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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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Typically my travel group does not take tours, but a member wanted to take this tour to enter the auditorium; I am happy that we did. Our guide (Marion or Marianne) was great, perfect English and very knowledgeable. Importantly, she also moved the tour along nicely, not
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 1 Aug 2019
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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The building itself is mesmerising and had so many unique, interesting details. I would definitely love to visit the building again. Unfortunately, the guide wasn't great. She is a very pleasant and cheerful young lady. Her demeanour is more friendly and playful rather than
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 30 Jul 2019
Dear customer, We are so sorry for your guided tour. In order to clearly identify the guide and make a point with him, thank you to communicate the date of your visit. We hope your next experience with Cultival will be more positive. Regards Cultival Team
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This was my second time at Opera Garnier in two years. Tour definitely made the visit more interesting. Our guide Martin was knowledgeable and tour was paced just right.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 29 Jul 2019
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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Whilst the tour guide was excellent the tour itself left a lot to be desired. It involved only the public areas with the exception of being allowed entrance to the ‘stalls’ where we were allowed to sit in awe at the beautiful surrounds. Would have like to see dressing rooms,
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 28 Jul 2019
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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Our tour of the Paris Opera Garnier was the highlight of our trip to Paris. Marion our guide was fantastic, her English was perfect, she was knowledgeable, funny and friendly. We were so pleased to have paid a little extra (17€ instead of 14€) for the guided tour as we were able
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 24 Jul 2019
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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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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