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Itinerary
Make your way to Paris' Opera Garnier, where you’ll meet your guide and group. Listen to your guide talk about the Charles Garnier–designed building, one of the largest and most opulent opera houses in Europe.

Step carefully over the inlaid mosaic floor of the Member's Rotunda, and then snap photos of the main staircase (Grand Escalier), covered with bronze friezes of Greek gods and goddesses. Hear about how Opera Garnier inspired the setting for Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera (and, later, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber).

Visit the impressive auditorium, and see the Grand Foyer, where patrons take a break between acts. Learn about Garnier's inspiration and his goals to make the building look like a typical French chateau. Afterward, you you can continue to explore on your own.

Upgrade your tour to visit the theater after hours, which means less crowds and a more intimate atmosphere.
Locations visited
Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
Opera district
Cultival
Overview

Learn the ins and outs of Paris’ Opera Garnier on this guided walking tour that covers all of the highlights. As you walk, listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the building and its neo-baroque architecture. Visit the auditorium, the Member's Rotunda, the Grand Escalier, and the Grand Foyer of one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Plus, enjoy free time to explore on your own after your tour.

Highlights
  • Go in-depth at Opera Garnier with commentary from an official guide
  • Headsets provided so you can hear your guide in the cavernous spaces
  • Free time to explore independently after the tour
  • Entrance fees included 
  • Upgrade to book an after-hours tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago
15 out of 5 Stars!!!!

Our tour guide was Rita de Cloe. She came in on her day off and, for me, it was worth every second. She was informative, engaging, kind, and hilarious. I wish I could bottle her up and have her explain every part of France and...More

Thank Ben E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Worth booking the tour

The tour itself was very good. The guide gave us lots of interesting information and facts. With the tour you are allowed down onto the floor to sit and take pictures and ask questions. My only complaint was that trying to enter the building and...More

Thank Lyndsay S
Reviewed 6 days ago
Must visit!!!

I booked this tour since it was close to my hotel and we had some time before leaving Paris. I was a welcome surprise and now I would recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. The ballroom is much better than the mirror room in Versalles....More

Thank Madol78
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worst tour I've taken

This was the least informative tour I've ever taken led by perhaps the most stereotypical rude French people. Firstly, our guide did not introduce herself. Her English was sub-par and barely explained anything of relevance. She gave no opportunities for questions. When I asked her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So pretty

This place is very elegant and fancy. The details of this place and it's decor is amazing. The place wasn't very crowded when we went which was around late morning but I think it got crowded as we were leaving. You don't need a whole...More

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Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Cultival, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Customer, Thank you for your review, we are glad you've spent a great time. Regards,

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abinaew
29 July 2018|
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Response from Joke060 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I forgot to mention the tours go for two hours!
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Alexa C
4 June 2018|
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Response from Joke060 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I’m not entirely sure? Probably less peopl. The tour however takes you I to the auditorium that is not available on a regular ticket which is a definite bonus!
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