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Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

From US$ 12.88 per person

Discover the famous Opera Garnier in Paris. Enjoy ample time to admire the largest opera hall in Europe.

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  • Discover an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Paris
  • Marvel at the ceiling painted by Chagall and the 7 ton chandelier in the auditorium
  • Climb the double stairway of the Grand Escalier and marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures
  • Walk in the Grand Foyer and discover why Opera Garnier is considered as the most beautiful Opera in the world
Full description
Boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design, the Opera Garnier is one of the most extravagant representations of Second Empire architecture in France. Benefit from quick and easy access to this magnificent building in the center of Paris. Inaugurated in 1875 and named after its exciting young architect, Charles Garnier, it is the largest opera house in Europe. You will set eyes on the writhing snakes of the bronze “Pythonisse” sculpture, before climbing the double stairway of the “Grand Escalier” (Main Staircase). Imagine the swish of crinolines as you admire the breathtaking décor and stroll through vast foyers, filled with sparkling mosaics, colorful marble columns and gold-leaf flourishes. Everywhere you look will be a feast for the eyes. You will receive your digital ticket directly after your booking, just show it at the Opera visit entrance to enjoy your visit.
  • Admission to the public areas, including
  • The Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)
  • La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin
  • The grand staircase
  • Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer
  • The moon and sun salons
  • La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries
  • Guide
  • Audio guide (€5)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

No need to go to the cashier, present your voucher directly at the Palais Garnier entrance. Entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Opera concert room can be closed for a temporary time due to technical or artistic reasons
  • The Opera Garnier is open to visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM). Times of visit can be modified when there is a theater show in the afternoon; from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Please note that the visit is free of charge for children under 12 years of age
  • Your ticket is valid 1 year after the purchase date
  • Cloakrooms are closed. It is not allowed to enter with a pushchair, a scooter, or any kind of large luggage
  • Admission to the public areas, including the Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France), La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin, the grand staircase, Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer, the moon and sun salons, and La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries are included in the ticket price
  • Audioguide (5 Euros) are available for purchase
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I recommend a visit to Opera Garnier when in Paris. It's in a great area to explore and shop; doesn't take that much time to tour to come away with good understanding of the history and architecture. Without the self guided tour, you'd need to have a guide or guide book to really appreciate the building. The self guided tour was excellent, very easy to follow and was comprehensive yet not too long. It was thorough enough that one doesn't need to read up in advance of the visit if you're unfamiliar with the building. We took our teenage son and he enjoyed very much as well and he'd already seen many main sites in Paris.

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April 23, 2022

The Opera house is beautiful. The entrance stair cases and public rooms are incredibly ornate. Gold and chandeliers everywhere! The auditorium was not lit which was a big shame but you could imagine how it would be with all the lights on. Viewing the auditorium is from two smallish boxes so there’s a bit of hanging around to get to the front for the best view but the splendour of the other areas more than makes up for that. There is also a surprising library area which was interesting. In comparison to other attractions this is very well priced. I would definitely recommend it for its grandeur.

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April 11, 2022

The Opera Garnier is STUNNING and a must-see!!! The self-guided tour means you can just enter, but there was very little info available when walking around, you would need to purchase the audio guide. Truly beautiful place, if you’re ok with not having all the facts and just want to see it, definitely do the self guided tour.

April 11, 2022

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