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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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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

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...

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...

Brass and Percussions, chamber music concert


from Sunday 31 May 2015 to Sunday 31 May 2015

A wonderful sound.Of all the families of instruments, often it's the strings that are in the limelight in...

Platée, opera de Jean-Philippe Rameau


from Monday 07 September 2015 to Thursday 08 October 2015

Lyric comedy.A cruel and dazzling satire: Platée (Plataea) is the comedy-ballet that Jean-Philippe Rameau...

Capriccio, by Richard Strauss


from Tuesday 19 January 2016 to Sunday 14 February 2016

Declaration of love for the opera.For his last opera, Richard Strauss revived the old conflict between...

Iolanta, Casse-noisette, opéra et ballet de Tchaïkovski


from Monday 07 March 2016 to Friday 01 April 2016

Spectacle total.Confié au metteur en scène Dmitri Tcherniakov, ce programme associe tous les talents de...

Lear, opéra d'Aribert Reimann


from Friday 20 May 2016 to Sunday 12 June 2016

Du théâtre à l'opéra, il n'y a que quelques notes de musique…Désireux de se mesurer au Roi Lear de...

Jerome Robbins, Benjamin Millepied, George Balanchine, contemporary dance


from Tuesday 22 September 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

Contemporary tribute.In this work, choreographer Benjamin Millepied wanted to pay tribute to his...

20 danseurs pour le XXe siècle, spectacle


from Tuesday 22 September 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

Au plus près de vous.Cette célébration de la danse du XXe siècle vous invite à une promenade dans les...

2015-2016 Season Opening Gala


from Thursday 24 September 2015 to Thursday 24 September 2015

A fabulous opening to the season.The Opening Gala of the 2015-2016 season is set to be festive...

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Bartók - Beethoven - Schönberg, dance


from Wednesday 21 October 2015 to Tuesday 08 November 2016

Poetic mystery.This triptych traverses ten years of creation (1986 to 1995) and reflects on the singular...

Christopher Wheeldon, Wayne McGregor, Pina Bausch, danse contemporaine


from Tuesday 01 December 2015 to Monday 21 December 2015

Au cœur de la modernité.Cette soirée en hommage à Pierre Boulez rassemble trois grands moments de la...

Jérôme Bel, Jerome Robbins, danse contemporaine


from Friday 05 February 2016 to Saturday 20 February 2016

Exigence, excellence et intemporalité.Artiste majeur de la scène internationale, Jérôme Bel a...

Alexei Ratmansky, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, danse contemporaine


from Tuesday 22 March 2016 to Tuesday 05 April 2016

Modernité, romantisme et énergie.Quatre chorégraphes d'horizons différents mais tous marqués par...

Les Applaudissements ne se mangent pas de Maguy Marin, danse contemporaine


from Monday 25 April 2016 to Tuesday 03 May 2016

Applaudissez ce spectacle !Maguy Marin propose Les applaudissements ne se mangent pas, œuvre ambitieuse au...

Giselle, ballet by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot


from Friday 27 May 2016 to Tuesday 14 June 2016

Romantic ballet.The symbol of romantic ballet, Giselle or the Willis is a ballet composed by Adolphe Adam...

Le Corsaire with the English National Ballet, ballet


from Tuesday 21 June 2016 to Saturday 25 June 2016

Choreographic fantasy.A prestigious London company founded in 1950 by former dancers of the Russian Ballet,...

William Forsythe, danse contemporaine


from Monday 04 July 2016 to Saturday 16 July 2016

Une danse éblouissante, moderne et virtuose.Habitué de l'Opéra de Paris depuis près de trente ans,...

Diana Damrau en concert


from Tuesday 08 March 2016 to Tuesday 08 March 2016

Une voix envoûtante.Soprano colorature envoûtante, Diana Damrau possède tous les atouts pour envoûter...

Renée Fleming, Philippe Jordan, récital


from Sunday 27 March 2016 to Sunday 27 March 2016

Profondeur et intensité musicales.Deux personnalités majeures du paysage musical classique international...

Elina Garanca en concert


from Sunday 20 December 2015 to Sunday 20 December 2015

Une grâce puissante et une puissance gracieuse.Mezzo-soprano de renommée internationale, Elina Garanca...

Batsheva Dance Company, danse contemporaine


from Tuesday 05 January 2016 to Saturday 09 January 2016

Un spectacle dont vous allez être gaga !Invitée pour la première fois à l’Opéra de Paris, la...

Démonstrations de l'Ecole de Danse


from Saturday 05 December 2015 to Sunday 20 December 2015

Une institution prestigieuse.Institution séculaire, l’Ecole de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris, dirigée...

Spectacle de Danse de l'Ecole de Danse de l'Opéra de Paris


from Thursday 14 April 2016 to Monday 18 April 2016

Un spectacle féérique.Garante de la transmission de la tradition française, l'Ecole de Danse de l'Opéra...

Natalie Dessay en concert


from Sunday 11 October 2015 to Sunday 11 October 2015

Intimiste, profond et envoûtant.Parmi les sopranos françaises les plus connues au monde, figure Natalie...

René Pape en concert


from Sunday 07 February 2016 to Sunday 07 February 2016

Timbre de velours.Charisme et intelligence caractérisent René Pape ainsi, bien sûr, que la qualité de...

Schönberg, concert


from Tuesday 25 October 2016 to Tuesday 25 October 2016

Petite configuration et voix.Vous qui appréciez la musique de chambre et la musique contemporaine,...

Concert de l'Académie


from Saturday 09 April 2016 to Saturday 09 April 2016

Il était une voix Mozart…L'Opéra de Paris s'est doté d'une académie dont le but est à la fois de...

Schubert, Hummel, chamber music concert


from Sunday 04 October 2015 to Sunday 04 October 2015

Fine musical moment.If you are a fan of chamber music, don't miss this concert that highlights works by two...

Strauss, Zemlinsky, Korngold, concert de musique de chambre


from Sunday 17 January 2016 to Sunday 17 January 2016

Six fois plus de plaisir.Dans le domaine de la musique de chambre, le quatuor à cordes est largement...

Schumann, Reimann, concert de musique de chambre


from Sunday 24 April 2016 to Sunday 24 April 2016

Entre hier et aujourd'hui.Si l'on vous dit "musique de chambre", vous allez probablement penser...

Ravel, Saint-Saëns, concert de musique de chambre pour jeune public


from Sunday 22 May 2016 to Sunday 22 May 2016

Histoire, humour, enfance et musique.Vous le savez : la musique classique peut raconter des histoires et...

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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