take in the beautiful palais garnier Wonderful way to walk around take lots of Insta worthy photos and take in the history and ambience of this fine establishment
Written July 25, 2022
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Matthew M
United States1 contribution
Solo
RITA was « formidable » on my English-language guided tour. She was patient with technical issues, ensured the tour’s content was relevant and relatable to everyone (especially kids) and didn’t miss a beat presenting information in a humorous, informative and creative way. Rita is phenomenal, and I give her my highest recommendation for guided tours of the Palais Garnier.
Written July 24, 2022
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Conlee G
3 contributions
Solo
It was a great experience and my tour guide was amazing! Her name is Retia, and she was so sweet and gave a fun tour. Guided tours allow you to sit in the theater when otherwise you would be unable to.
Written July 24, 2022
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SE K
3 contributions
Family
Book a guided tour in advance in order to enjoy this outstanding piece of architecture and art. One of a kind building. Not close to anything you have seen.
Written July 21, 2022
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Palais Garnier admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $13.10, while a popular guided tour starts around $6.00 per person. See all 99 Palais Garnier tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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