Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

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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 →



Commissioned by Napoléon III, the Paris Opera House’s ornate 19th-century interiors including the Grand Staircase and 500-foot-long Grand Foyer lined with chandeliers easily rivals the... 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... 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. With nearly 2,000 seats, the enormous theater is the... Full review →

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