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The Palais Garnier

Discover its history, its treasures...

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR OWN SPEAKER 

The Paris Opera offers you the possibility to discover the treasures of the Palais Garnier's public areas, a master piece of the 19th century theater art architecture. This ticket also gives you access to the current exhibitions (when available). 

The Paris Opera offers you the possibility to discover the treasures of the Palais Garnier's public areas, a master piece of the 19th century theater art architecture. This ticket also gives you access to the current exhibitions (when available). 

Please note that the access to the auditorium may be restricted or forbidden due to technical and/or artistic reasons. 


Entry ticket 

Full rate: 8€
Youth rate (12-25 years old): 7€ 
Free admission (Groups from nursery and elementary schools) 


Booking fixed fees 

Full rate: 45€ 
Reduced rate: 20€ 

Available with a multimedia guide service

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BLOCK BOOKING 

Exclusively for works councils, organizations, tour operators, bus operators, and travel agencies.
These preferential rates tickets give priority access and are valid for one year from date of purchase and for individual use (less than 7 people, speaking fee not included). 


For orders below 300 tickets : €9,5/ticket
For orders upper to 300 tickets: €9/ticket

Minimum purchase: 20 tickets per order.  

Informations and Bookings

By phone :
+33 1 40 01 24 90
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm

By e-mail :
visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr

By mail :
Opéra national de Paris Service des visites
8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, FRANCE

Informations and Bookings

By phone :
+33 1 40 01 24 90
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm

By e-mail :
visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr

By mail :
Opéra national de Paris Service des visites
8 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, FRANCE

Guided tours

Discover our overall tours of the theatre including a presentation of its history, architecture and its different activities.

You can also book a themed guided tour, for a unique and unusual visit after opening hours.

Backstage areas' private tour

A private tour at the Palais Garnier combining two moments: a tour of the public areas and a backstage visit.
Commented tours (French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or Chinese),1 hour and a half.


Fees for a group up to a maximum of 30 participants (excl. VAT) 

  • Public and backstage areas (group of 5 participants max.): 700€
  • Public and backstage areas (group of 6 to 30 participants): 1500€ 
  • Public and backstage areas + costume workshops*: 2000€ 


*The visit of the costumes workshops are available only as a complement of the backstage areas tour.

Informations and Bookings

By phone :
+33 1 58 18 35 57
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm

By e-mail :
entreprises@arop.operadeparis.fr

Informations and Bookings

By phone :
+33 1 58 18 35 57
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm

By e-mail :
entreprises@arop.operadeparis.fr

Self-guided tours for groups - information

TIME SLOTS AND ACCESS CONDITIONS

Time slots are available every thirty minutes from 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (except for exceptional clo-sures and opening times). Access to the Palais Garnier is only guaranteed to groups with pre-booked tickets.

We inform you that wearing a mask is compulsory from 11 years old. Access to the building is not guaranteed beyond 15 minutes after the schedule indicated on the ticket.

The cloakrooms are closed during visiting hours. It is not possible to enter with a pushchairs, a scooter or any other voluminous luggage.

Calendrier des fermetures exceptionnelles

  • Closed in the morning
  • Closed in the afternoon
  • Exceptional closure
  • Restricted access

Click on a date to see detailed schedules

INFORMATION


By phone: +33 1 40 01 24 90 from Monday to Friday, 10am to 13pm or by e-mail.


BOOKING CONDITIONS


These booking conditions are valid for all groups with their own guide (no minimum participants’ number) and for groups with a minimum of 10 participants without guide.
Bookings are obligatory (at least 21 days before the date of the visit) and must be done at the Visits Service. To do so, please send your request by :


-Email: visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr
-Mail: Opéra national de Paris - Service des visites– 8 rue scribe – 75009 Paris – France


In addition to the entry tickets, each group - up to a maximum of 20 participants (including accompanying person(s) and excluding the tour guide). - must pay a booking fee.

This booking fee includes the booking of a time slot on a given day, headsets for the whole group*. Note that the use of headsets is optional for elementary or nursery school groups unless an express approval is delivered by the Paris Opera. Guided tours must be led by a guide holder of the French professional tour guide card or a a teacher with their students, unless an express approval is delivered by the Paris Opera.

The payment must be done 15 days before the planned visit at the latest by checque, wire transfer or credit card.

You can either collect your tickets at the visitors’ entrance to the Palais Garnier or have them sent by recorded delivery with receipt (postage fee : €8, €15 for foreign countries).


PRICES


Entry ticket


Full rate : visitor over 25 years old

Reduced rate** :

  • Young people aged 12-25 and their accompanying adults (a maximum of one accompanying adult for 9 children, additional accompanying adults pay full price).

