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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris

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Overview
Explore the decadent Opera Garnier in Paris on a 1.5-hour, comprehensive walking tour. Designed by French architect Charles Garnier in the late 1800s, this incredible Neo-Baroque opera house is one of Europe’s largest and is sure to leave you awestruck with its elegant interior. Explore the auditorium, main staircase (Grand Escalier), Grand Foyer and Member’s Rotunda with your expert guide, and hear how the building inspired the setting for the legendary ‘Phantom of the Opera’ musical.
Highlights
  • Go in-depth at Opera Garnier with commentary from an official guide
  • Headsets provided so you can hear your guide in the cavernous spaces
  • Free time to explore independently after the tour
  • Entrance fees included 
  • Upgrade to book an after-hours tour
What to Expect
Make your way to Paris' Opera Garnier, where you’ll meet your guide and group. Listen to your guide talk about the Charles Garnier–designed building, one of the largest and most opulent opera houses in Europe. Step carefully over the inlaid mosaic floor of the Member's Rotunda, and then snap photos of the main staircase (Grand Escalier), covered with bronze friezes of Greek gods and goddesses. Hear about how Opera Garnier inspired the setting for Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera (and, later, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Visit the impressive auditorium, and see the Grand Foyer, where patrons take a break between acts. Learn about Garnier's inspiration and his goals to make the building look like a typical French chateau. Afterward, you you can continue to explore on your own. Upgrade your tour to visit the theater after hours, which means fewer crowds and a more intimate atmosphere.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Palais Garnier, Opéra Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour with an official tour guide from the Opera Garnier
  • Audio equipment for listening to the guide on the day tour
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the backstage areas
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
  • Access to the auditorium of the Opera Garnier is not guaranteed as it may be closed for technical or artistic reasons
  • On the day tour the guide will talk into a microphone and you will be able to hear clearly using a broadcast system provided by the Opera Garnier. One ID card or passport will be required as a guarantee for the audio equipment.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today via mobile

This the biggest disappointment that we have experienced in our visit to Paris. Nowhere on the website was it indicated that there would be multiple tours all starting at the same time and visiting en masse together. We were given headsets for the tour. Because...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Yogikiki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed English tour of Palace Garnais, Paris Opera house of Phantom fame. Opulence to rival Versailles. The only off putting thing had nothing to do with our tour. A modern art addition of extremely ugly golden tractor tires atop the beautiful banister. Hideous!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank W4263WJbriane
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, We are glad you enjoyed the visit. We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience. Best regards, All the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Palais is stunning and really worth visiting. The content of the guided tour was very good. BUT: this was an English language tour and the guide’s English was of very poor level on top of a very heavy accent. Often it was not possible...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank aigoulm
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, We are glad you enjoyed the visit. We are sorry for the English level of the guide. In order to make a point with him, thank you to give us the date of your visit Best regards, All the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Learned so much about the history and objects d’art of this building. Saw the phantom’s box in the opera and sumptuous statues and ceilings and that chandelier. Great tour. Don’t miss it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joan R
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, Thanks for your confidence in us. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discover our new visits on our website Best regards, Cultival Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent tour with an amazing guide. She gave lots of history and this is a treasure not to be missed. We took this English guided tour and there was no problem understanding anything.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michael R
Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, We are glad you enjoyed the visit. We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience. Best regards, All the team

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Response from Paintermartens | Reviewed this property |
Opera Garnier Tour with Expert Guide - Private - 1,5-hour - Entry Fees Included Paris, France Share Save to Wishlist Previous See More (7) See More (7) See More (7) Next (7) SPECIAL OFFER from €40.48 €44.00 Save €3.52... More
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Response from Phillip W | Reviewed this property |
In general about an hour, depends on the guide and if the group asks alot of questions. But no more than an hour and a half.
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Response from SYHighlander | Reviewed this property |
I visited in May, mid-week. The City was full of tourists so possibly this was just a busy day at the Opera House. We purchased tickets for the Tour in advance, which enabled us to skip the box office but we still had to... More
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