Paris Opera Garnier 1.5 Hour Walking Tour with Admission

Cultural & Theme Tours in France

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Explore the decadent Opera Garnier in Paris on a 1.5-hour, comprehensive walking tour. Designed by French architect Charles Garnier in the late 1800s, this incredible Neo-Baroque opera house is one of Europe’s largest and is sure to leave you awestruck with its elegant interior. Explore the auditorium, main staircase (Grand Escalier), Grand Foyer and Member’s Rotunda with your expert guide, and hear how the building inspired the setting for the legendary ‘Phantom of the Opera’ musical.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris, Paris, Ile-de-FranceIn 1860, a contest was launched for the construction of a new opera house in Paris. It was young architect Charles Garnier's project that was unanimously adopted for its exuberant mix of ostentatious and eclectic baroque architecture. 73 sculptors and 14 painters worked on it until its inauguration in January 1875. Measuring 172m in length and 124m in breadth, the Opera Garnier is the largest opera house in Europe, with the capacity to welcome more than 2000 people.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Guided tour with an official tour guide from the Opera Garnier
  • Audio equipment for listening to the guide on the day tour
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the backstage areas

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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