Free admission**:

  • The unemployed, recipients of social assistance / RSA / other minimum social benefits (on presentation of a document dated within the last 3 months);
  • The disabled and their helpers (on presentation of a proof, limited to one helper per disabled person).
  • Children under the age of 12 (accompanying adults up to a maximum of one accompanying adult for 5 children go free, additional accompanying adults pay the reduced rate) ;
  • Groups of students from the École du Louvre and from architecture and guide-lecturer schools.
  • Groups of applied art schools coming as part of a drawing session (educational project to be provided)

Booking fees

Booking fee is required for all group visits.

Full rate : groups comprised of more than 7 adults (over the age of 25) pay full price.

Reduced rate :

  • School groups and extra-curricular groups under the age of 25;
  • Groups of adults exempt from paying the entrance fee (recipients of social assistance, the unemployed, the disabled);
  • Small groups comprised of 7 people or less, with a lecturer.

*the equipment includes a microphone and headsets without multimedia contents. To be distinguished from multimedia guides offering interactive visits.
**only on presentation of a valid identification.


ACCESSIBILITY


The temporary exhibitions’ area is not accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Block booking information

OPENING HOURS


Visits take place every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except for exceptional closures and opening times). We offer slots every quarter of an hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  

Annual closure dates: 1st January and 1st May.


INFORMATION


By phone: +33 1 40 01 24 90, from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm, or by e-mail: visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr


BOOKING CONDITIONS


On-site ticketing service


Block booking is exclusive for works councils, organizations, tour operators, bus operators, and travel agencies.

These preferential rates tickets give priority access and are valid for one year from date of purchase and for individual use (less than 7 people, speaking fee not included)

Booking is obligatory and must be made at least 15 days prior to the ticket use, by sending your request to the Visits Service:

-E-mail: visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr
-Mail: Opéra national de Paris - Service des visites– 8 rue scribe – 75009 Paris

Booking payment can be made by cheque, wire transfer or credit card.

You can either collect your tickets at the visitors’ entrance at the Palais Garnier or have them sent by recorded delivery with receipt (postage fee: €8).


On-line tickets


To learn more about our on-line tickets service, please contact the Visits Service:

-E-mail: visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr
-Phone: +33 1 40 01 24 90, from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm.


PRICES


For orders upper or equal to 300 tickets: €9/ticket
For orders below 300 tickets: €9,5/ticket
Please note that minimum purchase is 20 tickets per order.

Our multimedia guide services

Multimedia guides are only provided to visitors who have booked this product in advance.
Explore the architecture, history, legends and secrets of Charles Garnier’s masterpiece.

MULTIMEDIA TOUR

For adults

A magically enlightening 90-minute multimedia voyage, enriched with archival images and interviews with specialists of the Opera and its history. During the tour, thanks to augmented reality, the most emblematic and inaccessible areas of the buil-ding, such as the Foyer de la Danse and the Costume Depository, also become accessible. Explore the auditorium, inspect Marc Chagall’s ceiling, the paintings in the Grand Foyer and the façade of the Palais Garnier.

Make your own way around the Palais Garnier or follow a suggested route.

An interactive plan to guide you.

  • Device: iPad mini
  • Price: €6.50
  • Length of visit: 90 mins
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
  • Accessibility: French sign language, French audio-descriptive tour


For children (6 years and above):

Let the Phantom of the Opera take you on a tour of Charles Garnier’s architectural masterpiece. The legends of the Palais Garnier will hold no secrets for you or your children thanks to this 1 hour-interac-tive tour (games at every stage of the tour plus a quiz at the end)

  • Device: iPod
  • Price: €5
  • Length of visit: 1 hr
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish


Virtual tour

In partnership with the Google Cultural iIstitute, discover the theatre and its masterpieces as if you were actually there.

DISCOVER

Chidren games experience

A funny document for the children to explore the Palais Garnier and discover its history, while playing a game.

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Devialet

At the heart of the Palais Garnier, the Devialet acoustic discovery room showcases wireless speakers, among which the "Gold Phantom Opéra de Paris".

Informations: devialet.com , +33 9 63 53 20 79

WEBSITE
Palais Garnier, le grand escalier

BASSIN DE LA PITHYE, GRAND ESCALIER


Beyond the Rotonde des Abonnés, the Bassin de la Pythia leads to the Grand Escalier with its magnificent thirty-meter-high vault. Built of marble of various colours, it is home to the double staircase leading to the foyers and the various floors of the theatre. At the bottom of the stairs, a true theatre within the theatre, two female allegories holding torches greet spectators.

