Opera De Paris - Palais Garnier
8 Rue Scribe
75 009 Paris
Tel: + 33 (0)1 71 25 24 23
Guided Tours: Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 11.30 & 14.30. Daily during school holidays.
Please check with the attraction regarding accessibility
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free Entry to Paris Opera House with the Paris Pass
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €13.50 Child: €9.50
The Palais Garnier is the thirteenth theatre to house the Paris Opera since it was founded by Louis XIV in 1669. A supremely beautiful building, the Paris Opera House was designed by the architect Charles Garnier and built between 1860 and 1875.
Despite numerous problems, such as the outbreak of war and the fall of the empire, the building was inaugurated on 15th January 1875.
The most famous and impressive feature of the Opera House is the grand staircase, which must be one of the most opulent staircases in existence. Built from different coloured marble the double staircase leads from the foyer to the auditorium. It adds to the romance and glamour of them to think that this was once the ultimate place for socialites to be seen in all their fashionable glory.
The overall effect of the building is one of stunning extravagance and 18th century decadence. The foyers were designed not simply as foyers but to give the audience somewhere to people-watch and stroll during the interval, they are magnificently decorated with mosaics, mirrors and sculpture.
The Paris Opera House is also home to a small gallery which hosts exhibitions as well as a permanent exhibition of the sets of operas from its history.
The auditorium itself is a magnificent spectacle, the ceiling, painted by Chagall and lit by a spectacular crystal chandelier, is a magically evocative and apt work by which Ernest Hemmingway was fascinated.
Experience the grandeur of this impressive building and take a tour for free with the Paris Pass - saving €13.50.
If you only used it once at the Louvre, it was so well worth not waiting in an extremely long line to enter. We used it for several museums, and the boat tour. It was wonderful. I would definitely purchase a Paris Pass again.
This offer makes visiting Paris with a low budget possible. We were able to make great economies by using Paris Pass, being a 24 people group, friends only, not a visiting group. Our guide was Paris Pass and we did not need more. We spent extra money only on food and accomodation.
I have recommended this to my friends but I would like to tell you that it would be better if you mark the place to collect this pass in person in Paris . Staff was very helpful but the address was not marked properly