Access, opening times and contacts

Bookings (Garnier and Bastille)

Performance times

Evening performances usually begin at 7.30 pm and matinees at 2.30 pm, with the exception of certain particularly long works (see descriptions of operas for times).
We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins. Doors close 15 minutes after the performance begins. Latecomers will only be admitted at the end of the first scene or the first act of each work.

Individual Bookings

  • On internet ticket item
  • By telephone On 08 92 89 90 90 (€0.35 /minute from a landline + network provider surcharges where applicable) or on + 33 1 71 25 24 23 from outside France, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • At the box office at the Palais Garnier from 10 am to 6:30 pm (at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber 75009 Paris), and the Opéra Bastille from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm(130 rue de Lyon 75012 Paris) from Monday to Saturday (except on public holidays) and one hour before the start of performances on Sundays and public holidays. Summer closure from 17th July to 24th August inclusive.

Group Bookings

Minimum purchase of 10 tickets per performance.
Information and advice by e-mail,, or by telephone on 01 40 01 80 54 (Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4 pm).

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