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Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

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From US$ 12.22 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 91 times yesterday

Discover the famous Opera Garnier in Paris. Enjoy ample time to admire the largest opera hall in Europe.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Paris
  • Marvel at the ceiling painted by Chagall and the 7 ton chandelier in the auditorium
  • Climb the double stairway of the Grand Escalier and marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures
  • Walk in the Grand Foyer and discover why Opera Garnier is considered as the most beautiful Opera in the world
Full description
Boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design, the Opera Garnier is one of the most extravagant representations of Second Empire architecture in France. Benefit from quick and easy access to this magnificent building in the center of Paris. Inaugurated in 1875 and named after its exciting young architect, Charles Garnier, it is the largest opera house in Europe. 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. You will receive your digital ticket directly after your booking, just show it at the Opera visit entrance to enjoy your visit.
Includes
  • Admission to the public areas, including
  • The Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)
  • La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin
  • The grand staircase
  • Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer
  • The moon and sun salons
  • La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries
  • Guide
  • Audio guide (€5)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

No need to go to the cashier, present your voucher directly at the Palais Garnier entrance. Entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Opera concert room can be closed for a temporary time due to technical or artistic reasons
  • The Opera Garnier is open to visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM). Times of visit can be modified when there is a theater show in the afternoon; from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Please note that the visit is free of charge for children under 12 years of age
  • Your ticket is valid 1 year after the purchase date
  • Cloakrooms are closed. It is not allowed to enter with a pushchair, a scooter, or any kind of large luggage
  • Admission to the public areas, including the Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France), La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin, the grand staircase, Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer, the moon and sun salons, and La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries are included in the ticket price
  • Audioguide (5 Euros) are available for purchase
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 3921 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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Everything went great and the experience was wonderful! 100% would recommend. Note: I would recommend going as early as possible - I actually arrived outside the Opera half an hour before opening time and, by the time it opened, there was already a significant crowd waiting to go inside. This seemed to be a great decision, because I managed to see and take pictures with most of the rooms pretty much empty (I managed to enter among the first people and the crowd dispersed for a bit at the beginning, since some of the people didn't have pre-bought tickets and/or wanted to buy audio guides). About an hour and a half after the opening time, it was already pretty crowded inside, so I was glad I went there early.

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August 18, 2022

Beautiful venue, really easy to find the entrance. It was nice being able to walk around and see all the different bits of the Opera. Would have been nice to get a map on arrival (we might have missed but would have been nice to see all the areas we could have gone into)

August 15, 2022

The Palais Garnier is definitely worth a visit It’s a masterpiece of architecture which not only has a grand theatre, art, statues, a library and costumes, it also is home to a grand marble staircase and a stunning long opulent golden gallery. The gift shop sells a large selection of books, artwork and gifts. Although there’s a lift within the building, recommend checking if has accessible access points. A guided tour would likely provide additional information.

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August 6, 2022

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