The Legendary Opera Garnier Access
The Opera Garnier in Paris is a stunning example of Second Empire architecture, boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design that is sure to impress visitors. With quick and easy access to this magnificent building, you can explore its grandeur and beauty at your leisure.
Named after its architect, Charles Garnier, the Opera Garnier was inaugurated in 1875 and remains the largest opera house in Europe. As you enter the building, you'll be greeted by the bronze "Pythonisse" sculpture, with its writhing snakes, before ascending the double stairway of the "Grand Escalier" (Main Staircase). 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 will be a true feast for the eyes.
With your digital ticket, which you'll receive after booking, you can skip the lines and head straight to the Opera visit entrance to begin your exploration of this magnificent building. Take your time to admire the intricate details and grandeur of the Opera Garnier, and learn about its fascinating history and cultural significance. Whether you're a lover of architecture, music, or history, a visit to the Opera Garnier is a must-do for anyone visiting Paris.
- Please be aware that the Opera concert room may be temporarily closed for artistic or technical reasons.
- The Opera Garnier is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last entry at 4:15 p.m. Seasons of visit can be changed when there is a venue show in the early evening;
- The visit is free for children under the age of 12;
- Your ticket is valid for one year from the date it was purchased;
- There are no restrooms open.
- Admission to the public areas, such as Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer, La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin, the moon and sun salons, the grand staircase and La Rothonde du glacier and its tapestries, is included in the price of the ticket.
- An audioguide is available for purchase for 6.50 Euros.
What to bring:
- Passport or ID card
- Protective covering or face mask
- Baby strollers
• Admission to the public areas of Opera Garnier
• The Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)
• La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin
• The grand staircase
• Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer
• The moon and sun salons
• La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries
• Audio guide (€6.50€)
• Opera Garnier
The corner of Scribe and Auber streets, 75009 Pari