Behind the Scenes Access to The Palais Garnier

Home of The Opera National de Paris

The Palais Garnier, traditional home of the Opéra National de Paris since 1875, is probably the most famous and storied opera house in the world. Designed by architect Charles Garnier, the building includes elements from the Baroque, the classicism of Palladio, and Renaissance architecture artfully blended together.


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The Palais Garnier is a 1,979 seat theater built in the late 17th century for the Paris Opera named after it's architect, Charles Garnier.  This opulent structure is constructed in the Napolean III style which is highly eclectic borrowing elements from Baroque, Palladio and Renaissance architecture.  


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The interior of The Palais Garnier is characteristic of Baroque extravagance.  The open design consists of interweaving corridors, stairwells, alcoves and landings allowing for the movement of large numbers of people.  Every inch of the space is adorned in red velvet and gold leaf creating a luxurious and inviting atmosphere.  


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In recent years, Palais Garnier has earned a place in popular culture as the setting for Gaston Leroux's novel, and Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical adaptation, The Phantom of the Opera.  


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Embark on a private tour of Palais Garnier.  Your guide will share with you the secrets of the theater including a presentation of it's history, architecture and performances of years past.  Wander behind the scenes where you might catch a glimpse of the Palais Garnier's current company of performers.  

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A private tour of the Palais Garnier, home of the National Opera.

It would be hard to overstate the fondness we hold for our opera. In a Baroque masterpiece in the middle of Paris reflecting the incredible extravagance of Second Empire architecture


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Some details of the experience.

Address : 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

Website: Opera Nationale

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A glass of champagne

(Sample of menu with 5 dishes to choose from the following 6) :

To wait: Marinated Sea bream, beetroot

∝ Pan-fried duck foie gras, parsnip and prune

∝ Macaroni with black truffle, slightly gratinated

∝ Sections of roasted Sole, Salsify and condiment with Sorrel

∝ Volaille jaune en demi-deuil, vegetables of the season, Albufera sauce

∝ Contemporary Vacherin with pineapple and lime

∝ The crunchy chocolate nut of our creation in Paris

Coffee

This video does not represent the actual experience that will be offered. It's purpose is to give an idea of an enjoyable journey as an example.

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