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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris

By: Cultival
Highlights
  • Go in-depth at Opera Garnier with commentary from an official guide
  • Headsets provided so you can hear your guide in the cavernous spaces
  • Free time to explore independently after the tour
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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
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Opera Garnier tour with an English-speaking guide. Departs at 11:00am
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Overview

Learn the ins and outs of Paris’ Opera Garnier on this guided walking tour that covers all of the highlights. As you walk, listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the building and its neo-baroque architecture. Visit the auditorium, the Member's Rotunda, the Grand Escalier, and the Grand Foyer of one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Plus, enjoy free time to explore on your own after your tour.

What to Expect
Make your way to Paris' Opera Garnier, where you’ll meet your guide and group. Listen to your guide talk about the Charles Garnier–designed building, one of the largest and most opulent opera houses in Europe.

Step carefully over the inlaid mosaic floor of the Member's Rotunda, and then snap photos of the main staircase (Grand Escalier), covered with bronze friezes of Greek gods and goddesses. Hear about how Opera Garnier inspired the setting for Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera (and, later, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber).

Visit the impressive auditorium, and see the Grand Foyer, where patrons take a break between acts. Learn about Garnier's inspiration and his goals to make the building look like a typical French chateau. Afterward, you you can continue to explore on your own.

Upgrade your tour to visit the theater after hours, which means less crowds and a more intimate atmosphere.
Reviews (678)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great visit!

I really enjoyed this tour. We picked up our tickets early then came back. I would advise arriving early as it seems a little chaotic with bag searches and queuing for tickets. Our tour started late. The ear piece is very neat, small and clever....More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you opinion. We are delighted that you have appreciated this visit. have a good day Reagrds Cultival team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don’t Miss This Gem!!

I hesitated to visit the Paris Opera House as I am not a lover of opera..... well, I was SO GLAD that I went! We arrived around 10:00 am and there were a few people ahead of us. Many people chose the guided tour. We...More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you opinion. We are delighted that you have appreciated this visit. have a good day Reagrds Cultival team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Magnificent Opera House!

The English-language tour we took of the Opera Garnier was one of the highlights of our recent first trip to Paris. Such opulence and history! Of course the standout is the magnificent ceiling painted by Marc Chagall. Don't miss it! Tip: purchase tickets ahead of...More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you opinion. We are delighted that you have appreciated this visit. have a good day Reagrds Cultival team

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile
Stunning, stunning place... the heart of parisian culture

The tour was a revelation. Right from its inception to its construction to the iconic performances, we learnt so much from our guide Liudmila! She shared anecdotes about the who's who of the era, and pointed out the corners and nooks of importance which most...More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you opinion. We are delighted that you have appreciated this visit. have a good day Reagrds Cultival team

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Touring Opera Garnier

Our Dutch tour guide was a master at drawing us into her narration and putting things into historical context. Her narration included all perspectives— from the aristocrats’ perspective, Garnier’s perspective, to the workmens’ perspective, as well as people who couldn’t afford to go to the...More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear customer, Thank you so much for you opinion. We are delighted that you have appreciated this visit. have a good day Reagrds Cultival team

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abinaew
28 July 2018|
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Response from Joke060 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I forgot to mention the tours go for two hours!
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Alexa C
3 June 2018|
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Response from Joke060 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I’m not entirely sure? Probably less peopl. The tour however takes you I to the auditorium that is not available on a regular ticket which is a definite bonus!
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