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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

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Address: 8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 58 05 49 42
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

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Truly one of the highlights in Paris

The tour price is inexpensive and the audio guide (IPAD) is very helpful. The entire opera hall is really gorgeous in sense of the imagination.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Algonquin, Illinois

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Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour price is inexpensive and the audio guide (IPAD) is very helpful. The entire opera hall is really gorgeous in sense of the imagination.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The "old" opera house in Paris is fabulous. It appears to be gilded in gold. It is a great building to visit in Paris.

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Thank Tom152015
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Paris a half dozen times, but finally took the inside tour of this amazing building that looks 1,000 years old, but is only 150 or so. Best to take a tour given by one of the independent companies (90 minutes long) so that you see everything, and the explanations are helpful too. Think Versailles.

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Thank Richard M
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture and decorations are awe inspiring, it would be amazing to see a performance. You do not get access to see behind the scenes or the stage area which is a shame.

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Thank sunseekerCoDurham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must do. Absolutely gorgeous. No words can describe how every inch of this building is art.

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Garnier Opera is the creme de la creme of perfection. The operas I have seen there have made me feel on top of the World. The ambiance is unique; there is carved marble everywhere and gold as if King Midas have been touching it all. This is still where music is celebrated as the most important of art forms... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Opera House is beautiful at night.We stayed in the hotel across the street and enjoyed cocktails at the ousted cafe in the evenings. The cafe is open to all and has lovely food as well as a great view and people watching

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth visiting, we stayed at the Intercontinental across the road so that we could have breakfast in the morning looking at it from our room.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Centrally located, inexpensive and beautiful. Went in the morning and only saw a few people as we wandered the halls. Masterfully built and maintained. Some spaces were closed for various reasons but didn't inhibit the visit. Cheaper if you are under 25.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This building is so stunning inside. I didn't want to stop taking pictures, it's that beautiful. Entry fee is not too expensive, and there are guides if you wish. I would love to go see a show here one day, I imagine it's an amazing experience.

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The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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