Palais Garnier is a real pleasure to visit; steeped in glorious history and still maintaining a Beaux-Arts feel, the building is nostalgic of a Paris of the past. Splendid to look at, the Palais Garnier is decorated with lavish marble friezes, columns and statues from Greek mythology. The ceremonial staircase is grand, opulent and made of milky white marble. Forming the backdrop of iconic works like The Phantom of the Opera, the theatre is often referred to as Opera Garnier and Opera de Paris. Catch an opera here for an unforgettable experience or just visit this extravagant edifice to feel a part of iconic architecture and history.
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Become the perfumer's apprentice and customize your very own Perfume. Meet your guide a stone's throw from the Opéra Garnier in the center of Paris and indulge in an unforgettable and fascinating censorial experience. Focus on the composi
Rome wasnât built in a day, but Paris was (re)built in 17 years. This tour takes you 150 years back and places you in the center of theÂ greatest urban planning achievement of the 19th century (and possibly, all time) that completely changed t
This tour offers every architecture enthusiast to see the planning behind New Paris. All the main attractions, reflecting the changing architectural styles in the medieval period and modern times are covered in this tour. Walk through the magnificent
Saw a beautiful ballet here and highly recommend it. It's such a beautiful, classic building. Ushers and bartenders are all super nice. Could walk around the building for hours if given the chance...
I love this place so much. The architecture and immense effort that went into this ornate structure is mind-blowing and amazing, however, I think that the large painting around the chandelier in the auditorium takes away from the beauty of this. It only obscures the original painting, which was better than the current one, so why did it have to cover it?
We attended the Palais Garnier for a performance of Tree of Codes. The the seating in the "cheap seats" are very tight. If you are a taller person, you might want to purchase better seats to avoid your knees being pressed into the back of the person in front of you. With that in mind, the building is absolutely spectacular. The lobby is a magnificent work of art. My wife and I spent 30 minutes just standing at the railing of the higher level admiring the architecture and paintings on the ceiling. It is something to see!
Beautiful location. Excellent performances. As you would expect. Only problem is if you want a drink at interval, run. There are only a couple of staff for heaps of thirsty theatregoers.
Wonderful visit and excellent English guided tour! I forgot my tour guide but she was funny and information which made it for a memorable and educational experience!