COVID-19 : Nos visites sont annulées jusqu’au 19 juillet inclus. Après cette date, toutes les visites reprennent excepté pour les sites suivants qui reprendront en septembre/octobre : Rungis, CNAM, Manufacture des Gobelins, Mobilier National, Unesco, Musée YSL /////// Our tours are canceled until July 19th. After this date, all our tours resume except for Rungis Market, CNAM, Manufacture des Gobelins and Mobilier National, UNESCO and Yves Saint Laurent Museum for which the visits will resume in September/October.

The Opera Garnier Day tour

Opera Garnier
Just like the audiences of the past, you’ll enter the Palais Garnier via the Members’ Rotunda, where you will discover the architect’s signature design and the arabesque decorations of the ceiling. Your guide will then explain the building’s history with all the twists and turns that have led to the construction of the palace in its current form for us to admire today.

You will then pass in front of the fascinating statue of Pythia before reaching the Grand Staircase, the pinnacle of high society, where the audience paraded themselves in their finery before taking their seat in the auditorium. You’ll be impressed by the volume and the height of the nave as you take the opportunity to contemplate Charles Garnier’s ornamentation. Your guide will draw your attention to the materials used in his grandiose décor: marble, onyx, copper, mosaic, gold leaf, stucco and metal frames as well as paintings and sculptures.

Your tour will then continue in the Grand Foyer. This majestic location is lined with mirrors and large bay windows, with the space overlooking the Avenue de l’Opéra and the district’s Haussmann-style 19th century architecture, which itself is inspired by châteaux of the French Renaissance. Finally, your tour guide will take you to the Glacier Rotunda, which was completed at a later date than the rest of the Palace, with a Belle Époque aesthetic with décor that recalls the social and artistic events of the room’s past.

With its many sculptures and paintings, the Palais Garnier operates both as a museum and as a theatre at once.

>> Discover also our guided tour after opening hours
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Min. billing : 1 per person - Max per group : 30 per person

For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non compliance with the age limits.

Essential information

COVID-19 : Visits of the Palais Garnier are suspended until the at least April 15th.
The confirmation of visits scheduled from April 16th onwards is therefore subject to changes in the situation and the directives to the Palais Garnier is subject.

The Palais Garnier, being a show site, for technical or artistic reasons, we cannot guarantee systematic access to the Auditorium. A proof of identity will be required as a deposit for earphones.
For security reason no left luggage is available at the Opera Garnier.

A taste of the visit

"Visite guidée du palais garnier"
Reviewed 13/08/2019 by Natnano91
Merci à notre guide Marion avec qui nous avons passé un très bon moment culturel. Très belle visite. » more

"Visite Opéra Garnier"
Reviewed 12/06/2019 by narhya
La visite était très intéressante. Elle permet de découvrir le palais garnier en 1h30 (on peut ensuite faire un tour seul). La guide (Marion) était sympathique et a rendu la visite très vivante... » more

Additional informations

  • Address
    • Opera Garnier
    • 1, rue Auber
    • 75009 Paris
  • Access
    • Métro : Opéra (L3, L7, L8), Auber (RER A)
    • Bus : 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 53, 66, 68, 81, 95
  • Practical information
    • Disabled access
    • Bar inside
    • Taxi stand
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
Opera Garnier Day tour

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