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This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
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8 Rue Scribe | Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Opéra / Bourse
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is absolutely a must see visit in Paris even ahead of Versailles and Lourve.The inside is absolutely breathtaking and transports you to another world .We took 11 Euro ticket .But we could only see the auditorium from outside .My sister who took a guided...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Palais Garnier, probably the most beautiful opera building. Always good performances. A lot of seats have limited view, so watch out when you buy your ticket to avoid a disappointment.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

When you go to Paris. This is one place not to miss. The Oppulence of this beautiful place is mind blowing

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the main attractions in the whole country. Just breathtaking. Wonderful architecture in and out. Worth the guided tour but, better still, buy some tickets for the balletconcerts there. A wonder!

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Planning to tour the Opera house, especially to see the Chagall ceiling, I saw tickets are on sale for the ballet. What a treat...a grand dame theater, and a full orchestra, with a marvelous ballet. Gorgeous setting and well worth the price of admission.

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 2 days ago

A while since been there and first time taking a guided tour. The guide was first class, humourous, knowledgeable and friendly. Just a superb building to look around.

Thank G0rdL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow, what a beautiful space. I spent about an hour doing a self-guided tour and was very impressed with the architecture and the details. I would love an opportunity to see an opera performance. If the website says it is closing at 7, subtract 1.5...More

Thank DoubleD1969
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was a guided with an English speaking guide. Rita, from the Netherlands, was an exceptional guide - she had great information, a sense of humor and a constant concern that all questions were asked and answered. The history of the building's development was...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a very fun time visiting the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest a few years ago so this seemed like a natural choice in Paris. We weren't disappointed. Every aspect of the building is so grand and elegant (even bordering over-the-top but what...More

Thank 636darylk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This magnificent building,a treasure in itself, both on the outside and inside, was inaugurated in 1875, according to the "Napoleonic Imperial style". It is decorated in combinations of columns and staircases in different colors of marble, large chandelier in the auditorium, mirrors, among others. As...More

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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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salmataghian
November 5, 2018|
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe you can enter at any time-but I would recommend getting there before it opens at 10-get a croissant and coffee and line up at 9:30am if you can. Your ability to walk through this glorious building without a... More
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simonrubin
September 22, 2018|
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Response from bklynbubba | Reviewed this property |
There is no longer a dress code, but it's the opera! Make an event out of it!
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Jen U
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Scenic70291 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, absolutely
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