L’Opera Bastille is in Place de la Bastille in the 11th arrondissement on the eastern side of Paris. The project was initiated in 1982 by president François Mitterrand who wanted a modern and popular opera, to give a lighter feel to the programme of the l’Opera Garnier. It was built by architect Carlos Ott, winner of an international competition to which over 1700 architects submitted plans. Built on the site of the former Paris-Bastille railway station (which opened in 1859) it was inaugurated on the 13th July 1989 on the Bicentenary of the French Revolution. The Place de la Bastille is a symbolic place in the history of France, it was there on the 14th July 1789 that the population rose up and stormed the Bastille prison, marking the beginning of the Revolution. L’Opera Bastille is an internationally renowned opera venue. The façade of the Opéra is a curved, transparent and glossy metallic structure (composed of glass, minerals and steel). The 2,700 seat auditorium elegantly and warmly combines blue granite, wood and glass and with consistent acoustics. The building has a floor area of 155,000 m2, it has two theatres and sophisticated scenery arrangements including five mobile stages and an adjustable orchestra pit. The area around L’Opéra is one of the trendiest in Paris with an extremely lively nightlife. With Pariscityvision.com you can take in the amazing Opera Bastille on our Illuminations by Minibus excursion or our L'Opentour to visit Paris at your own pace. Pariscityvision.com also offers you the chance to see numerous ballets via our Theatre booking service.
Take advantage of Paris L'Opentour to enjoy the Hop on- hop off tour to visit Paris on your own : Opera, Champs Elysées, Arch of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Hotel des Invalides, Louvre museum, Notre Dame cathedral, Bastille... in open top buses, commentary. 4 itineraries, get on and get off at any of the 50 stops, 1 day pass.
Paris L'Opentour Hop on- hop off tour to visit Paris at your own pace : Opera, Champs Elysées, arch of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Hotel des Invalides, Louvre museum, Notre Dame cathedral, Bastille, Luxembourg gardens... in open top buses, commentary. 4 routes, get on and get off at any of the 50 stops, 2 day pass.
2 day pass to visit Paris Hop on Hop off tour with Paris L'Opentour : discover the monuments of Paris on your own pace, Notre Dame de Paris, Eiffel Tower, Opera, Invalides, Champs Elysées..., Saint Germain des Prés. Visit Paris by boat as well with Batobus.
3 days pass Paris L'Opentour to visit on your own Paris boarding an Open Top double decker bus and batobus boat, discover Paris monuments : Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Invalides, Louvre museum, Champs Elysées, Montmartre, Bastille
Bus tour to discover the monuments of illuminated Paris, the City of Lights. Visit Paris by panoramic bus with an individual commentary about Paris’ History.
3 days pass Hop on hop off tour to visit Paris with Paris L'Opentour, 4 routes and 50 stops all over Paris to discover the main monuments such as the: Opera, Place Vendome, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Louvre museum, Notre Dame cathedral, Bastille...
Tour available from November 1, 2015
1 day pass to visit Paris with Hop on Hop off bus tour of Paris L'Opentour and by boat with Batobus: discover the monuments of Paris on your own pace, Notre Dame de Paris, Eiffel Tower, Opera, Invalides, Champs Elysées..., Saint Germain des Prés.