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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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Opera Garnier tour with an English-speaking guide. Departs at 2:30pm
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Opera Garnier tour with an English-speaking guide. Departs at 11:30am
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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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing

Thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Opera House, if you are planning a trip to Paris you must put this on your list of places to visit.

Thank Sandra E
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review, we are glad you've spent a great time. Regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What an embarassment !!

Not finding the time to include a visit to the Opera Garnier almost every time we find ourselves in Paris , my wife and I decided to make an online reservation for a 90min guided tour at the beginning of August to compensate for this...More

5  Thank dan t
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We apologize for this inconvenience, we are welcoming many customers during summer, that why we asked you to be present 30 minutes before the tour. Hopefully you will enjoy the tour. Regards Cultival team

Reviewed 14 August 2018
15 out of 5 Stars!!!!

Our tour guide was Rita de Cloe. She came in on her day off and, for me, it was worth every second. She was informative, engaging, kind, and hilarious. I wish I could bottle her up and have her explain every part of France and...More

2  Thank Ben E
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear Ben, Thank you very much for your comment. We are pleased that you could enjoy our tour and the magnificience of the Opera House. We hope to see you soon for one of our other tours. Best Regards, Cultival Team

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile
Worth booking the tour

The tour itself was very good. The guide gave us lots of interesting information and facts. With the tour you are allowed down onto the floor to sit and take pictures and ask questions. My only complaint was that trying to enter the building and...More

2  Thank Lyndsay S
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your comment. We are pleased that you could enjoy our tour and the magnificience of the Opera House. We hope to see you soon for one of our other tours. Best Regards, Cultival Team

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Must visit!!!

I booked this tour since it was close to my hotel and we had some time before leaving Paris. I was a welcome surprise and now I would recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. The ballroom is much better than the mirror room in Versalles....More

Thank Madol78
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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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