What to expect
Dive into the fascinating world of the Opéra 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. The Opéra Garnier is an architectural masterpiece and an absolute must-see.
Opening hours of the Opera Garnier public spaces
- Open every day from 10h to 16h30
- Closed on January 1st and May 1st
- Last access 30 minutes before closing
- The visit of the theater can be restricted or made impossible for technical or artistic reasons.
Yu can also order a guided tour of the Opera.
During exhibition periods:
- Adult rate (from 26 years old) 14€
- Child rate (from 12 to 25 years old) 10€
Outside of exhibition periods:
- Adult rate (from 26 years old) 12€
- Child rate (from 12 to 25 years old) 8€
Free for children under 12 years old