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“Delightfully Decadent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Ranked #7 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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“Delightfully Decadent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

The elegant interior of the Palais matches that of its' exquisite exterior! The guided tour was very helpful in focusing on details that one might miss otherwise. (About an hour and a half with an English speaking guide )Kudos to the architect and all the talented craftspeople who poured their talents into this glorious showcase for the art of dance. Too bad we did not see a performance but did catch a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress. Had about an hour after the tour to continue to wander through the hall, taking in a costume exhibit displayed in the corridors.
If you have a dancer in the family, don't miss the opportunity to visit the gift shop which is filled with terrific things every dancer would want, from books and cd's to Pointe shoes.

Visited March 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I've seen this impressive building of the old opera in Paris many times but never visit inside untill now.
It's a really impressive and magnificent inside with lots of frescoed ceilings.
Quite luxurious visit to the past, worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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“Probably the best paid visitor attration in Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

This building is fantastic both in and out ,well worth the 350 million dollar value (estimate to rebuild) Advice is you must take the guided tour as this explains a lot of the history and explains an awfull lot.Stairways are a wonder of the world visitor wise.Dont miss this.
Also go to Galleries Lafayette across the roadwhilst you are in that area.

Visited March 2013
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Brasilia, DF
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“Beautiful Opera House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

The Opera of Paris. Scenario of The Phanton of the Opera. The whole building is amazing, from the entrance to the stairs and each chair. Remember that box nº 5 shall be kept empty for the Phantom.

Visited March 2013
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“Worth of visiting very much”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

We went to Stravinsky's Rake's progress. I can not say I like Stravinsky very much, neither did my husband but even him liked the shaw! The interior is unspeakable, the shaw is very professional, ours was very modern, voices are very good. and If you are in Paris and even if you are not an opera fun, you nevertheless should come to Opera Garnier at least to feel the air of this gorgeous place.

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