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“Over the top grandeur”

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
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Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
Saratoga, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Over the top grandeur”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

It's hard to describe how sumptuous the interior is. From the statuary to the carvings to the history of the opera itself. Simply marvelous. We could have spent the entire day there.

Visited September 2012
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Lockport, NY
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“Self tour is OK, guided tour is better”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Lovely building, great for Phantom buffs, the guided tour puts you in a much better location to enjoy the building, with the solo tour you can't actually enter the theater area, except for a tiny photo op area.

Visited October 2012
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Monpazier, France
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“A grand occasion”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The performance I attended at Palais Garnier was exceptional. The venue is stunning, although I have some reservations about Marc Chagal's ceiling dome. Palais Garnier offers opera at its best with areal sense of occasion.

Visited August 2012
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westchester, ny
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“Opera and Lafayette”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

You must visit the beautiful Opera and across the street they have the Lafayette and Printemps department stores. Similar to Harrods in London and Macy's in New York. Beautiful glass ceiling and there is also an observation deck with in the store that gives great views of Paris

Visited October 2012
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“A "Must see!"”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a "must see" for anyone who enjoys beautiful architecture and design. The lobby is exquisite. Despite the crowds, the painted ceilings and archways were breathtaking. The area around there is also great shopping. We had lunch at the Royal Cafe..which was also very good.

Visited October 2012
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