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Be amazed by stunning interiors of the Opéra Garnier. Come and marvel at its architectural richness, its artistic treasures, and its majestic auditorium, on a tour that leaves no stone unturned!
Let the surroundings and the guide's commentary carry you through the history of this eminent building, from the era of the Second Empire right up to the present day.
Commissioned by Napoleon III as part of his great project to renovate Paris, the Opéra Garnier is Europe's largest opera house, and a stunning example of Second Empire architecture.
Your guide will take you on a tour of this exceptional palace, beginning with a chance to explore the Rotonde des Abonnés, the magnificent reception room where members of the opera house would gather before a show. If you look closely, you'll be able to make out the architect's signature amongst the elaborate decorations.
Fall under the spell of the enigmatic Pythia sculpture, before ascending the Grand Staircase which leads to the main auditorium as well as the various reception rooms and foyers. All kinds of artistic treasures, including numerous paintings and sculptures, are displayed within the opera house, waiting to be discovered.
- Seeing the Rotonde des Abonnés (Members' Rotunda) and the Grand Escalier (Grand Staircase)
- The architectural richness of the opera house
- The splendid paintings and sculptures
- Admission to the Opéra Garnier
- The services of a tour guide
- Hotel pick-up/drop-off
- Tips (optional)
- Admission to a show
- All other extras
* Availability: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (and every day during the school holidays) excluding exceptional dates
* Start times:
11:30am (tour in English and French)
2pm (tour in French)
2:30pm (tour in English)
3:30pm (tour in French)
5pm (tour in French) * Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
* Location: central Paris, 75009
* Getting there: metro Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8) or Auber (RER A)
* A minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour to take place
* Reduced tariff for children aged between 3 and 10 years
* Animals not permitted
* As the Palais Garnier is primarily a theater, access to the main auditorium cannot be guaranteed in view of artistic or technical considerations
* This visit does not include a behind-the-scenes tour