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Paris Opera House is called the Palais Garnier or Opera Garnier. The opera is the most beautiful monument in Paris. It's famous for ballets, operas and concerts. The opera Garnier is opened to visitors.
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.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.