"L'Opera" Opéra Garnier Tip by HJIL

Opéra Garnier, Paris: 139 reviews and 308 photos


I would not go especially just to see this, but I would recommend coming here in the evening when you areready for dinner. Check out the cool building, then find a restaurant on the street across from it. We loved Hippo, which is a chain restaurant in France. Behind the Opera, about a block back, are the two main department stores. I don't personally recommend them, but you should just pop in to see how overwhelming they are. Also on the same street as Hippo, close to the Opera, is a Tex-Mex restaurant that was a welcome change from the type of food that we were having every night. Then, after dinner, go and sit on the steps and just people-watch. Watch the people hanging out, the shady characters slinking around, and watch your wallet too. But there always seems to be something going on around there if you just sit the city will entertain you for a while.

Address: Place de l'Opéra , 75009
Directions: Opera metro stop, when you get off it is right behind you so you can't miss it.
Phone: 01 58 05 49 42
Website: http://www.operadeparis.fr/en/visits/palais-garnier

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 14, 2003
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