" Opéra National de Paris Bastille" Place de la Bastille Tip by sim1

Place de la Bastille, Paris: 61 reviews and 133 photos

  Opera National de Paris Bastille
by sim1

Also located on the Place de la Bastille is the interesting building of the Opéra National de Paris Bastille. It is hard not to notice this building as it is in such a sharp contrast with the more historical surroundings. But I can't say it is ugly, or out of tone with the rest, I actually found the architecture rather interesting and fascinating to look at. Unfortunately with the busy square in front of it, it wasn't so easy to get a good view (especially with the camera) of the whole building.

I haven't been inside, although I wouldn't mind taking a peek there! The design on the outside is quite impressive and it made me wonder how the inside would be like. The Opera building was inaugurated on July 13, 1989, on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

When talking about opera, one name here on VT comes to mind right away: VT member Nemorino. He has been to Paris recently and saw no less then 8 operas during his stay. So if you are interested in seeing an opera, do drop by on his pages, he has a wealth of information about the opera on them.

Address: Place de la Bastille
Directions: Place de la Bastille
In the quarter 'Marais'
12th Arrondissement
Métro stop: Bastille

Phone: +33 2 62 86 46 21
Website: http://www.operadeparis.fr/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 29, 2006
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