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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 an audio 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 40 01 24 60
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm

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

Backstage tours managers: Pamela Tellez-Giron Mejia, Nina Dallot, Ludivine Maury.

Informations and Bookings

By phone :
+33 1 40 01 24 60
From Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm

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

Backstage tours managers: Pamela Tellez-Giron Mejia, Nina Dallot, Ludivine Maury.

Self-guided tours for groups - information

TIME SLOTS


You can book a time slot every day from 10am to 3pm (10am to 5pm during summer time) except for exceptional closures and opening times. 

Calendrier des fermetures exceptionnelles

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

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, download a booking form and send it by:


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


In addition to the entry ticket, each group - up to a maximum of 30 participants for adult groups and up to a maximum of 35 participants for school groups or extracurricular groups, including accompanying person(s) - 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.

Guided tours must be led by an authorized tour guide or the school group’s teacher, 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, credit card or administrative mandates (public institutions only).

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).


PRICES


Entry ticket


Full rate: visitors up to 25 years old

Youth rate **: members of school groups (secondary school and above) and extracurricular groups (aged 12 to 25) limited to one adult for 9 children. Additional accompanying person will pay a full rate admission.

Free admission **: nursery and elementary school groups with accompanying adults (limited to one adult for 5 children. Additional accompanying adult will pay a youth rate admission); students from the Ecole du Louvres and Architecture Schools; students from Applied Arts Schools who are visiting as part of a drawing session (an educational project must be submitted first).


Booking fees


Full rate: group with visitors over 25 years old.
Reduced rate: school and extracurricular groups, groups composed by adults exempt from paying an entrance fee (social reasons, unemployed and disabled people), groups composed by less than 7 persons with a tour guide.
Free admission: school groups participating to a Paris Opera educational project, Ecole du Louvres (35 persons maximum), students from Applied Arts Schools who are visiting as part of a drawing session.

*the equipment includes a microphone and headsets without multimedia contents. To be distinguished from audio 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 TIMES


You can visit the theatre everyday from 10am to 4:30pm (10am – 6:30pm during summer period) except during exceptional closures or opening times.

Annual closure dates: 25 December, 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 booking form 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 audio-guide services

Explore the architecture, history, legends and secrets of Charles Garnier’s masterpiece.  

Available everyday from 10 AM to 4 PM (until 6 PM from July to early september).

MULTIMEDIA TOUR


For adults


A multimedia tour of one hour* featuring archive material, interviews with specialists on the Opera and its history. Make your own way round the Palais Garnier or follow a suggested route.

  • Price: €5
  • Duration of visit: 1 hr
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean
  • Accessibility : French sign language, French audio-descriptive tour
    * 30 minutes for the Korean tour


For children


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-interactive tour (games at every stage of the tour plus a quiz at the end).

  • Price: €5
  • Duration of visit: 1 hr
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish


VIP TOUR


And to get the most out of your visit


“Behind the curtain”, an enchanting and informative tour of the Palais Garnier. Penetrate one of the areas of the Palais Garnier the public never sees: the emblematic Foyer de la Danse, explore the auditorium, inspect Marc Chagall’s ceiling, the paintings in the Grand Foyer, the façade of the Palais Garnier and chart Palais Garnier’s history through the interactive timeline. Tour of 1 hour and a half, offered on iPad mini.

  • Price: €7 or €12 (for two)
  • Duration of visit: 1 hr 30 min
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish    

Grand opera

From october 24 to february 2nd, 2020 at the BnF  

The documents brought together in this exhibition testify to the immense enthusiasm aroused by French grand opera. Even if this passion faded a little during the Revolution of 1848, some great masterpieces were still produced under the Second Republic and the Second Empire.

Discover the exhibition

Immersive game at the Palais Garnier

A life-size game bringing together an escape game and an immersive experience, following the footsteps of the Phantom of the Opera. Decrypt the riddles delivered by the actors in period costumes to set him free from his curse.

RATES
Adults : 29 € / Children (under 14 years old) : 22 €
Free for children under 4 years old.

BOOK

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.

DOWNLOAD

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     

 Bastille

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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