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Paris Opera House

Behind its breathtaking Belle Epoque public spaces, the Palais Garnier holds many secrets. You will visit the deep underground reservoir that inspired “The Phantom of the Opera”; the “cabestans” room below the stage, with its elaborate 19th-century machinery to manage special effects and sets; and the Foyer de la Danse, where wealthy patrons would shower favored performers with gifts. At the end of our experience, our expert storyteller will lead you through a secret passageway to enjoy a drink and discussion with the Friends of the Paris Opera in the elegant Coco’s restaurant, inside the Palais Garnier.

YOUR EXPERIENCE

A PRIVILEGED WELCOME at the foot of the Palais Garnier by our expert storyteller

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

A PRIVATE VISIT to rarely seen backstage areas that have helped create opera legend

LEARN about how Garnier’s opera house was shaped by an emperor’s ambition and a baron’s redesign of Paris

SEE the underground “lake” that inspired the author of “The Phantom of the Opera”

MEET members of the Friends of the Paris Opera over a glass of Champagne at Coco’s restaurant

A DISCUSSION of the role of Paris’s two operahouses - the Palais Garnier and the Bastille - in France and Europe’s cultural history and contemporary life

A GIFT of a special souvenir linked to the Palais Garnier

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