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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
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+33 1 58 05 49 42
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Opera Garnier is an iconic site most of us would have seen going to Galeries Lafayette but not many know how beautiful is inside. We got the opportunity to visit is with a guide and it has been a wonderful experience. The place is...More

Thank Rino P
Reviewed yesterday

This is a splendid venue for musical performance. Not too large or too modern, properly ornate to inspire awe, ample public spaces, elevators, adequate food and drinks. It's possible to forgive them for the crowds of gawkers on the steps outside, and for the crazy...More

Thank Charon666
Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a guided tour (available in English). It was brilliant and you learn more than you would have done if you had gone around yourself. I'm not sure you get to go into the main auditorium in the self guided tours either which was...More

Thank Vikki B
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best treasures of Paris and not overwhelmed by visiting tourists. Absolutely breathtaking.

Thank Aída M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We unfortunately arrived during Fashion Week so they had a number of areas shut off to prepare for a fashion show.

Thank scotchjc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although I've been to Paris many times, and have stopped to admire the opera's exterior, I never had a chance to actually go inside until this last visit...I've been in quite a few opera houses around the world, but this one is just amazing. Most...More

Thank theswissmister
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit in Paris. The architecture of the building inside and out is really beautiful. This is not included in the Paris Museum Pass but I don't mind paying an extra euro. Visiting Opera Garnier is worth of your euros

Thank sharon a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the heart of Paris, this building is full of beauty! Palais Garnier is not only a basic opera, the building is a monument on itself. The exterior architecture impressive, the inside is spectacular! Everything from the Grand Stair cases to the light fixtures...More

Thank Floridian_2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

The opulent Opéra de Paris Garnier was designed by Charles Garnier for Emperor Napoleon III. It is the most important symbol of the nineteenth century Second Empire Baroque style. Even though the building has a seating capacity of less than 2,200, the building is one...More

1  Thank Adybeig
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrilling architecture of the grand old style. The audio tour is worth the price even though the directions for the next stop are sometimes a trifle confusing. The ticket purchase process is also a bit bureaucratic but, again, worth the effort.

Thank Arnold E
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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Response from cloe m | Reviewed this property |
Hello Anne it is not mandatory to be very formal but a more elegant outfit is expected from the visitors. It is an event or a special occasion when people go to opera garnier. You don't have to be like at the red carpet just... More
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Response from FVieuk | Reviewed this property |
We went there towards the end of July and it was fine. We did not have to queue to get in, and although there were obviously quite a lot of tourists, it did not feel overcrowded. It was a very enjoyable visit.