"Palais Garnier" Opéra Garnier Tip by xiquinho

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  Palais Garnier
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Built in 1860 by the young architect Charles Garnier with his vision of a new opera, he designed the "Opera Garnier" in the style of the Second Empire. It was completed in 1875 in the early days of the Third Republic. It is the largest opera theatre in the world staging enough for 450 players.

It is of interest to note that the massive opera house was constructed above a subterranean river that still teeds an underground artificial lake to this day. The Phantom of the Opera, created by Gaston Leroux, is said to continue his sinister doings down below.

Address: Place de l'Opéra , 75009
Directions: Metro line 3,7 or 8 : Opera
RER A : Auber

Phone: 01 58 05 49 42
Website: http://www.opera-de-paris.fr/

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  • Updated Oct 23, 2004
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