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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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8 Rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
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8 Rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I visited with our friends from the theatre we work at, and walking into THE auditorium that inspired Phantom of the Opera was amazing. The architecture is more inspiring than Versailles in my opinion (it was also inspired by Versailles, so they...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed yesterday

We went here on a hop on hop off tour, and I am so glad we made the stop. This was hands down the most breathtakingly beautiful place I have ever visited. I wish we would have been able to see a show here, but...More

Thank wisgirl01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Opera is not for everyone, but, this must not be missed. You can visit on your own, however, i would recommend taking a tour, as you miss the history surrounding this spectacular theatre not to mention the enormous crystal chandelier.

Thank SandyM053
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You don't have to be an opera buff to enjoy the Palais Garnier. Take a tour or go at your own pace as we did, this building is exquisite. Like walking through a jewel box filled with precious treasures, the Palais Garnier is breathtakingly sumptuous....More

Thank MontyandMe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time during the English guided tour. She is very knowledgeable and funny. Her stories about the Opera has let us revisited what was like during the 19th century. We never feel bored over the one hour and twenty minutes. The tour...More

Thank AngelinaChenski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palais Garnier is one of the most beautiful building you can visit in Paris. If you want to learn more about it, I would strongly advise you to take an audioguide (which we did) or maybe take a guided tour. Otherwise, you may end...More

1  Thank pecorre
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palais Garnier has to be on your list to visit; arrive at 10am (when it opens), don’t bother with a tour guide, hire the excellent €5 self guide, and you’ll have an hour of the building before the first guided tour starts at 11am. It’s...More

1  Thank Lizziefromsaliabury
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building by itself is amazing. The architecture is impressive. Inreally advisd this placd to visit.

Thank azevedosofia83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Palais Garnier twice while in Paris, once to tour the magnificent structure and once to see the ballet Play. What a beautifully adorned opera house and I would nightly recommend attending a ballet or opera here while in Paris...it was an experience I’ll...More

1  Thank TPaulo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend to take the guided tour running twice a day. It is an impressive baroque construction. Unfortunately the auditorium is often closed to the public and the backstage is definitively closed. So difficult to know more on the mysteries of this palace...Dont missed the...More

Thank Marini M
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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Shashank S
5 November 2017|
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Response from nrnjj | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely. It is near the entrance to the building. It is very convenient and does not cost anything although I recommend leaving a tip. It is a good idea to use it because the seats are not very large. You have to... More
Anne V
24 September 2017|
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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
Susan O
19 August 2017|
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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.