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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris

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Overview
Learn the ins and outs of Paris’ Opera Garnier on this guided walking tour that covers all of the highlights. As you walk, listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the building and its neo-baroque architecture. Visit the auditorium, the Member's Rotunda, the Grand Escalier, and the Grand Foyer of one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Plus, enjoy free time to explore on your own after your tour.
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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Crowded, hot, noisy with sound echoing. Had to wait half an hour in a room lit with blue light, dark, with inadequate seating. Confusing process to get tickets. The area under the stairs is lit with a pink light. The lighting was an art installation. We were not allowed in to
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 15 Sep 2019
Dear Customers, We are deeply sorry if you didnt enjoy your visit. The Opera Garnier let the artist Claude Lévêque invest the spaces of the Opera (blue light in the rotunda, wheels of Golden tractors…) We understand that you cannot appreciate this choice but we have no authority to discuss their artistic choices. The Opera house is a very popular site in Paris, indeed there is a lot of people. You bought a guided tour titled, The Palais Garnier, an architectural masterpiece. The guide has told you about this building in these terms. We do hope your next experience with Cultival will live up to your expectations. Best regards Cultival Team
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I enjoyed my pre-booked afternoon tour of the beautiful Opera Garnier. The group was around 12 people and the tour guide was very informative.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 10 Sep 2019
Dear customer, We are glad you enjoyed the visit. Thank you for your view ! We take into account your remark on earpieces to optimize the guided tour. We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience ! Best regards, All the team.
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Frustrating to stand in a queue for 30 mins to find that it’s not for the tour but for an interactive game being played on the day. We did not learn this until we got to the head of the queue. There was no signposting. If you do this tour, use the entrance that has Garnier’s
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 7 Sep 2019
Dear Customer, Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the visit to the Opera Garnier. We pass on your compliments to your guide ! We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience, Best regards, All the team.
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This is a beautiful building and we enjoyed learning about it's history. The guide was good and the headsets made listening easy. They were a bit late getting started. We were able to wander around following the tour and see additional rooms.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 4 Sep 2019
Dear Camille, Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the visit to the Opera Garnier. We pass on your compliments to Edith ! We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience, Best regards, All the team.
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What an incredible tour with Edith as our tour guide - Edith was very knowledgeable about the history of this magnificent building and what was happening in French society at the time. A truly extraordinary glimpse into the Paris of the past. We are truly grateful for the extra
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Response from Cultival, Marketing et communication at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Dear Nancy, Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the visit to the Opera Garnier. We pass on your compliments to Edith ! We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience, Best regards, All the team.
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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