L’Opera Garnier or Palais Garnier, a designated historic monument, is in the Place de l’Opéra in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It was built between 1861 and 1875 by the architect Charles Garnier and was part of Napoleon III’s grand plan for the reconstruction of the capital led by Baron Haussmann. The monument is an example of grand civic architecture, mixing many different styles. The Opera Garnier, closed to the famous Place Vendome, is an internationally renowned temple to the art of opera, music and dance. Its facade is decorated with marble of different colours and imposing sculptures, mosaics, columns and gilding. Its characteristic green and gold roof also displays several groups of statuary...there are even bees housed two ornate hives! The monument is open to visitors during the day where you can see for yourself its famous grand marble staircase, the red and gold Italianate auditorium with its 1900 velvet seats, lit by a magnificent crystal chandelier beneath a ceiling painted by Marc Chagall in 1964. The Avenue de l'Opéra is the only avenue in Paris which is not tree-lined, following the instruction of the architect, thus showing off this great building to the maximum and making it visible along a lengthy perspective from the Louvre pyramide. It’s very close to the big department stores and not far from the Place de la Madeleine. A second opera house was built at La Bastille in 1989 to complement the Garnier, called the Opera Bastille. Join us and discover The Hidden Treasures of Paris from the Palais Royal to the Opera Garnier. Pariscityvision.com offers guided walking tours with priority access to the sights.
Visit Paris walking through the Parisian secret passages, guided visit of the Opera Garnier and panoramic view on Paris from the top of the Galeries Lafayette.
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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.