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Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

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Address: 8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.

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One of the best things to do in Paris

This simply stunning theatre is a treat for all! We did the guided tour with Rita who was comic, knowledgable and well worth the money. We got to sit inside the Auditorium: anyone... read more

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This simply stunning theatre is a treat for all! We did the guided tour with Rita who was comic, knowledgable and well worth the money. We got to sit inside the Auditorium: anyone can you see into it, but you only get to sit in it on a tour. Rita also didn't shy away from the Phantom legends but put... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It´s so beloved to me. It makes me feel really in Paris when I visit Palais Garnier and all the stories behind it! The interior is sublime and the ballet spectacle we attended was so nice

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The theatre itself is really splendid - the service, beautiful and well-located cloakrooms, beautifully decorated interior - the place is truly legendary. As regarding the show "Tree of Codes", I was amazed by the modern dancing style, well-composed music by the XX leading singer, and innovative modern decorations presented at the show. But I do not recommend the show to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a fascinating afternoon here on a Cultival pre-booked guided tour. Magnificent building and guide provided a lot of detail regarding the construction, design and architecture of the building which we would have missed on our own!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the English guided tour of the opera house, with a witty and insightful guide who brought the venue alive. Though this, in addition to learning about the venue and the architecture, we were able to gain insight into the role the venue played in Parisian society at the time. Intriguing! The grand staircase is spectacular. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time here, always amazed with the building architecture. Gorgeous beautiful statues sculptures around the building. Do check out ( find a way ) if there is any performance going on during your visit as it will be closed for visitor if there is performance.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I originally didn't realize you could tour the Opera House, and unfortunately purchasing tickets to a show was not in the budget or timeline. I was pleasantly surprised to discover you could visit and explore the building during the day. We visited on New Year's Eve, and many sections were closed due to decorating for that evenings festivities, but that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far my favourite place in Paris. The inside of the Opera will leave you speechless and definitely wishing for more. It has such gorgeous rooms, unique in style and unparalleled in beauty. And if you get to see a show, that is only one more perk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must-see attraction. The National Opera building, the Palais Garnier, is the very definition of opulent. It has to be seen to be believed. It is the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera story, elements of which are based on facts. We took the 11:00am guided tour in English (there is also one at 3:00pm) and got... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you've never seen it you should. You're in Paris so don't cheap-out. It cost my daughter and I 30 Euro to see the Opera on a self-guided tour with a audio guide. There is the Chagall ceiling which oddly doesn't seem to fit the rest of the decor. And the history of "The Phantom of the Opera" thing. Of... More 

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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 another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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