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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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This building is amazing and well worth a visit even if you aren't lucky enough to see a production. The whole place is incredible not just the auditorium. I was amazed at the... read more

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This building is amazing and well worth a visit even if you aren't lucky enough to see a production. The whole place is incredible not just the auditorium. I was amazed at the size of the stage and the backstage facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wrote a paper on the opera house when I was in college. It was amazing to see the actual building. Beautiful beyond words!

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My husband and I were on tour with other seniors from the MS AMADEUS on our way to Normandy. This was one of our stops and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Lots of picture opportunities. We did not have a chance to attend or tour the opera but we took many memory pictures both from land and from the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As the title suggests I am a huge Phantom of the Opera Phan and our first stop on our honeymoon was to the opera Garnier. From the moment you see the building appear around the corner you are in absolute awe of the place! The architecture is magnificent from every side of the building and its is incredibly dramatic and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did the Palais Garnier tour and really enjoyed it. The architecture is beautiful and our tour guide pointed out lots of interesting features and explained the culture of the time it was built in great detail. Would have been nice to have a bit more background on the architect/who commissioned the building/etc but overall a good tour and definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would never imagine from the outside the architecture treasures to be found in Paris Opera Garnier, built by famous 19th century architect Garnier. The grand stairways and beautiful Golden galleries and paintings in the ceilings are nearly as beautiful as Versailles Sun-King (Louis XIV) gallery ! Just amazing. It is a MUST of your Paris visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family of 4 (age 56 to 10) all voted this as one of our favorites in Paris. It's absolutely beautiful, has fascinating history, and great audio tour that smoothly directly you (and other visitors) around the palace and share plenty of interesting facts (even for someone who isn't an opera fan, but not too much) along the way. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just go there ,its so gorgeous you will not believe your eyes :-)It felt that we were in a fairy tale ! Chandeliers and painted ceilings were something magical ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The grand staircase and surrounding balconies are beautiful, designed to showcase the Parisians at their best. And of course it was home to the Phantom. The performance hall is stunning as are the anterooms for the intermissions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is well worth a stop here. I suggest getting tickets in advance so you do not have to wait in any lines. If I had it to do over again, I would try to follow one of the tour groups rather than just meandering which is what my family and I did. I feel like we probably missed something.... More 

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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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