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Tickets for Opéra Garnier: Self-Guided Visit

The inspiration for Phantom of the Opera

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10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
  • Get your phantom on in the place that inspired the hit musical. Take a self-guided tour of the most beautiful opera house in the world
  • Discover the hidden nooks and crannies, see the temporary exhibition and the sweeping Grand Staircase
  • See the auditorium's famous Chagall ceiling and the 7-ton chandelier that hangs from its center

Opéra Garnier is a Parisian icon. To those in the know, this opulent opera and ballet house is as much a part of the cultural fabric of this city as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Tour Eiffel. And to everyone around the world, it's known as the setting for The Phantom of the Opera. Perhaps the most beautiful opera house in the world, Opéra Garnier is packed with history. Take a self-guided tour of this remarkable home of the music (of the niiiight).

Opéra Garnier (also known as Palais Garnier) has swinging chandeliers, a grand marble staircase leading to its Grand Foyer, and a 2,000 seat auditorium. You'll be transported to the rich elegance of yesteryear as you take a self-guided tour of this beautiful building.

Charles Garnier designed this opera house for Emperor Napoleon III, and construction began in 1862, but the project was held up by the discovery of an underground lake onsite. Tour groups aren't allowed down to the Phantom's lair, but considering how it turned out in Gaston Leroux's novel Phantom of the Opera, maybe that's for the best.

However, you will visit many hidden nooks and crannies that make this one of the largest theaters in the world (by acreage). See the impressive façade and its rose marble columns, check out the intricacies of the friezes, admire the auditorium's seven-ton chandelier and the Grand Foyer's mosaic-covered ceiling, and make sure to take in the temporary exhibitions.

Like the sweeping drama of the musical it inspired, everything you do in here will feel epic.

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What's included
  • Access to the Opéra Garnier
  • Access to all temporary exhibitions
  • Shows, plays, concerts, and events

Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance, after the security check.


Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Opéra Garnier
Rue Auber et Scribe, 75009, Paris
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Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

Take any public transport that stops at Opéra Garnier.


  • Last admission is 30 minutes before closure
Mar 19, 2018
While I know we missed out by not having the earphones for a tour, we still had a fantastic experience with a self-guided tour, especially for the price!!
Feb 27, 2018
Потрясающая архитектура! Обязательно надо посетить!
Feb 24, 2018
Very good! Very easy!!
Feb 17, 2018
Very good place
Feb 15, 2018
Great place to visit, enjoyed it thoroughly!
Feb 12, 2018
Quick and efficient and hassle free to buy on line and led to a quicker entry to the opera house. Lovely tour not too long.
My only disappointment was that you couldn’t enter any of the small boxes.
Jan 16, 2018
Beautiful architecture in a beautiful city
Jan 3, 2018
Perfect service
Jan 3, 2018
It was a nice one. The place is must to visit. Since there are security measures at the gates the ticket doesn't much skip the lines.
Jan 2, 2018
Magical place!

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