Paris: Mysteries of the Opera Garnier After Hours Tour

Paris: Mysteries of the Opera Garnier After Hours Tour

From $24.72 per person

Uncover the mysteries of the Opera Garnier in Paris on a 90-minute tour of the public areas in English or French. See stunning gilt and mosaic decorations, lose yourself in the labyrinth of corridors, and learn about some of the legendary performances.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, French


  • Uncover the architectural masterpiece of the Opera Garnier at night
  • See rich decorations of gold, marble and more
  • Learn about the Opera Garnier's fabled performances and young architect
  • Climb up the double stairway of the Grand Escalier
  • Marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures of a Paris jewel
Full description
Like all sumptuous and famous places, the Palais Garnier has its mysteries, myths and incredible stories. This is the angle from which this tour proposes to approach this jewel of architecture. Your guide will narrate its history through the story of Erik, the mysterious man with a hideous face, more well-known under the name of the Phantom of the Opera. Having made the opera his home, the phantom knows its entire history and can recount 1001 anecdotes and other curiosities. The short story by Gaston Leroux will thus serve as a thread throughout the visit, leading you beyond the great chandelier, stall number 5 and the angel of the music, to reveal unsuspected splendours.
  • English or French-speaking tour of the Opera Garnier's public areas, including the Rotunda, Grand Escalier, Grand Foyer, Auditorium and lounges
  • Entrance ticket
  • Backstage tour of the Opera Garnier
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Access to the spectacle
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the Guided Tours counter inside the Opera Garnier. The entrance for the guided tours is located at the corner of Rue Scribe and Rue Auber, behind the statue of Charles Garnier

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • For artistic or technical reasons, access to the Opera Garnier's auditorium cannot be guaranteed.
    • For artistic or technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified on the day of the tour by the Opera Garnier without the right to a refund or the possibility to reschedule the tour to another date
    • This tour does not include backstage access to the Opera Garnier
    • The tour is not available to children below the age of 12
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 199 reviews

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    Despite the very deplorable welcome from the security guards when we arrived, the visit was great. Great and very interesting guide Little advice: if you want to avoid being badly received at the doors of the opera house arrive before 4.30pm (although the reservation suggests arriving 1/4 before the doors close which is at 5.00pm). This reception was very deplorable coming from the security and the guides inside the monument.

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    October 7, 2019


    The guide spoke with a nice pace and sound about the mysteries of the opera. Through stories and pictures via a tablet, we were guided through the opera. Unfortunately we could not go backstage because a ballet was preparing. However, the rest of the opera see a magical experience without other people. The guide also let us walk around freely for photos during the tour. All compliments to the guide. She was very enthusiastic about her profession and nice to listen to

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    July 6, 2019

    Do not hesitate a single second: the visit lasts 90 minutes, but you will have the impression that it only takes 10 because it is so rich! The interior of the Opera is as impressive as the guide (Sandrine). We come out of this visit full of magic, beauty, and with the desire to read The Phantom of the Opera. Thanks again to the guide for this fabulous moment.

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    June 21, 2019

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