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Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier

Le Grand Foyer du Palais Garnier - Salon octogonal Est

A 19th-century architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier Opera House, built by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875, is...

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75009 Paris

District : Opéra - Grands Boulevards

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A 19th-century architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier Opera House, built by Charles Garnier and opened in 1875, is the 13th opera house in Paris since the introduction of French opera by Louis XIV in 1669. Napoleon III commissioned it as part of the renovation works in the capital carried out under his command by Baron Haussmann.
A historical monument open to visitors during the day staging opera and dance. Don't forget to admire the ceiling painted by Chagall in the main auditorium.
Le Grand Foyer du Palais Garnier - Salon octogonal Est

Le Grand Foyer du Palais Garnier

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Opéra national de Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Opéra Garnier

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Opéra Garnier nuit

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The Palais Garnier Opera House

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Architectural style

Napoleon III style


Decorative Arts, History, Painting, Sculpture, Neoclassicism (18th century - 19th century), Romanticism (18th century - 19th century), Realism (19th century), Impressionism (19th century), Symbolism (19th century)



Services and facilities of the establishment

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish

Documentation in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese


Multiple languages available

Educational activities

Educational activities. Workshops for families with artist participation to familiarize children with the performing arts. Some 60 performances each year for children and teenagers to introduce them to the world of the music and dance. Fun-trail available to download for a visit to the Palais Garnier. For more information, email jeunepublic@operadeparis.fr

Combined tickets

Twin ticket with the Bibliothèque Musée de l'Opéra. In the 8 days following the issue of your entrance ticket to the Palais Garnier, you are entitled to a reduced rate ticket for the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée Gustave-Moreau and the Centre national du costume de scène de Moulins (03).

Gift shop

The 270 m² multimedia bookshop in the East wing is accessible from the building and from rue Halévy. The honey from the beehives on the roof of the Palais Garnier is sold here.


The Opéra Restaurant: booking is advised in advance on +33 (0) 1 42 68 86 80



Business area
Number of meeting rooms


Number of private rooms


Room rental


Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€10, €6 (students, under 25s)

Guided tour

Upon reservation only: - Tel: +33 (0)8 25 05 44 05 (€0.15 / min) - Email: benedicte@cultival.fr - www.cultival.fr/fr/opera-garnier Possibility of tours in foreign languages upon request.

Group tour

Upon reservation only: - Tel: +33 (0)8 25 05 44 05 (€0.15 / min) - Email: benedicte@cultival.fr - www.cultival.fr/fr/opera-garnier Possibility of tours in foreign languages upon request.


The unemployed and those on income benefits as well as Pass' Opéra Jeunes, Carte Culture and National French Library cardholders, (access to the reading room in the Bibliothèque Musée de l'Opéra).

Free for young people and children

Under 10s

Methods of payment
  • CB/Visa CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex Amex
Opening times
Opening times

The grand staircase, the foyer, the museum, the temporary exhibition area and the auditorium (when it isn't closed for performance or technical reasons) are open for visits every day from 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm).

Opening of ticket desks

30 minutes before closing

Exceptional opening

Easter, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, 8 May, Whitsuntide, Whit Monday, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December

Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris

Le Ballet de l'Opéra

from Wednesday 05 June 2013 to Sunday 01 September 2013

Paul, Rigal, Lock, danse contemporaine


from Tuesday 03 February 2015 to Friday 20 February 2015

Des univers chorégraphiques intenses.Ce programme réunit trois pièces spécialement créées pour le...

Song of the Earth, contemporary dance


from Tuesday 24 February 2015 to Thursday 12 March 2015

Exploring the human condition.John Neumeier anchors his work in a deep musical sensitivity, but it's...

The Abduction from the Seraglio, opera by Mozart


from Wednesday 21 January 2015 to Sunday 15 February 2015

Turkish delight.It's not that common for a young girl and her maid to be abducted at sea by pirates, who...

