Palais GarnierCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-171252423
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Architecture , Opera House, Heritage Building
Palais Garnier - Review
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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Palais Garnier Information
- Audio guides are available too.
- It is advisable to check the exceptional closing dates of the Palais Garnier when planning your visit.
Palais Garnier Ticket Prices
- Reduced rate- 6€.
- Students and young people under 25.
- Visitors associated with partnerships with cultural and other institutions (Musée d'Orsay, Musée Gustave Moreau, CNCS Moulins, Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner,, Louvre Family cardholders, SNCF, etc.).
- Opera subscription cardholders or holders of a valid Opera card.
- Free*: Children under 10 (accompanied by an adult paying full rate).
- Disabled visitors and an accompanying person.
- Unemployed, recipients of welfare and other minimum social benefits.
- Pass' Opéra Jeunes cardholders.
- Individual AROP membership cardholders.
- Carte Culture cardholders (1 person and their guest).
- Holders of professional tourism (ex: guides, lecturers, etc.) and French tourist office cards.
- Bibliotheque Nationale de France reader cardholders (access to the reading room of the Bibliotheque–Musée de l’Opera).
- Ecole du Louvre and architecture school students.
How To reach Palais Garnier by Public Transport
- Metro: Alight at Opera, lines 3,7,8 RER: Auber stop, line A
- Bus: Lines 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81, 95
Restaurants Near Palais Garnier
- L’opera Restaurant
- Le Relais Paris Opera
- Cafe de la Paix
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palais Garnier
14.53% of people who visit Paris include Palais Garnier in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
49.46% of people start their Palais Garnier visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Palais Garnier
91.09% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palais Garnier
Palais Garnier Trips
The most famous Opera house in the world. Spectacular monument with gilded marble and lavish decor. Landmark named after its architect Charles Garnier. The Napoleon Ill style of architecture that was later an inspiration for many Opera houses around the world. Built for Opera performances now is mostly used for ballet, where best performers grace its stage. 1,5 English language tour, very relaxing and enjoyable walk through history of the most famous Opera house in the World. ‘Phantom of the Opera’ musical famous all around the world inspired by Opera Garnier paid tribute to this iconic testament by featuring phantom who lives in Paris Opera. I watched this fabulous show 3 times unfortunately not in Paris Opera. Opera Garnier is glorious architectural masterpiece, timeless French legacy.
I was a bit sceptical about paying 11 euro to see the inside of the Opera house but I'm glad we did because it was money well spent. The interior is truly spectacular. The balcony had a nice view over the traffic intersection. We got to see the people inside setting up for an Opera (from the viewing room). There were also some interesting side wings to explore, such as the music library and the state of the art bluetooth speaker display. Great for any opera and music buffs.
Must visit. Going in, we thought we're throwing our money away but it was a very nice surprise. The place is so luxurious and pretty, you can't help but be overwhelmed by the thought put into the place. I wish we had time to actually watch a performance there. At the time, they had an exhibit on Pablo Picasso's contribution to the theater which was very nice & educational.
Really beautiful, although we couldn’t get into the main hall because they were loading in sets for next week. The Grand Loge is meant to be reminiscent of the Mirror Hall at Versailles and totally is. In fact, I’d say it is more beautiful. If you can’t make it to Versailles do not miss the Opera House.
The beautiful opera House of Paris is always breathtakingly beautiful with it's golden sculptures adorning it's rooftop which spans an entire city block. The front is very rectangular and somewhat simple, for want of a better word. Then there's the side and back with the domes and towers, nooks and crannies which adds more mystery to this historic pride and historic joy. 🤗😊🙏💗😄