Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

From $16.61 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
  • Audioguide (5 Euros)
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
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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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

    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
    Customer reviews

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    based on 2338 reviews

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    I have fallen in LOVE with Palace Garnier/ PARIS Opera House 50 years ago on my first visit. Have been there a few years ago. This time I booked a Get Your Guide advance ticket. It was helpful as the crowds were all around the block! But suggestion, don’t wait till late in the day. Go early. Give yourself a chance to see the small museum and visit the gift shop!

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    January 2, 2020

    We arrived just after opening time at 10.00am to find a shortish line waiting to go in and it moved quite quickly. The self guide was excellent as the accompanying pamphlet provided information about the building. Being early we felt the crowds were low. By the time we left, about an hour later it was much busier. You get to see quite a bit and it certainly is an amazing building.

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    October 12, 2019

    I absolutely loved the Opera Garnier and it is in my opinion a worthy alternative to some of the other sites in Paris. Do note it does charge extra to get an audio visual guide but it is so worth it as it comes in multiple languages and is very helpful and tells you about the building, the history, and purpose. You do have to wait in security even with the tickets but that is not bad.

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    October 5, 2019

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