Palais Garnier, la salle.

the auditorium


In the tradition of Italian theatre, the horseshoe-shaped "French" auditorium, so-called for the way the seats are arranged according to their category, was designed for the audience to see and to be seen. Its metallic structure, hidden by marble, stucco, velvet and gilding, supports the weight of the 8-ton bronze and crystal chandelier with its 340 lights. The house curtain was created by theatrical painters Auguste Rube (1817-1899) and Philippe Chaperon (1823-1906), following Charles Garnier's instructions. The curtain was replaced by an identical one in both 1951 and 1996. The ceiling painted by Marc Chagall and commissioned by the Minister of Culture André Malraux was inaugurated on September 23, 1964.

Palais Garnier, le grand foyer

SALON DU GLACIER, FOYER


At the end of a long gallery is the Rotunde du Glacier, a fresh and bright rotunda with a ceiling painted by Clairin (1843-1919) and featuring dancing bacchantes and fauna, along with tapestries illustrating different refreshments as well as fishing and hunting. Completed after the opening of the Palais Garnier, this salon evokes the aesthetic of the Belle Époque.

The vault of the Avant-Foyer is covered with mosaics of shimmering colours on a gold background. The view of the Grand Staircase is spectacular. The play of light between mirrors and windows in the Grand Foyer further accentuates the latter's vast dimensions. The ceiling painted by Paul Baudry (1828-1886) features themes from the history of music.

The lyre is the main element: it reigns over all the decorative vocabulary, be it on capitals, heating grids or doorknobs. A copy of Charles Garnier's bust by the sculptor Carpeaux (1827-1875) is located in the centre of the foyer, near a window looking down the Avenue de l'Opera towards the Louvre. The view can be enjoyed even more from the loggia. The Salons du Soleil et de la Lune offer a symbolic and poetic transition to the other areas.

library-museum of the opera


The collections of the Library-Museum of the Opera (National Library of France) conserve three centuries of the theatre's history. The museum gallery houses a permanent exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and set models. After the fall of the Empire, the premises were never completed: in the staircase leading to the temporary exhibition hall, remain the massive stone blocks dating from 1870. Access to the reading room, located in the Rotunde de l'Empereur, is restricted to researchers.

GALERIE DE L'ORCHESTRE, GRAND VESTIBULE


The Galerie de l'Orchestre offers a last glance of the Palais Garnier and an audiovisual exhibition recounting its history. The Grand Vestibule, watched over by the statues of the four composers Rameau, Lully, Gluck and Handel, leads to the exit.

The theatre history

Learn more about the Paris Opera's history and architecture in our section "350 years". 

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Partner institutions

Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

This offer is valid for:

- Musée d'Orsay ticket-holders (offer valid within 8 days after the date the Musée d'Orsay ticket is issued);

- Holders of the Musée d'Orsay Carte Blanche (offer valid throughout the period of the card's validity).

Reduced-rate admission for a Musée d'Orsay entry ticket is also available to holders of a Palais Garnier tour ticket, up to 8 days after the issue date of this ticket.

Musée Gustave Moreau

Musée Gustave Moreau

Offer available to holders of an entry ticket to this museum up to 8 days after the issue date of this ticket.

For 8 days after the purchase of a Palais Garnier tour ticket, reduced rates available for an admission to the Musée Gustave Moreau.

Prepare your visit

ACCESS

Entrance at the corner of Scribe and Auber streets
75009 Paris 

Access to the Palais Garnier

Metro: Opéra station (lines 3, 7 and 8)
RER: Auber station (line A)
Bus: lines 20, 21, 27, 29, 32, 45, 52, 66, 68, 95
Car park: Q-Park Edouard VII - Rue Bruno Coquatrix 75009 Paris (in front of 23 Rue de Caumartin)
Reserve your parking space

ACCESSIBILITY

The Palais Garnier offers a safe access to persons with reduced mobility, in wheelchair or with visual disabilities (except places for temporary exhibitions). 

Information and Booking
+33 1 40 01 18 50 (from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm).
accessibilité@operadeparis.fr  

CONTACTS

Individuals

+33 1 71 25 24 23 (0,35€/min) or on-site, at the desks or automatic terminals.

Guided tours
+33 8 25 05 44 05 or operagarnier@cultival.fr

Groups

visitebastille@operadeparis.fr
+33 1 40 01 24 90 From Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm.

Guided tours
+33 8 25 05 44 05 or operagarnier@cultival.fr

ON-SITE SERVICES

Please note that the cloakrooms are not available for visitors.

The book and gift shop

From Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm and until the end of performances.
Access from street Havély or from the theatre public areas.
Information: +33 1 53 43 03 97

CoCo Restaurant

Open everyday from 7:30am to 2am (last service at 11pm).

1, place Jacques Rouché - 75009 Paris (at the right of the theatre façade).

Booking: +33 1 42 68 86 80
coco-paris.com     

Visit also the Bastille Opera

The Paris Opera offers you the possibility to discover the backstage world of this modern theatre, whose dimensions are impressive, created in 1989 by Carlos Ott. 

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