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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Palais Garnier

Paris: Mysteries of the Opera Garnier After Hours Tour

Product ID: 42092
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Uncover the mysteries of the Opera Garnier in Paris on a 90-minute tour of the public areas in English or French. See stunning gilt and mosaic decorations, lose yourself in the labyrinth of corridors, and learn about some of the legendary performances.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Uncover the architectural masterpiece of the Opera Garnier at night
  • See rich decorations of gold, marble and more
  • Learn about the Opera Garnier's fabled performances and young architect
  • Climb up the double stairway of the Grand Escalier
  • Marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures of a Paris jewel
Full description
Like all sumptuous and famous places, the Palais Garnier has its mysteries, myths and incredible stories.

This is the angle from which this tour proposes to approach this jewel of architecture. Your guide will narrate its history through the story of Erik, the mysterious man with a hideous face, more well-known under the name of the Phantom of the Opera. Having made the opera his home, the phantom knows its entire history and can recount 1001 anecdotes and other curiosities.

The short story by Gaston Leroux will thus serve as a thread throughout the visit, leading you beyond the great chandelier, stall number 5 and the angel of the music, to reveal unsuspected splendours.

  • English or French-speaking tour of the Opera Garnier's public areas, including the Rotunda, Grand Escalier, Grand Foyer, Auditorium and lounges
  • Entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Backstage tour of the Opera Garnier
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Access to the spectacle

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Guided Tours counter inside the Opera Garnier. The entrance for the guided tours is located at the corner of Rue Scribe and Rue Auber, behind the statue of Charles Garnier

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• For artistic or technical reasons, access to the Opera Garnier's auditorium cannot be guaranteed.
• For artistic or technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified on the day of the tour by the Opera Garnier without the right to a refund or the possibility to reschedule the tour to another date
• This tour does not include backstage access to the Opera Garnier
• The tour is not available to children below the age of 12
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Product ID: 42092