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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“grand staircase” (232 reviews)
8 rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France
Opera / Bourse
+33 1 58 05 49 42
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful places I saw in Paris. It exceeded my expectations. I was not disappointed that I went in to visit. You could get lost and spend the entire day there.

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the guided tour and it was informative and fun. Beautiful opera house in the grandest of styles. If you've seen the movies or musical stage show about the Phantom then this one is for you. Many fun facts and locations pointed out and...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 2 days ago

All of the reviews I read on the Palais Garnier were right, it is a spectacular building and well worth a visit.

1  Thank Clare M
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Stunning, breathtaking, historical, magical,........................This Opera House was a gem of the day and such a treasured piece of history. Rich, middle class or poor, all were welcome here in the day. Interesting to see how different things were for the wealthy - different entrance, different...More

Thank Screwball
Reviewed 4 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Aída M
Reviewed 5 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 5 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
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
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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
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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.