OPERA GARNIER DAY TOUR
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.
Duration : 90 min
Tour Language : English.
Price per person
From 17 €
* Official guide of Opera Garnier
* Entrance tickets
* Guided tour available in English
Not Included :
* Food and drinks
* Transfers to the Opera
* Backstage access
• The Opéra Garnier being a show site, we cannot guarantee systematic access to the auditorium.
• For artistic and technical reasons, the itinerary may be modified on the day of the tour by the Opera Garnier without the right to a refund or the possibility to reschedule.
• This tour does not include backstage access to the Opera Garnier
• The tour is not available to children below the age of 12
# WARNING : DUE TO NEW SECURITY MEASURES, IT IS REQUESTED THAT ALL VISITORS ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE VISIT #
Please present your voucher to the guided tours counter (on the right after the security check) in order to redeem your tickets (entrance at the corner of rue Auber and rue du Scribe). You will then be directed to your guide.
Please note that the Opera Garnier closes its doors for guided tours at 4:45 pm. You will be unable to join the tour if you arrive after this time. No refunds are possible in this case.
Emergency phone number:
Phone (Monday - Friday): +33(0)142467467
Phone (Saturday - Sunday): +33(0)173030707 / +33(0)625422891
Max per group : 30 people
Tour operated by our partner Cultival
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In the event you cancel your booking, cancellation fees will be charged as detailed below:
1) From 3 days prior to the event date, you will be charged a 100 % cancellation fee (No show)
2) 4 to 7 days prior to the event date, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
3) More than 7 days prior to the event, you will be charged a 5% cancellation fee
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Any interruption of the tour or service during its delivery, at the client's request, shall not give rise to any refund. Any customer who arrives after the start time of the excursion shall be considered a "no show" and not refunded, whatever the reason for their tardiness. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours without notice if the client’s comfort or safety so requires. This could happen in a force majeure case, during a strike or demonstration, an administrative decision or exceptional closure...