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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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Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable. He gave us information about the history, focused on more than the Phantom (although he did point out Box 5 when asked!). We were able to see public areas and also got to sit in the theater itself. Only suggestion for improvement
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 20 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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The tour guide was great. He has a lot of knowledge. The best part was to be in the auditorium. It's a gorgeous place.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 20 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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Very informative- all questions answered- especially about the legend of the phantom, and the box he sat in.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 14 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 guide was very personable, humorous, kind, helpful, and timely. He had a great deal of knowledge which he patiently passed on to our mixed group of about 18-20 people. The opera house itself is stunning to see so for this reason alone it is not to be missed. The
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 14 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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We were very excited to see the opera house and hear details and “behind the scenes” stories about it. The tour guide started 30 minutes late. She said she didn’t realize her start time. The tour was painfully boring. It may just have been the tour guide who made it so.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 8 Jul 2019
Dear customer, We are so orry for your visit. Can you give us the date of your visit to call the guide to understand what happened. Its very important for us. Thanks in advance. Regards Cultival Team
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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