Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris

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Treasures of the Opera Garnier Tour in Paris
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Explore the decadent Opera Garnier in Paris on a 1.5-hour, comprehensive walking tour. Designed by French architect Charles Garnier in the late 1800s, this incredible Neo-Baroque opera house is one of Europe’s largest and is sure to leave you awestruck with its elegant interior. Explore the auditorium, main staircase (Grand Escalier), Grand Foyer and Member’s Rotunda with your expert guide, and hear how the building inspired the setting for the legendary ‘Phantom of the Opera’ musical.
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In Brief

Paris, France
1 hour 30 minutes
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palais Garnier, Place de l_Opera entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Paris France

In 1860, a contest was launched for the construction of a new opera house in Paris. It was young architect Charles Garnier's project that was unanimously adopted for its exuberant mix of ostentatious and eclectic baroque architecture. 73 sculptors and 14 painters worked on it until its inauguration in January 1875. Measuring 172m in length and 124m in breadth, the Opera Garnier is the largest opera house in Europe, with the capacity to welcome more than 2000 people.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 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


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Access to the backstage areas

Departure Point

Palais Garnier, Opéra Garnier, 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • 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.

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This place is beautiful better than Versailles. The art decor and architecture are well preserve. this is a must visit place
• Submitted 13 Dec 2019
Beautiful place to visit. We bought our tickets in advance through Viator and had an English-speaking tour guide. Would highly recommend this tour to those planning a visit.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Most beautiful building in Paris. Would have liked to hear more about the conductors, singers and orchestras. Focus was on audience and their fashions.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We had a very informative and relaxed tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and easy going. We really enjoyed the pace and thoroughness of the tour.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
This place has to be seen to be believed. The gold, crystal and marble. Simply stunning. The central chandelier surrounded by chargall artwork is amazing
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
What can one say - Opera Garnier is just mind blowing. The sheer majesty of the building justifies its former reputation as THE place to be seen. The informative guide takes you through the building explaining the design and history and how it weaves into the story of the Phantom of the Opera. The interior as well as the exterior of this building is a sight to behold - a lifetime memory.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
The Garnier Opera in Paris is a beautiful facility. Our tour guide gave us a wonderful history of the Opera as well as being very informative about the history of Paris during the time of the building of the Opera House. The only mention of the Phantom of the Opera was about box number 5 and 2 facts that led to writing of the book. So if you're looking for a more in-depth presentation about the Phantom of the Opera then look somewhere else. Overall tour of the Opera was excellent.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
This site was superb and beyond expectations. Our guide was very knowledgeable, taking time for all questions.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
Out tour guide was very knowledgeable.was on time and kept the tour going.i would definitely recommend this tour
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
We really enjoyed our tour of the Opera House. Very beautiful building full of "illusions" of opulence, which matched the theatrical aspect.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2019
Entry into Opera was in the rear. They were very organized! Guide was very Informative , got to see all the beauty and behind the scene.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
My daughter loves phantom of the opera so this was a must see. Guided tour takes you inside the opera house
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
An incredible building with all of the opulent Elegance that 19th century France could create. The interior is spectacular and the tour provided a historical context and a lot of hidden gems and explanation about aspects of the design. Well worth the visit!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A guided tour was the ONLY way I would suggest visiting this beautiful building, full of historic details and stories. Our tour guide was fabulous, articulate and fun ! I would definitely suggest this tour.
• Submitted 13 May 2019
The outside is fantastic. The inside hides the true beauty of this building. Amazing interior and nice history during the tour.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
I loved this tour ! the guide was very knowledgeable and the tour very interesting! Opera Garnier is beautiful! I even booked N opera show for the same day! it was excellent .I recommend it.
• Submitted 29 Jan 2019
One of the best tours in Paris that we participated in. With such history the tour could have been twice as long. We loved it!
• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
I learned so much about the architect and was able to see the beautiful interior. it was such a great experience.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2018
I have forgotten the tour guide's name but she was excellent. She was very knowledgeable in the history, art and architecture of the Paris Opera. It was well worth the cost.I very highly recommend it.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2018
I'm so glad we booked this tour of the Opera House. It was very crowded, but we had no problem getting in. This is an amazingly beautiful building, and we all thought it was the nicest building in Paris. We got to go in to the opera hall and sit in the seats, which is something you can't do if you're not on a tour. The Marc Chagall ceiling is stunning to sit under, and the origin of the Phantom of the Opera was interesting to hear. We highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2018
It was very beautiful and very good guide made it very interesting. After a few trips to Paris I was pleased I did this tour
• Submitted 17 Oct 2018
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018
Guide was excellent......would suggest you describe the meeting point at the Opera House....:"Ticket Sales Area"
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018
The Opera House is beautiful, and it is worth seeing behind the scenes.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2018

In Brief

Paris, France
1 hour 30 minutes
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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