Opera Garnier by night
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Opera Garnier

Visit the Opera Garnier, one of the most impressive monuments in Paris!

Inside, you’ll discover a unique atmosphere and be stunned by the Grand Staircase and its 30 meter high nave, the Grand Foyer, its mirrors and the gilding inspired by Versailles Castle itself, the French-style auditorium and its ceiling painted by Marc Chagall… 

Opera Garnier by night

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Useful information

If you want to visit the Opera Garnier, you may need to know that in order to prepare for the Ballet performances, the Opera may be closed on occasion. Check the opening days on the official website before planning your visit.

I suggest you to take the audioguide which is really good and totally worth the price (5€).

There are guided visits in English everyday at 11 am & 2:30 pm (adult : 17 €/ -26 : 12,50 €/ -10: 9,50 €). There’s no need to book in advance, just make sure to arrive 30 minutes before the tour to get your ticket. 

You’ll have a discount on the ticket price, if you combine it with a ticket for Orsay Museum or Gustave Moreau Museum. 

During the Covid-19 period, the opera gives you the opportunity to watch ballets online for free!

Click below!

Opening hours

10 am to 5:30 pm
Last admission at 4:30 pm


  • Adult : 12€ *
  • 12-25 years old : 8€ *
  • Less than 12 years old : free

*+2€ exhibition period

Métro Station

Opéra (lines 3, 7, 8 or RER A)

If you need more information, or want me to book tickets in advance for you, click below!

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Macarons box pierre herme to take away

Tasting macarons at Pierre Hermé pastry shop (39, avenue de l’Opéra)

Visiting Fragonard Perfume museum (3-5 Square de l’Opéra-Louis Jouvet

Having Ramen in the Japanese district (rue Sainte Anne/Rue des Petits Champs)

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