Le Cid, opéra de Massenet


from Friday 27 March 2015 to Tuesday 21 April 2015

De Corneille à Massenet…D’après la légende, Rodrigue Diaz de Vivar sauva le royaume de Castille en...

Alcestis, opera by Gluck


from Tuesday 16 June 2015 to Wednesday 15 July 2015

Love and sacrifice.This opera is based on the play Alcestis, by Euripedes. In Greek mythology, Alcestis was...

Ferruccio Furlanetto sings the Winter Journey by Schubert


from Sunday 10 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015

Schubert's winter voyage.Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a series of vignettes, of psychological...

L'Histoire de Manon, ballet


from Monday 20 April 2015 to Wednesday 20 May 2015

Manon: ballet from the source.Inspired by the heros of Abbé Prévost's story, choreographer Kenneth...

Paquita, ballet


from Saturday 02 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015

A tumultuous work.Théophile Gautier was enchanted by Joseph Mazilier's Paquita at its premier in...

Les Enfants du Paradis, ballet


from Thursday 28 May 2015 to Saturday 06 June 2015

Heavenly ballet.Drawing mainly on the poetic screenplay by Prévert directed by Marcel Carné, with Les...

The Wayward Daughter, ballet


from Monday 29 June 2015 to Tuesday 14 July 2015

Social commentary.A ballet in two acts, La Fille mal gardée (usually called "The Wayward...

Spectacle de l'école de danse de l'Opéra national de Paris


from Friday 03 April 2015 to Wednesday 08 April 2015

Démonstration d'excellence.Comme un écho aux célébrations du Tricentenaire de l’école française de...

Percussions et danse, spectacle


from Sunday 01 March 2015 to Sunday 01 March 2015

Un spectacle percutant.Vous le savez : la danse est intimement liée à la notion de rythme. Les...

Suk, Mozart, Dvorák, concert de musique de chambre


from Sunday 08 March 2015 to Sunday 08 March 2015

Un beau moment musical.Vous qui appréciez la musique de chambre, n'hésitez pas à vous rendre à ce...

Lekeu, Chausson, Debussy, concert de musique de chambre


from Sunday 03 May 2015 to Sunday 03 May 2015

Pépites musicales françaises.Vous aimez la musique de chambre ? La musique française vous passionne ?...

Cuivres et percussions, concert de musique de chambre


from Sunday 31 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015

Un concert percutant.Parmi toutes les familles d'instruments, l'on connaît souvent davantage les cordes,...

Bal de l'X


from Friday 29 May 2015 to Friday 29 May 2015

Un bal de haut niveau.Elément de votre patrimoine, le Bal de l'X accueille depuis 1879 et les premiers pas...

Concert de l'atelier lyrique


from Monday 23 March 2015 to Monday 23 March 2015

Une profonde musicalité.Si l'art lyrique vous fait vibrer, n'hésitez pas à venir applaudir les chanteurs...

Address details
Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris
GPS : 48.87064360000001 / 2.33211289999997

Telephone : +33 (0) 8 92 89 90 90 (0,34 € / min) - Fax : +33 (0) 1 40 01 24 19

Website : www.operadeparis.fr


District : Opéra - Grands Boulevards

  • Subway Opéra
  • Bus 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31, 39, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81
  • SNCF Gare Saint-Lazare
  • RER Auber
Adapted to disabled people
  • Adapted to mentally impaired Mental
  • Adapted to visually impaired Physical
Access facilities offered to disabled people

Adapted activities and workshops

More information on accessibility

Physical impairment: visits possible (lifts available). Access to the first dressing rooms, orchestra, museum library. Shop accessible by exterior lifts.Temporary exhibitions not accessible. Disabled toilets.
Mental disability: group guided tours (20 people maximum) with Cultival: tel. +33 (0)1 42 46 92 04.
Visit handistrict.com for a full description of accessibility at Palais Garnier, certified by the Paris Ile-de-France Comité Régional du Tourisme.

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