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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Opéra Garnier

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Opéra Garnier.

Opéra Garnier features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Unbelievably ornamented opera house
  • Magnificent building

Time required: 20 minutes

Phone: +33 1 71 25 24 23

Web site: http://www.operadeparis....

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 10am - 5pm
Jan 1, May 1 and days of special events: Closed


Ticket type Charge
General: 9 €
Reduced: 5 €
Under 10: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 7: Opéra station
  • Metro Line 3: Opéra station
  • Metro Line 8: Opéra station

Address: 8, rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • Opéra Garnier or Paris Opéra is an unbelievably ornamented opera house designed by Charles Garnier
  • It used to be primary opera venue of Paris for more than 100 years (1875-1989)
  • Napoleon III commissioned the building as part of the great Parisian reconstruction of the Second Empire
  • Construction begun in 1862 and was completed 13 years later (1875)
  • It has a 2200-seat auditorium
  • Highlights include The Grande Staircase, The Grand Foyer and its ceiling, and the auditorium with a ceiling by Marc Chagall
  • The opera house features an underground lake beneath the building inspired by Leroux's Phantom of the Opera

What to do there:

  • Take some photos and enjoy the amazing building from outside

Tips & Insights:

  • If you have the time, participate in a guided tour of the beautiful building. English guided tours: Wed, Sat and Sun 11.30 and 14.30. Duration: 90 min. Price: 12.5 €

Opéra Garnier features in these preplanned City Guides: