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Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

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

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  • 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.
  • 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
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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

Get there early if you want to capture pictures without tourists. If you're talking selfies and are surrounded by tourists, use the portrait mode and slightly blur the background. Look closely at the details. Those are bats on the ceiling! Leisurely stroll through the hall of chandeliers and imagine walking amongst the French elite. I loved the sound of my footsteps on the parquet floor. Patiently wait to step out of the dim balcony box and see the theater. The sound of silence is incredible. Look up at the breathtaking paintings. Take a tremendous amount of pictures as the postcards in the gift shop are lacking in quality. Paris is always a good idea.

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July 30, 2022

It was magic, I took a leap into the past...I was in the 19th century...all is splendor! I relived my visit to the Palace of Versailles in another place. The audio guide is just perfect, the journey is very well explained to keep the visit consistent and better see all the details of the works. Thank you, Mr. Garnier, for having bequeathed such a heritage to us.

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July 22, 2022

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