"Recently Refurbished. Looks Brand New." Opéra Garnier Tip by lohki

Opéra Garnier, Paris: 139 reviews and 308 photos


Since my hotel was very close to the Opera house I did spend some time in this neighbourhood. Sadly I didn?t have the opportunity to see a performance or take the tour? this time. I am looking forward to seeing the ceiling, painted by Marc Chagall (1964).

For such a large building I find it difficult to believe that it only seats 2000 people and the fact that underneath the building there is ACTUALLY a small lake. So if Paul Leroux didn?t make up the lake? Does that mean there REALLY IS a ?Phantom of the Opera??

Charles Garnier designed this magnificent building for Napoleon III and it was THE place to see and be seen!

It is still a great place to hang out and absorb the city and her people. Have a seat on the steps or choose a well place table at Café de la Paix across the street.

Address: Place de l'Opéra , 75009
Directions: Metro: Opéra
Phone: 01 58 05 49 42
Website: http://www.operadeparis.fr/en/visits/palais-garnier

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 13, 2006
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