Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guides in Paris

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Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guides in Paris

Highlights:

Uncover an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Paris

Get a 90-minute guided tour of the public areas of Opera Garnier

Set eyes on the writhing snakes of the bronze Pythonisse sculpture

Climb up the double stairway of the Grand Escalier

Marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures

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  • Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guides in Paris

    Duration: 90 minutes

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  • Opera Garnier After Hours Tour in English

    Exclusive after hours tour of the Opera Garnier in English.

    Duration: 90 minutes

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  • Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guides in Paris - French

    Tour in French

    Duration: 90 minutes

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Overview:

Discover Europe's largest opera house on an informative 90-minute tour of the Opera Garnier. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides from the Opera de Paris will uncover the secrets of this Baroque masterpiece, located in the heart of Paris.

Description:

Boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design, the Opera Garnier is one of the most extravagant representations of Second Empire architecture in France. Take this 90-minute guided tour of its public areas and you will discover flamboyant art works as you follow in the footsteps of fashionable 19th-century French society.

Inaugurated in 1875 and named after its exciting young architect, Charles Garnier, it is the largest opera house in Europe. Once you have met your guide at the museum entrance, you will be taken to the “Rotonde des Abonnes” (Members’ Rotunda), once used as the formal welcome area for opera guests. Garnier’s unique signature will be pointed out among the magnificent arabesques, before you move on to explore the building's galaxy of riches.

You will set eyes on the writhing snakes of the bronze “Pythonisse” sculpture, before climbing the double stairway of the “Grand Escalier” (Main Staircase). Imagine the swish of crinolines as you admire the breathtaking décor and stroll through vast foyers, filled with sparkling mosaics, colorful marble columns and gold-leaf flourishes. Everywhere you look will be a feast for the eyes.

Throughout the tour, expert and enthusiastic guides from the Opera de Paris point out the splendid paintings and sculptures that help to make the Opera Garnier one of the most rewarding museums in Paris, as well as one of its most impressive working theaters.

What's Included:

• Guided tour of the Opera Garnier's public areas (including the Rotunda, Grand Escalier, Grand Foyer, Auditorium and lounges)
• Entry ticket
• Use of broadcast system on the Day Tour (please bring valid ID in order to be able to use the system)

Good to Know:

• As a working theater, access to the Auditorium is sometimes unavailable due to technical or artistic reasons. Access cannot be guaranteed.

• The tour is not available to children below 5 years of age.

• For artistic or technical reasons, the tour itinerary can be modified on the day of the tour itself, if so instructed by the Opera Garnier, without this giving rise to a refund.

• Please bring an ID card or passport as guarantee in order to use the broadcast system on the Day tour. One ID card or passport per voucher required.

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  • Rating: 4 “The tour is excellent but the booking procedure was disappointing”

    Reviewed by Jose – United States on March 13, 2015 The tour itself was excellent. I did not mark the whole experience as excellent because of the poor information provided when one arrived at the Opera Garnier. It was never mentioned in the information you sent me via internet that one had to exchange the voucher for a ticket at the ticket office. I was left under the impression one had to wait at the ticket office and someone would come and take you in. I found another american tourist in the same predicament as I was. You should be more precise in your explanations as to how to proceed particularly when you are in a foreign country.


  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful and professional”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal on January 25, 2015 Yacine was a perfect Guide.
    The place is beautiful and all The remarks and stories were accurate and interesting.
    Timing was also good.


  • Rating: 5 “Informative and engaging guide”

    Reviewed by Phillip – Avalon Beach, Australia on November 30, 2014 Excellent organisation. An enthusiastic and informative guide. Interesting information that let to a good overview of the design and history of the building.


  • Rating: 5 “just beautiful”

    Reviewed by claudio – san felice del benaco, Italy on November 21, 2014 the opera garnier is just a beutiful theater. Every spot is amazing an interesting. I am so glad that finally I haven't forget to visit it.


  • Rating: 5 “Fascinating!”

    Reviewed by Janice – Salem, United States on October 12, 2014 We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Opera Garnier in Paris! Our guide was a fantastic source of information. It was one of the best activities we did during our week in Paris!


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  • “A most interesting and enlightening tour.”

    “A magnificent building - I only regret not seeing an opera there”

    TrevorfromNorwich, United Kingdom

  • “Terrific tour guide”

    “Terrific tour guide”

    GeorgiannefromSt. Louis Park, United States

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