Seen from the outside, the Palais Garnier already catches your eyes by the immensity and the magnificence of the building. Step inside the Opera and let your professional guide lead you through the many paths the Opera counts. You will be captivated by stories, facts and legends related to the Opera Garnier. Your expert guide will describe you the sculptures and paintings that you will encounter along your tour, as well as incredible anecdotes.
The 19th century building is the largest Opera House in Europe. During this 90 minutes tour, you will learn about how the French society used to have its habits, you will feel the atmosphere that prevailed there and you will be impressed by the beauty of every single part of the Palais Garnier. Start your visit with your expert guide at the Rotonde des abonnés, once used as the formal welcome area for Opera guests. Learn about Charles Garnier, the architect who designed the building. Climb the sumptuous double stairway of the “Grand Escalier”. Get into the Auditorium to see the colorful ceiling painted by modernist artist Marc Chagall. Imagine the swish of crinolines as you admire the breathtaking décor and stroll through vast foyers, filled with sparkling mosaics, colorful marble columns and gold-leaf flourishes. Everywhere you look at will be a feast for the eyes!
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