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“Beautiful Exterior”

Opera Bastille - Opera National de Paris
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$426.06*
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Paris Day Trip from London Including Visit to Versailles
Ranked #91 of 1,179 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This sleek auditorium, opened in 1989, is the site of ballet and opera performances.
Reviewed January 19, 2014

This structure got my attention from a distant. I had to see this building and i must say it was worth the walk to.

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

While it is now the home to the opera in Paris, it feels like it has lost the charm that an opera house in Paris should have. Too big and at a massive round about it is not really a photo opportunity in Paris. visit only if you are going to a show, but then have deep pockets.

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

People always admire extreme beauty of palais garnier and its brilliant performances. True. However, you can simply enjoy a great evening while attending an opera, orchestra or ballet show in opera bastille. The ticket prices are moderate and usually affordable, the seats have good views to the main stage(they are a little bit uncomfortable though) and during the show you are completely surrounded by the sound around you. Staffs are very helpful and kind and they speak English very well. I am completely satisfied with my experience visiting this place and recommend it to others.

Thank EhsanYP
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

What to say about Paris Opera houses that has not been said already?!

Having visited the Palais Garnier the previous evening to see La Clemenza di Tito, and also having never visited the Opera Bastille, I was keen to catch I Puritani at the Bastille.

Bastille pros:

- Spacious, comfortable seating, with excellent sight lines.

Bastille cons:

- It's a functional, modern space, without the gorgeous baroque architecture of the Garnier. That said, you get to avoid the Garnier's Chagall ceiling! (which many feel to be an acquired taste...)

Acoustics? Personally, I was happy with what I heard. My more-difficult-to-please companion professed to detecting an artificial quality in the sound. There certainly appeared to be microphones in the orchestra pit, so presumably there was some acoustic tinkering going-on - but they all tinker to some degree, don't they??!

Thank stxmld
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We paid dearly through a third party dealer for tickets to the ballet. We saw sleeping beauty on the 29th. It was worth every euro. This is an experience not to be missed. The building itself is underwhelming however once the lights go down who cares. The acoustics are excellent. The performance was grand!
If you're in Paris and can take in a show do it. It will be a memory to cherish... Bravo

Thank exptravelor
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