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Palais Garnier, Paris

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Perhaps one of the most famous and opulent opera houses in the world, Palais Garnier was the setting for the 1910 novel "The Phantom of the Opera,” by Gaston Leroux. When you approach the façade, look up and you'll see the 7.5-m (25-ft) Beaux Arts statue known as L’Harmonie. Today, the opera house primarily produces ballet productions, which you can attend with advance tickets. Admission to an on-site museum, the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera Library-Museum), is included in unaccompanied tours of the opera house building. Be sure to admire the enormous bronze and crystal chandelier in the auditorium. You can dine in the L'Opéra Restaurant. Put Palais Garnier and other Paris attractions into our Paris travel route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I’ve visited again, this time with different friends. Very impressive place. This was the first time i was on the balcony facing the boulevards and the Cafe de la Paix. 
    I’ve visited again, this time with different friends. Very impressive place. This was the first time i was on the balcony facing the boulevards and the Cafe de la Paix.  more »
  • If you visiting Paris, highly recommending also visit Palais Garnier. Place de Opera. You will enjoy a lot! 
    If you visiting Paris, highly recommending also visit Palais Garnier. Place de Opera. You will enjoy a lot!  more »
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  • What a lovely place. One can feel the history and the high society spirit first hand. The hall and all corridors are beautifully decorated. Truly an experience. We went there for the concert midi. Great value for money. I can only recommend.
  • Definitely my favorite stop while visiting Paris. My daughter and I were visiting from NY and this was at the top of my 'must see' list. Aside from being absolutely breathtaking, it was our one stop that was thoroughly enjoyable and manageable. No long lines or shoulder to shoulder crowds (or tons of stairs...because I'm getting old), and we were able to take in everything in an afternoon...Though I still wish I could have just laid down on the floor and stared at the ceiling for a few more hours, because it was just so stunning, with so much detail you could never possibly absorb it all or capture it all in pictures.

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