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Palais Garnier, Paris

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Perhaps one of the most famous and opulent opera houses in the world, Palais Garnier was the setting for the 1910 novel "The Phantom of the Opera,” by Gaston Leroux. When you approach the façade, look up and you'll see the 7.5-m (25-ft) Beaux Arts statue known as L’Harmonie. Today, the opera house primarily produces ballet productions, which you can attend with advance tickets. Admission to an on-site museum, the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera Library-Museum), is included in unaccompanied tours of the opera house building. Be sure to admire the enormous bronze and crystal chandelier in the auditorium. You can dine in the L'Opéra Restaurant. Put Palais Garnier and other Paris attractions into our Paris travel route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If it already looks grand from the outside wait till you see the interiors. There are some stunning rooms which are worth visiting, including taking a glimpse at the Chagall ceiling in the... 
    If it already looks grand from the outside wait till you see the interiors. There are some stunning rooms which are worth visiting, including taking a glimpse at the Chagall ceiling in the...  more »
  • Palais Garnier has been on the list for a few visits to Paris, and we made it our top priority this trip. It was totally worth it. I would even recommend it as a site for a first trip to Paris. I... 
    Palais Garnier has been on the list for a few visits to Paris, and we made it our top priority this trip. It was totally worth it. I would even recommend it as a site for a first trip to Paris. I...  more »
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  • What a lovely place. One can feel the history and the high society spirit first hand. The hall and all corridors are beautifully decorated. Truly an experience. We went there for the concert midi. Great value for money. I can only recommend.
  • What an incredible place. Words can't describe how beautiful this building is. Touring around doesn't take too long, and the map guide is concise to make the experience all the better. I hope that one day I can catch a show here. I'm blown away by the beauty of this place.

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