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Opera National de Lyon

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Address: 1 Place de la Comedie, 69001, Lyon, France
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+33 4 69 85 54 54
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lyon's internationally renowned opera.

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Great building

This building is was rebuild by Jean Novel, and has a modern interior. The building is mainly in red and black, with metallic stairs outside. It's nice, although it's not very... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2014
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Maia, Portugal
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Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

This building is was rebuild by Jean Novel, and has a modern interior. The building is mainly in red and black, with metallic stairs outside. It's nice, although it's not very spacious.

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Beziers, France
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Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wonderful theatre fantastic concert - interaction between the conductor Ms DiDonato and the audience was just amazing

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

The opportunity of a free inspection of the whole interior was too much to turn down so we waited in line for 45 minutes to go in. Whilst waiting, we could admire the outside which is grand a beautiful, but with a curved glass roof that doesn't quite fit in to the structure. But it all held a great appeal.... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Opera National de Lyon has been built in 1993 and ever since it is one of the must see places of Lyon. Guided visit is highly recommended. The perfect correlation of the ultramodern and classical style is present throughout the entire building in and out. The cafe- restaurant is well worth the visit itself.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Located in a lovely wide square with decorative fountains (Place Louis Pradel) adjacent to Place des Terreaux and adjoining the Town Hall, Jean Novel’s Opera House serves as a wonderful resource and attraction even when nothing is on there. Its bar and café in the arcade in front of the main entrance is a favorite watering hole for the Lyonais.... More 

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Reviewed April 26, 2012

A first theater was built here by Soufflot during the 18th century. Nevertheless, the theatre soon became too small and the architects Chenavard and Pollet rebuilt a brand new one in a neo-classical style in 1830. At the beginning of 1980s, out of age and not meeting the needs any more, the Opera had to be renewed. A competition for... More 

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Lyon, France
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Beautiful architecture, good accoustic. D'ont miss "Le cafe des muses " where you can have a meal at the top, surrounding the the city

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Reviewed September 2, 2010

We had a guided tour around this theatre as part of a 'french exchange' programme and I have to say it was a marvellous building architecturally, especially from the dance studio where the glass windows gave stunning panoramic views of the city. Worth a visit!

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