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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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Place de l'Opéra

75009 Paris

District : Opéra - Grands Boulevards

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Description
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

© Opéra National de Paris - JP Delagarde

Opéra national de Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

Opéra Garnier

© OTCP - David Lefranc

Opéra National de Paris © Thinkstock

Opéra Garnier nuit

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The Palais Garnier Opera House

© OTCP - David Lefranc

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Architectural style

Napoleon III style

Collections

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

Statute

National

Services and facilities of the establishment
Services

Educational activities, Audioguide, Gift shop, Restaurant

Visits in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish

Documentation in a foreign language

English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese

Audioguide

Multiple languages available

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 Opéra is sold here.

Restaurant

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

Other

Bookshop

Business area
Number of meeting rooms

1

Number of private rooms

7

Room rental

Yes

Information on room rental

The public spaces around the Palais Garnier, organised around the Grand Foyer, the Grand Escalier and the performance room, are made up of rooms and foyers that welcome cocktail evenings and galas (up to 1400 people for cocktail dinners and 900 people for dinner on the Premières loges level).

Entrance fees and modalities
Independent tour

€10, €6 (students, under 25s)

Guided tour

€14.50 - 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.

Free

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
Exceptional closure

Every day: 10am-5pm (10am-1pm on performance days) except exceptional events. From mid-July - end of August: Open every day 10am-6pm.

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

Events
Gala to open the season

from Thursday 24 September 2015 to Thursday 24 September 2015

The gala evening at the Opéra national de Paris launches the new season and brings together all the artists.


Capriccio

from Tuesday 19 January 2016 to Sunday 14 February 2016

The Palais Garnier presents the German opera 'Capriccio', the last opera by composer and conductor Richard Strauss.


Lear

from Friday 20 May 2016 to Sunday 12 June 2016

The opera, by German composer and pianist Aribert Reinmann, will be performed at the Palais Garnier.


Bel / Millepied / Robbins

from Friday 05 February 2016 to Saturday 20 February 2016

Spectacle de danse réunissant les oeuvres de Jérôme Bel, Benjamin Millepied, Jérôme Robbins sur la scène du Palais Garnier


Giselle, ballet de Jean Coralli/Julles Perrot

from Friday 27 May 2016 to Tuesday 14 June 2016

Giselle, un des ballets les célèbre de la danse classique se jouera sur la scène du Palais Garnier, du 27 mai au 14 juin 2016


Iolanta / Casse-Noisette, opéras de Tchaikovski

from Monday 07 March 2016 to Friday 01 April 2016

Sur la scène du Palais Garnier, "Iolanta" et "Casse-Noisette" un programme exceptionnel qui associe tous les talents de l'Opéra de Paris


English National Ballet / Tamara Rojo

from Tuesday 21 June 2016 to Saturday 25 June 2016

La troupe de l'English National Ballet est pour la première fois invitée à danser sur la scène de l'Opéra de Paris


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

Event website : www.operadeparis.fr

Access

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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