Paris opera house
2017

The Paris Opera House is the Palais Garnier or Opera Garnier. This opera venue is considered one of the most beautiful attractions to visit in Paris. Famous for ballets, operas and concerts. A must-see, you can visit the opera Garnier. Enjoy most famous operas and ballets in the Capital. Address Paris Opera: place de l'Opera, 9th arrondissement. Metro: Opera.

The Paris Garnier was founded by Louis XIV in 1669. The facade of the Opera Garnier shows busts, sculptures of composers, Greek Gods, friezes, columns. 

Paris Opera Garnier facts

The top of the dome is semi-flattened with real gold.

Inside Paris Opera House, there is a vast lobby made with different colors of marble.

spectacular staircase.

The grand foyer is the largest room with huge mirrors and chandeliers.

The auditorium has 2 000 seats.

The Dance School of the opera was opened during the reign of Louis XIV. The original purpose of the school remained intact. The School mission is to train ballet dancers and to train professional dancers. 

Grand foyer inside Opera Garnier

Most beautiful opera house in Paris

Operas, ballets at Opera Garnier 2017
  • La Cenerentola at the Paris Opera on June 25, 30, July 2, 6, 8, 11, 13, 2017
  • La Sylphide at Palais Garnier on July 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 2017
  • Così fan tutte: Opéra National de Paris at the Palais Garnier in Paris September 12, 16, 18, 20, 25, 28, 30, October 3, 8, 10, 14, 21, 2017

Opera season Paris 2017/2018

Così Fan Tutte: Opera Garnier January 23 to February 19, 2017.
Opera "Così Fan Tutte" opera buffa in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Trompe-la-mort: Opera Garnier March 13 to April 5, 2017. Opera in two parts by Luca Francesconi

La Cenerentola: Opera Paris June 10 to July 13, 2017. Operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini

La Clémence de Titus: Opera Paris November 15 to December 25, 2017. Opera "La clemenza di Tito" opera seria in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadeus

Jephtha: Opera Paris January 13 to 30, 2018. Oratorio by Handel with a libretto by the Rev

Only the sound remains: Opera Paris January 23 to February 7, 2018

Le Château de Barbe-Bleue: Opera in Paris March 17 to April 11, 2018. Bluebeard's Castle is a one-act opera by Béla Bartók

Don Pasquale: Opera Paris June 9 to July 12, 2018. Opera buffa in three acts.

Hotels Paris Opera Garnier

Top 3 places to stay in PARIS

Hotel Scribe Paris managed by Sofitel a luxury establishment  near the Opera Garnier. Address: 1 rue Scribe Paris 9th arrondissement. Houses in an historic building, 213 rooms and suites. Fitness center.

Hotel InterContinental Paris Le grand is also a hotel very closed to the opera house. Beautiful hotel four star with a health and fitness center, a Spa. 470 rooms and 72 suites. Address: 2 rue Scribe Paris 9th arrondissement. A perfect stay for week-end, honeymoon.

Restaurants near Paris Opera House

Cafe de la Paix: 5 place de l'Opera. The President Charles de Gaulle took his lunch here. Very nice place. Include a seafood counter.

Chartier: 7 rue du Faubourg-Montmartre. Ten minutes by foot from the Opera. Very stunning decor of 1896. Cheap and old fashion menu. Go to the bd des Italiens, slight right to bd Montmartre, left at rue du Faubourg-Montmartre. Open Daily 11:30am-10pm

Estaminet Gaya: 17 rue Duphot. Eight minutes from the Paris Opera House. Head west on bd des Capucines, continue on bd de la Madeleine. Left on Duphot. Specialty of seafood, fish, bouillabaisse. Opening hours: Noon - 02:00 pm, 07:30 - 10:30 pm Mon-Fri

Aux Lyonnais: 32 rue st-Marc. Seven minutes to this pretty bistro. Head east on bd des Capucines. Continue on bd des Italiens. Right at rue Favard. Left at rue St-Marc. Closed Sat for lunch, Sunday and Monday. Chic terroir cooking. 

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