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Palais Garnier Paris Opera House

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Tickets to visit the Opera Garnier

Self-guided tour

  • Discover the treasures of the Opera Garnier's public areas
  • Access to all temporary exhibitions

Combined tickets

Visit of the Opéra Garnier and Sightseeing Cruise on the Seine

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  • E-ticket for Opera Garnier
  • Cruise on the Seine (departure from Pont de l'Alma, duration 1h10)
€26.30 €31

Opera Garnier and Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

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  • Access to the Opéra Garnier + all temporary exhibitions
  • Entrance to Sainte-Chapelle
€25.10 €26.50

What to expect

Dive into the fascinating world of the Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier, which was designed by Napoleon III, and built by Charles Garnier, a young architect with little experience who became known internationally by Gaston Leroux and his Phantom of the Opera. A symbol of Paris, it is the only active theatre in the world to be both a place of art as well as a magnificent building bursting with history. As always, the Opera house today is itself an artwork and a true architectural gem, with its imperial crown dome fancy theater curtain through which one can glide to reach the grand staircase. Under the Palais Garnier dome, among the gilding and red velvet, the monumental fresco by Marc Chagall is striking and unusual in its modernity. The windows of the Grand Foyer, overlooking the avenue are every bit as good as the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Paris Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and an absolute must-see.

Opening Hours of the Public Spaces at the Opéra Garnier

  • Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from mid-July to the end of August)
  • Closed on January 1st and May 1st
  • Last admission 1 hour before closing.


  • Adult rate (from 26 years old) 14€
  • Child rate (from 12 to 25 years old) 10€

Free for children under 12 years old


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Customer Reviews

4.9/5121 reviews

April 17th 2024

Trés bien.
Le Palace c'est magnifique.
Il manque le audio guide.

Ella K.
April 16th 2024

The Opera Garnier is magnificent!
We suggest to get an audio guide at the place.

Varga-Dudás J.
March 20th 2024
The Opera house was beautiful. I definetly recommend to purchase the 8€ audio guide, it adds so much to the experience.
Sonia M.
February 21st 2024
All good , very impressive palais , we loved it .
Anoopkumar P.
January 6th 2024
It was a great experience!
Joanna M.
January 5th 2024
Beautiful building with great history. They were setting up for the Nutcracker but still was beautiful to see. The site allowed me to purchase last minute, same day, and we got in no problem.
Linda D.
October 13th 2023

the self guided tour is the best way to travel through the opera house. You do not have a time limit and can see one of the most beautiful buildings both inside and outside, to see in Paris.

Philip O.
August 20th 2023
The place was magnificent. The self guided software program was pretty good too.
Lisa S.
August 16th 2023
The Audio tour was a little hard to follow to know where to go but it was very good.


Angle des rues Scribe et Auber
75009 Paris
Parking lot
Meyerbeer (Opera), 4 Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin - 75009 Paris
Public transportation
9Chaussée d'Antin la Fayette
EHaussmann Saint-Lazare

Common questions

Who painted the ceiling of the Paris Opera House?

The ceiling of the Opéra Garnier was painted by Marc Chagall in 1964. The frescoes in the dome of the Paris Opera extend over an area of 220 m².

Can you visit the Paris Opera House?

If you want to go inside de Paris Opera House, you can buy ticket for a show or visit it during the day.

Where is the Paris Opera House?

There are actually 2 operas in Paris. The more modern Opéra Bastille is located on Place de la Bastille. The Palais Garnier is located on Place de l'Opéra in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Only the Opéra Garnier, the oldest opera house in Paris is open to visitors.

Is Palais Garnier free?

If you want to walk inside Palais Garnier, you will have to pay for it. To visit the Paris Opera House, the price is 14 €. The visit is free for children under 12.

What to visit near the Opéra Garnier?

The Opéra Garnier is located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. We are close to Boulevard Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette, less than 5 minutes from Paradox Museum Paris, 15 minutes from Musée Grévin, the wax museum of Paris but also of the Musée du Louvre, less than 9 minutes from Place Vendôme and Place de la Madeleine . As you walk down Avenue de l'Opéra towards the Louvre and the Seine, stop to visit Place du Palais Royal and its famous Buren columns.

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