Visit The Palais Garnier
Discover a unique and prestigious place in the heart of Paris
Discover a unique and prestigious place in the heart of Paris: the Palais Garnier.
Several visits are to be discovered:
Intermezzo visit to the Palais Garnier: Through the rooms of the Opera accessible to the public, discover the extraordinary history of the Palais Garnier, a monument of architecture and a total work of art.
Visit Palais Garnier in the Belle Epoque: Go back in time with Charles Garnier, experience the atmosphere of the temple of social life in the 19th century, let yourself be transported and join the dance!
Visit The Mysteries of the Palais Garnier (after closing): Discover all the secrets of the Paris Opera in this visit outside opening hours to the general public. In a cozy atmosphere discover or rediscover a timeless place.
The Palais Garnier: a hymn to magic
Initiated by Napoleon III after an attempted attack and inaugurated in January 1875, it was after 15 years of work carried out by Charles Garnier, an architect unknown at the time, that the Palais Garnier was born. Today, this building, also called Opéra Garnier is one of the most emblematic monuments of the 9th arrondissement.
Spread over an area of 11,000 m², this eclectic style building will charm you with its many influences: Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles...
Enter the largest opera house in France and enjoy its famous grand staircase, the Bassin de la Pythie or its sumptuous grand foyer and lounges.
Individual Rates & Information
Less than 10 years old
Single price visit
Doors open at 10 a.m. Due to Vigipirate checks, please arrive 30 minutes before your visit time.
Luggage is not accepted on site and no lockers are available for security reasons.
Guided tours will take place with a maximum of 30 visitors per guide.
Due to the cultural programming of the Opera, access to the performance hall cannot be guaranteed.
Free for children under 4 and Accompanying people with disabilities.
* Under 25, People with disabilities, Seniors (+65), Job seekers, Students
1 rue Auber
Metro: Opera / Chaussée d'Antin (L3 / L7 / L8)
Bus: 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81, 95
Parking: Haussmann Galeries Lafayette 75009 Paris
The Arop, Association for the Outreach of the National Opera of Paris, offers you unique private tours of the Palais Garnier. The latter reveals its most secret places to you, such as the "Lac de l'Opéra", the sewing workshops or the mysterious "castans room".
The funds collected through the sale of backstage tours are used to finance the activities of the Opéra national de Paris: shows, tours, educational projects, or even the purchase of equipment for the workshops.
And discover the Arop here: https://arop.operadeparis.fr/