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Opéra Garnier Tickets

Visit one of the world's most famous opera houses in Paris

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One of the crown jewels of Parisian architecture, the Palais Garnier, its golden foyers with glimmering chandeliers, and painted frescoes on the ceiling, should definitely not be missed.

The Palace's Opéra Garnier – an auditorium cloaked in red velvet – is especially unmissable, and only accessible through a guided tour.

In addition to an entry ticket, you can opt in for a self-guided tour, or a guided tour with an expert.

A self-guided tour takes about 1 hour. You'll be equipped with an audio guide that will lead you throughout the palace, except the auditorium. Be sure to bring cash to get an audio guide at the entrance.

A 90-minute guided tour gets you access to everything, including the auditorium, the balconies, and as close to the stage as possible. Book a tour early in the day to avoid opera rehearsal conflicts.

Take advantage of Paris' extensive metro system and get out at Opera from lines 3, 7, or 8.

If going by RER, you can take line A and get off at Auber.

Or, take any one of these bus routes to the Opera Garnier: 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81 and 95.

Tickets overview

  • Witness the Rotonde des Abbonées, a circular vestibule dripping in gold, featuring depictions of Greek mythological figures
  • Palais Garnier was named a "Monument Historique" in 1923 and is protected by the French government
  • A tragic accident at the venue served as the inspiration for Gaston Leroux's best-known work, Phantom of the Opera
  • Set your eyes on the sparkling chandeliers adorning the all-marble Grand Escalier
  • Gaze up at the elaborately painted ceilings, one of which was completed by contemporary artist Marc Chagall

No need to have tickets for a performance to enter the luxurious confines of the Opéra Garnier – visitors can access one of Paris' top attractions any time with an entry ticket. Add a self-guided or small-group tour to enrich your experience.

With 480,000 visitors per year, you'll want to book in advance to secure your spot.

Your entry ticket allows access to the beautifully decorated interior of Palais Garnier – the inspiration for Phantom of the Opera – as well as a rotating menu of temporary exhibitions hosted at the venue.

  • Access to the venue may be impacted by performances and rehearsals – check the current schedule before you book!
  • Most places inside Opéra Garnier are wheelchair accessible (except for some temporary exhibition spaces)
  • Cloakroom is not available to visitors
  • Luggage and large bags, pushchairs, kick scooters, and skateboards are not allowed
  • Located inside, CoCo Restaurant is open daily with an à la carte menu at lunchtime (12:00 - 15:00), dinner (19:00 - 23:00), and brunch on the weekend

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Brigitte,  Germany Germany
05 Jun 2024
Excellent
Nice restaurant, good food and excellent singers and piano players. We loved the show dinner. Not the last time there. Best wishes to all. 🤩🤩
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Amanda,  Ireland Ireland
02 Jun 2024
Good
Fantastic to be able to wander around such a magnificent building. I regret not getting the audio to listen as we viewed the building.
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Payton,  United States United States
29 Jun 2024
Excellent
Was an absolutely amazing experience it was absolutely breathtaking and wish I could of been able to go into box 3 or the basement areas/ backstage that would of been cool but overall i...
Was an absolutely amazing experience it was absolutely breathtaking and wish I could of been able to go into box 3 or the basement areas/ backstage that would of been cool but overall i experienced the inner theater girl in me while humming masquerade while going down those gorgeous stairs
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About: Opéra Garnier

This 19th-century architectural masterpiece was built by Charles Garnier at the wishes of Emperor Napoleon III. It's located at the Place de l'Opera, a square in Paris's 9th arrondissement.

The insides of the Opéra Garnier boast some stunning Beaux-Arts architecture, like the 30-m high marble Grand Staircase. Its intricate interior inspired Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera (and thus Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit musical), making this the perhaps the most famous opera house in the world.

Opéra Garnier
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Opéra Garnier
Place de l'Opéra, 75009, Paris
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