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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris

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Learn the ins and outs of Paris’ Opera Garnier on this guided walking tour that covers all of the highlights. As you walk, listen to your guide's commentary on the history of the building and its neo-baroque architecture. Visit the auditorium, the Member's Rotunda, the Grand Escalier, and the Grand Foyer of one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Plus, enjoy free time to explore on your own after your tour.
  • Go in-depth at Opera Garnier with commentary from an official guide
  • Headsets provided so you can hear your guide in the cavernous spaces
  • Free time to explore independently after the tour
  • Entrance fees included 
  • Upgrade to book an after-hours tour
What to Expect
Make your way to Paris' Opera Garnier, where you’ll meet your guide and group. Listen to your guide talk about the Charles Garnier–designed building, one of the largest and most opulent opera houses in Europe. Step carefully over the inlaid mosaic floor of the Member's Rotunda, and then snap photos of the main staircase (Grand Escalier), covered with bronze friezes of Greek gods and goddesses. Hear about how Opera Garnier inspired the setting for Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera (and, later, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber). Visit the impressive auditorium, and see the Grand Foyer, where patrons take a break between acts. Learn about Garnier's inspiration and his goals to make the building look like a typical French chateau. Afterward, you you can continue to explore on your own. Upgrade your tour to visit the theater after hours, which means fewer crowds and a more intimate atmosphere.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Palais Garnier, Opéra Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the backstage areas
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old
  • Access to the auditorium of the Opera Garnier is not guaranteed as it may be closed for technical or artistic reasons
  • On the day tour the guide will talk into a microphone and you will be able to hear clearly using a broadcast system provided by the Opera Garnier. One ID card or passport will be required as a guarantee for the audio equipment.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Go on the tour for access to some amazing photo opportunities such as the auditorium with beautifully ornate craft in every detail. The guide was very knowledgeable and would have been delighted to share further knowledge however the tour is disadvantaged by its use of
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While in Paris for the Leonardo exhibit my husband and I bought tickets to a guided tour of the old opera house. Finding our group and getting the appropriate tickets was a trying experience which could have been avoided with clear instructions after booking online. If you
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 4 days ago
Dear customer, We are glad you enjoyed the visit. We are waiting for you for a new Cultival experience. Best regards, All the team
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The Opera Garnier is a Parisien must see! It’s beautiful, has a fascinating history, and is totally worth the 2 hours to visit. We bought our tickets a few weeks before the tour which turned out to be a good thing as many of the tours sell out the day of. We had a little trouble
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Visitor, Thanks for your confidence in us. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discover our new visits on our website. Best regards, Cultival Team
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Beautful building, excellent tour guide, interesting and informative. Opera Garnier is well worth a visit.
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Response from Cultival, Responsable relations clients at Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Visitor, Thanks for your confidence in us.tp Don’t hesitate to contact us to discover our new visits on our website Best regards, Cultival Team
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This the biggest disappointment that we have experienced in our visit to Paris. Nowhere on the website was it indicated that there would be multiple tours all starting at the same time and visiting en masse together. We were given headsets for the tour. Because all the tour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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