Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier Member

Place de l'Opéra - 75009 Paris

Opéra - Grands Boulevards - 9e Arrondissement



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.

Architectural style

  • Napoléon III


  • Arts décoratifs
  • Histoire
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese

Visitor tools

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

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).


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

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€12 or €11 (Except period of exhibition)

Group tour

Upon reservation only: - Tel: +33 (0)8 25 05 44 05 (€0.15 / min) - Email: - 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
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex

Exceptional closure

January 1st, May 1st, performance day on the morning and special events (information on Opéra national de Paris website)

Opening times

10 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4.30 pm) from the beginning of september until mid-july
10 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm) from mid-july to the beginning of september
Different schedule on performance day : 10 am to 1 pm (last entry at 12.30 pm)

Exceptional opening

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

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Opéra National de Paris - Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris

  • Subway - Opéra
  • RER - Auber
  • SNCF - Gare Saint-Lazare
  • Bus - 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31, 39, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits

Accessibility information

- 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 for a full description of accessibility at Palais Garnier, certified by the Paris Ile-de-France Comité Régional du Tourisme.

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Monument in the same district: Opéra - Grands Boulevards

Monument in the same arrondissement: 9th arrondissement

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