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Opera Garnier

This experience helps guests understand why the Opera Garnier is as fascinating as the colorful characters on its stage. The public spaces of the Opera Garnier are breathtaking, but the building holds many secrets. With an expert storyteller from the Opera, we make our way through rarely seen areas, including the deep underground reservoir that inspired the “The Phantom of the Opera.” We’ll also visit the “cabestans” room, below the stage, with its elaborate 19th-century machinery that was used to manage special effects and sets. The Opera played a key role in the culture of the city and helped draw so many fashion houses and jewelry emporiums to this part of Paris. We’ll visit the Foyer de la Dance, where wealthy patrons would ply favored performers with trinkets and finery. We end the visit with a glass of champagne in the elegant Coco’s restaurant.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

A PRIVILEGED WELCOME at the Palais Garnier by an expert storyteller from the Opera.

A PRESENTATION of Charles Garnier's vision for this entertainment palace built for Napoleon III.

A PRIVATE VISIT to the many backstage spaces for an unforgettable experience available to few.

LEARN how Charles Garnier re-interpreted the Palace of Versailles while inventing his very own style.

SEE THE FAMOUS underground “lake” that inspired the author of the "Phantom of the Opera."

MEET the Friends of the Opera Garnier (AROP) while enjoying a cocktail or flute of champagne at Coco's restaurant.

A DISCUSSION about the role the Opera Garnier and Bastille hold in France’s cultural history and contemporary life.

THE GIFT of a pot of honey from the Opera Garnier beehives.

 

Every Tuesday, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm

From our Gazette news section:

Opera Garnier, from the depths to the stars

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SANITARY MEASURES IN PLACE DURING OUR JOURNEYS

Small private groups

Physical distancing

Face masks provided

Hydroalchoholic gel available

ALL CARRIED OUT WITH THE UTMOST CARE FOR YOUR HEALTH & SAFETY