In view of the large crowds, only online booking guarantees entry to the Palais Garnier from February 10 to March 10, 2024

In view of the large crowds, only online booking guarantees entry to the Palais Garnier from February 10 to March 10, 2024

Visit
The Palais Garnier

Discover its history, its treasures...


Palais Garnier is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (box office sales from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), except except closures (refer to the calendar).
 

Last entry 45 minutes before closing time (for ticket holders).
 

For reasons related to theater activity, the auditorium is regularly inaccessible to visitors and some areas may be closed.

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).


Each group must present a group ticket.

Groups are defined as follows :

- visitors with their own guide (no minimum participants’ number)

- groups of visitors with a minimum of 10 participants without guide.


Booking is mandatory.

Available with a multimedia guide service

BLOCK BOOKING 


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

Informations and Bookings

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 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).


Duration: 1 hour and a half.


Fees:


- Public and backstage areas (group of 5 participants max.): 700 €  excl. VAT (840 € including VAT)


 Public and backstage areas (group of 6 to 20 participants): 1 500 € excl. VAT (1 800 € including VAT)


- Public and backstage areas (group of 21 to 30 participants): 2 000 € excl. VAT (2 400 € including VAT)


- Public and backstage areas + costumes workshops* (group of 1 to 20 participants): 3 000 € excl. VAT (3 600 € including VAT)


- Possibility to arrange a thematic visit centered around the Phantom of the Opera.


*The visit of the costumes workshops are available only on weekdays, 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 are available every thirty minutes from 10:15 a.m. to 3 :15 p.m. (4 :15 p.m. from mid-july to the end of August) except on days with afternoon performances and exceptionnal closures.    

Exceptional closures

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

Click on a date to see detailed schedules

PRICES AND BOOKING CONDITIONS


Each group must present a group ticket. This is a ticket for the whole group, sent by email after payment.
All group members must present for the ticket control at the same time.
Each ticket is valid for one entry only, and all exits are final.


Guides and accompanying persons are included in the group ticket.


*On presentation of proof signed by the head of the establishment

Reservations are compulsory and must be made at least 21 days before the date of the visit.


To make a reservation, please contact visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr with the following information:


  • Name and address of your organisation
  • Type of public - School group (indicating the level), group of children and/or adults, social sphere.
  • Group size
  • Preferred date and time slot (with a second choice)
  • Will a tour guide be speaking? A teacher?
    If so, will you have your own audiophones* (a system with a microphone and headphones that provides extra comfort when a tour guide or teacher is speaking) or do you need the Opera's equipment?
  • Would you like individual multimedia guides (€6.50 per person)?
    Multimedia guides are available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. There is also a version for children (aged 6 and over) in French, English and Spanish.
    The tour is also available in French sign language and audio description (French).

    * Audiophones do not represent an additional cost, but are compulsory for all speeches (with the exception of groups with pupils under 12 years old and groups of less than 7 people).


ACCESSIBILITY


The temporary exhibitions’ area and the shop are not accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Block booking information

OPENING HOURS

Visits take place every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except on days with afternoon performances, exceptionnal closure and summer period). Last entrance 45 minutes before closure.
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
 

PRICES

For orders below 300 tickets: €12.5/ticket
For orders upper to 300 tickets: €12/ticket

Minimum purchase/ 20 tickets per order.
 

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 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:


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:

Our multimedia guide services

Explore the architecture, history, legends and secrets of Charles Garnier’s masterpiece.
Multimedia guide devices are available every day from 10am to 3pm and from 10am to 11:30 on days with matinée performances.

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


For children (6 years and above):

Let Zoé ballerina 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 (6 to 13 years old) thanks to this 1 hour-interactive tour (games throughout the tour).

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: €6,50
  • Length of visit: 1 hr
  • Languages available: French, English, Spanish


Accessibility:

Specially designed tours are available for blind or partially-sighted visitors (on audioguide, duration 1h15, available in French) as well as deaf or hard-of-hearing visitors (on iPad mini, duration 1h30, available in French Sign Language).

  • Device: audioguide or iPad mini
  • Price: €6,50
  • Length of visit: 1h15 to 1h30
  • Languages available: French, French sign language

At the moment

Exhibition - Rudolf Nureyev

From 21 December 2023 to 5 April 2024 at the Paris Opera's Library-museum - Palais Garnier This exhibition is accessible as part of Palais Garnier tour.

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Immersive game tour

Experience an incredible investigation in the heart of the Palais Garnier! Follow in the footsteps of Arsène Lupin and try to unravel the only mystery that has ever eluded him: the secret of Cagliostro...

 Prices: from €20 to €28

DISCOVER

Virtual tour

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

Chidren games experience

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

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

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.

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 auditorium

For reasons related to theater activity, the performance hall is regularly inaccessible to visitors.

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.

 

Contact us

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

CONTACTS

Individuals

+33 1 71 25 24 23 (0.35€/min) or on-site, at the desks or automatic terminals.

Guided tours
+33 (1) 89 16 83 02 (0.15€/min)
or reservation@manatour.fr
https://www.manatour.fr/opera

Groups

visitegarnier@operadeparis.fr

Guided tours
+33 (1) 89 16 83 02 (0.15€/min)
or reservation@manatour.fr
https://www.manatour.fr/opera

Prepare your visit

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  

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; and from 10:30 am to 6 pm from 17th July to 30th August.
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     

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