Daytime Guided Tour of the Opéra Garnier

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Highlights

  • See the "Rotonde des Abonnés" (Members' Rotunda) and the "Grand Escalier" (Grand Staircase)

  • The architectural richness of the opera house

  • The splendid paintings and sculptures

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1 hr 30 mins

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • English
  • French

Opening times 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Be amazed by stunning interiors of the Opéra Garnier. Come and marvel at its architectural richness, its artistic treasures and its majestic auditorium on a tour that leaves no stone unturned!

Let the surroundings and the guide's commentary carry you through the history of this eminent building, from the era of the Second Empire right up to the present day.

Commissioned by Napoleon III as part of his great project to renovate Paris, the Opéra Garnier is Europe's largest opera house, and a stunning example of Second Empire architecture. 

Your guide will take you on a tour of this exceptional palace, beginning with a chance to explore the Rotonde des Abonnés, the magnificent reception room where members of the opera house would gather before a show. If you look closely, you'll be able to make out the architect's signature amongst the elaborate decorations.

Fall under the spell of the enigmatic Pythia sculpture, before ascending the Grand Staircase which leads to the main auditorium as well as the various reception rooms and foyers. All kinds of artistic treasures, including numerous paintings and sculptures, are displayed within the opera house, just waiting to be discovered!

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Tour times: 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12-noon, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm (depending on the day and language – pick a day on the booking calendar to see availabilities)
  • Languages: French, English (depending on the time)
  • Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Location: central Paris, 75009
  • Getting there: metro Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8) or Auber (RER A)
  • The tour begins at the time indicated. Late arrivals will not be able to take part in the visit and the tour will not be reimbursed or modified
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour to take place
  • Reduced tariff for children aged 3 to 10 years
  • Animals not permitted
  • As the Palais Garnier is an active venue, access to the main auditorium cannot be guaranteed in view of artistic or technical considerations
  • This visit does not include a behind-the-scenes tour
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
This activity cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • Admission to the Opéra Garnier
  • The services of a tour guide

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)
  • Admission to a show
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

542 reviews
  • Thierry F.
    Nov 23, 2018
  • UN JOYAU FRANÇAIS A VISITER EN VISITE GUIDÉE. CETTE VISITE A ÉTÉ SANS NUL DOUTE UN MOMENT QUI NOUS A PERMIS DE MIEUX COMPRENDRE SON HISTOIRE. LA GUIDE EST PASSIONNÉE PAR SON TRAVAIL RENDANT CETTE VISITE PASSIONNANTE ET CAPTIVANTE.
    LAETITIA B.
    Nov 13, 2018
  • Visite très intéressante commentée par une excellente guide
    LOGRE M.
    Aug 4, 2018

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