Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

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8 expert recommendations


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 →



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 →


Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →


Frommer's 33

This neobaroque masterpiece was built in 1875, under Napoleon III, by architect Charles Garnier, and was known as the Palais Garnier. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick 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 54

Designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier, the sumptuous façade of this opera house is adorned with numerous sculptures. Full review →


The Telegraph

Awash with marble, sculpture, gilding and paintings, Paris's glamorous opera house, designed by Charles Garnier 1860-75, is a fascinating vision of how the Bonapartes reinvented themselves as monarchy Full review →


Travel + Leisure

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

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