Palais Garnier

Top 1% of attractions in Paris
8 / 10

11 expert reviews

“During the renovations of Paris in the late 1800s, few monuments constructed could equal the grandeur of the palatial Opera Garnier.”

– Travel + Leisure

Fodor's Fodor's
"Haunt of the Phantom of the Opera and the real-life inspiration for Edgar Degas's dancer paintings, the gorgeous Opéra Garnier is one of two homes of the National Opera of Paris." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"The layers of myth painted on gradually over the decades have bestowed a particular air of mystery and drama to the Palais Garnier’s ornate interior." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier, the sumptuous façade of this opera house is adorned with numerous sculptures." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"The Palais Garnier, the national opera house of Paris, is a magnificent building dripping in ornate details and glittering with gold." Full review
Departures Departures
"For a unique, behind-the-scenes visit, luxury concierge Your Paris Experience can arrange a tour of the rehearsal room where the dancers stretch and warm up before performances." Full review
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