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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
Contact
8 Rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
Website
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I found the exhibit on the Opera at the Musee d’Orsay to be more interesting than the tour of the Opera itself. The exhibit at the museum revealed the behind-the-scenes technology, while the visit to the Opera is more to experience the splendor of the...More

Thank Connecticut2003
Reviewed yesterday

We cant go to Paris without visiting the Opera! WE are HUGE phantom of the opera fans and it takes my breath away every time I walk in and see that staircase! Masquerade! And that chandelier! The architecture is stunning Do not miss. Metro lines...More

Thank 149LOrreine
Reviewed yesterday

The Opera is a place we have walked & driven past many times and never ventured inside. All i can say is WOW! A must visit. This has to be the most beautiful Opera house in the world. From the planning of the street view...More

Thank pennyl20
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get in and see the staircases, the lighting, the seating tiers. There is nothing else like it. And then go across to the Galeries Lafayette Terrass level and view the top of the opera house from there, along with a great view of the Eiffel...More

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Huge phantom fan and spent probably two hours here in awe. The foyer is absolutely remarkable and the theatre is just beautiful. I'd love to come back here one evening to watch an opera. Even bought a mask at the gift shop! Will come back...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impresive space in the main stairs with balconies around it. The galleries also magnificent and the terrace in the front.

Thank Juan G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited almost all the sites in Paris on our many regular visits here . Can’t believe we left the Opera house to last. It’s a must see and definitely in the top 10 for Paris. Generally we don’t do the tours but this...More

Thank sambash
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We toured the Opera on our first full day in Paris and enjoyed our visit. We purchased our tour online, and I was happy we did, because it included a 90 minute tour (English or French options) with an opportunity to sit in theater seats....More

Thank robertmoffett
Reviewed 3 days ago

is one of "your things" (as it is for me), the Palais Garnier is an absolute must - even by Parisian standards where stunning architecture and spectacular interiors seem to be on most every corner.

Thank MetroplexJim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I wanted to see Palais Garnier because we love the Opera and Phantom of the Opera is our favorite. We booked a self guided tour for $13US. The inside is incredible and to see the box dedicated to the Phantom made the...More

Thank MichelleGrenier
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Opera / Bourse
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
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WildgeeseNZ
July 22, 2018|
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Response from Robert M | Reviewed this property |
No. You can simply walk up and buy your ticket same day. We bought our tickets about 10:15 for the 11 A.M. English guided tour.
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Lynda Y
July 2, 2018|
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Response from eli_puszkar | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the other response. In fact, I visited the ópera twice and I did not see a significant number of people in line for show tickets (as opposed to the tickets to visit the building) so my guess is that in... More
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Amit M
June 25, 2018|
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Response from jgill48 | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are from $14. You pay extra for an audio guide. If you get a ParisPass a guided tour is included.
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