Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
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Stop At: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France
In 1860, a contest was launched for the construction of a new opera house in Paris. It was young architect Charles Garnier's project that was unanimously adopted for its exuberant mix of ostentatious and eclectic baroque architecture. 73 sculptors and 14 painters worked on it until its inauguration in January 1875. Measuring 172m in length and 124m in breadth, the Opera Garnier is the largest opera house in Europe, with the capacity to welcome more than 2000 people.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Guided tour with an official tour guide from the Opera Garnier
- Audio equipment for listening to the guide on the day tour
- Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Access to the backstage areas
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
- Access to the auditorium of the Opera Garnier is not guaranteed as it may be closed for technical or artistic reasons
- On the day tour the guide will talk into a microphone and you will be able to hear clearly using a broadcast system provided by the Opera Garnier. One ID card or passport will be required as a guarantee for the audio equipment.
A guided tour was the ONLY way I would suggest visiting this beautiful building, full of historic details and stories. Our tour guide was fabulous, articulate and fun ! I would definitely suggest this tour.
Our tour guide, Emmanuelle, was great and very knowledgeable. It was interesting to learn the about the history of the building and its art, and even a bit about the legend of the Phantom himself. Unfortunately, the auditorium was closed for most of the day and it would have been nice to know that before booking the tour. We were able to see in after we waited for about 45 mins after the tour, because the performers had a lunch break.
The outside is fantastic. The inside hides the true beauty of this building. Amazing interior and nice history during the tour.
I loved this tour ! the guide was very knowledgeable and the tour very interesting! Opera Garnier is beautiful! I even booked N opera show for the same day! it was excellent .I recommend it.
I learned so much about the architect and was able to see the beautiful interior. it was such a great experience.
I'm so glad we booked this tour of the Opera House. It was very crowded, but we had no problem getting in. This is an amazingly beautiful building, and we all thought it was the nicest building in Paris. We got to go in to the opera hall and sit in the seats, which is something you can't do if you're not on a tour. The Marc Chagall ceiling is stunning to sit under, and the origin of the Phantom of the Opera was interesting to hear. We highly recommend this tour!
It was very beautiful and very good guide made it very interesting. After a few trips to Paris I was pleased I did this tour
I would've rated it lower, but the Opera is just so magnificent. And our tour guide, Rita, was amazing and very knowledgeable, but the way you need to line up and then go in various groups by a designated letter, is very disorganized. Our group already began after we got in. The line is VERY long, and you should arrive VERY early. And we were in the wrong line as our tour began at 11AM. She already started the tour. Luckily we spotted her and caught up. But she had to wait and get a headset that was working as one of ours wasn't. And later the two other women I was with said their headsets were picking up another language and one only worked intermittently. So it was a frustrating experience, but the place itself is breathtaking. I hope they can work out the kinks and make it pleasurable for everyone.
Guide was excellent......would suggest you describe the meeting point at the Opera House....:"Ticket Sales Area"