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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Both the Big and small Palcemare across the street from each other. Many different exhibits happening at different times. Check exhibits before you go. Loved it.

Thank edithroxbury
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative with a mix of information about the building, the era and the performances presented there. The guide did an excellent job, her English was clear and she was very professional.

Thank YRich
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent, and a cool place on a 90 degree day! The English Speaking guide was very good and had a wealth of interesting facts.

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a study in opulence and lavishness. I found it somewhat surprising that the Opera is not as old as some other buildings. Remember to go on a guided tour or rent audio guide. You will need it!

Thank GAnubhuti
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the visit to this Opera Theatre. Would like to go back one day to listen to a concert here,

Thank HMW14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Palaus Garnier is well worth a visit. Not only was the exterior architecture impressive, the inside was spectacular. If you do go, opt for the guided tour ticket (English: 11:00 am and 2:30 pm). At 15.50 euros per person, it's a better bargain than the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated in the center of Paris CBD. Easy access via public transport. No pre booking necessary but your week pass allow acces. Excellent guide and really beautiful interior. Not a long visit required and about two hours is enough.

Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Reviewed 4 days ago

The over-the-top Baroque explosion of the Opera Garnier, which is the oldest opera house in Paris. Stroll down the halls of luxurious house of music. Take in the art and imagine it two hundred years ago, when it was the place to see and to...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved visiting this national treasure. The opera house is breathtaking and the tour guide was wonderful - a wealth of information. Well worth the tour.

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 4 days ago

I could have taken the tour: I had the Paris Pass, but I could not fit it all in: I chose a few places to visit each day and concentrated on those: next time!!!

Thank Susan L
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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Lucinda D
We want to take the tour and also see a ballet . . . we're here now--which tour did you take? I found one online for 8,50 E, but don't know if that's the "real" tour . . . also, seems like no ballets now till July 1 Le Sylphide, but that's sold out till July 14. Daughter is ballerine, and we were hoping to go . . .
June 24, 2017|
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Response from bge24 | Reviewed this property |
I read about the tour on the Cultival web site. Then we waited until we were in Paris and went to the box office in the opera house to sign up for the tour. It cost 15.50 Euros but was well worth it. Our guide was so... More
I am planning on surprising a friend with tickets to a ballet performance. Is there a dress code for performances other than nice slacks/skirt and top? How long before performance should we arrive? I'd like to buy tickets on-line, will they be mailed to me in U.S.? or be Will Call at the box office? Thank you for you help.
June 13, 2017|
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Response from bmgold | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, there were no performances when we were there. We did go inside and looked around. The orchestra was practicing and it was pretty so can only imagine how wonderful it will be. I would dress up.
I will be purchasing tickets for a show at the opera and wanted to know if a separate ticket must be purchased if I actually want to tour the Palais? Thank you for any clarity!
May 5, 2017|
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Response from LondonBeagle | Reviewed this property |
It depends. There are few limitations to wandering around the theatre but without a guide or the audio guide it will be an interesting, but less informed, experience. To get a guide or the audio guide you need a separate... More