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Opera district

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Opera / Bourse
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Address: Between the Louvre and boulevards Haussmann, Montmartre, Poissonniere and Bonne-Nouvelle, Paris, France
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take the tour inside the opera House_ well worth it

at 11 Euro per person to get in and a little more for the guided tour, it is well worth the visit. The interiors are beautiful in all 4 corners from the main opera to the libary... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

at 11 Euro per person to get in and a little more for the guided tour, it is well worth the visit. The interiors are beautiful in all 4 corners from the main opera to the libary and walking the outside balconies

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Garnier Opera House is the jewel, and one should either attend a concert or take a tour to see the interior. The area around is full of hotels, food, and coffee. Great place to hang out.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the many many areas around here. The locality is quite pretty with a lot of good architecturel buildings.

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautiful district , great for shopping and walking around and lots of small restaurants and boutique hotels

Thank Ramzi T
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

So very easy to imagine bygone days, lady's and gentlemen dressed in gowns and waist coats attending ballets and operas. Visually stunning, grand, a taste of yesteryear, worth the price to be astounded. Even the toilets are beautifully rendered. You can just imagine when you look into the private booths of the trysts and rendezvous discretely taking place.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We have been staying close to the Opera House and have been very happy to base our stay in Paris here. I know there are so many amazing areas to stay and this one might be a little more quiet. Obviously close to some fantastic restaurants. This is a central place to stay and everything feels in walking distance. We... More 

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Hamilton New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

A fairly average sort of area. The Opera House was OK on the outside. Didn't go in but understand its lovely inside. We went to the Paris Story which is a 1 hr film about the history of places etc. The venue is just opposite the Opera House and down some stairs below ground level. We enjoyed the film because... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

We got off of the Metro in this area to walk down to the Louvre on a couple of occasions. It was a nice area to walk through with lovely buildings and plenty of little shops, cafes and restaurants. It's just a little bit out of the way so not too busy.

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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I think to really appreciate the heritage of the area you need to be into theatre and films. This area of Paris is great but there is so much to see in other parts. I think this is a good area to base your stay in Paris however if you are fit and keen to do some walking to other... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

I go to the Opera district several times a week either for shopping (Galeries Lafayette, Le Printemps etc..) going to the Opera and having a meal at the Café de la Paix. Very joyful atmosphere.

Thank hélène c

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