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Access, opening times and contacts


Remember to check your performance venue. The Paris Opera has two opera houses: the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille.

Palais Garnier

Place de l'Opéra 75009 Paris

Metro: Stations Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8), Chaussée d’Antin (lines 7 and 9) or Madeleine (lines 8 and 14), Auber (RER A)
Bus: Routes 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 66, 68, 81, 95
Car parks: Place Vendôme, Meyerbeer, Edouard VII, Haussmann Berri, Haussmann Galeries Lafayette

Opéra Bastille

Place de la Bastille 75012 Paris

Metro: Station Bastille( lines 1, 5 and 8), Gare de Lyon (RER)
Bus: Routes 20, 29, 65, 69, 76, 86, 87, 91
Car parks: Opéra Bastille, 34 rue de Lyon
(6-hour flat rate for Opera patrons)

Reserve your parking space at a special rate

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 that you arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance begins. The performance always starts at the time indicated on the ticket and the website. Latecomers will have to wait until the intermission to be admitted into the auditorium.

The doors into the theatre building will be closed 15 minutes after the start of the performance.


For individuals spectators

By telephone on 08 92 89 90 90 (€0.35 /minute + network provider surcharges where applicable) or on +33 (0)1 71 25 24 23 from outside France, from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

At the box offices of the Palais Garnier from 10 am to 5:30 pm from Sunday 15 July to Monday 27 August (at the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber, 75009 Paris) and until 6:30 pm from Tuesday 28 August.
At the box offices of the Opéra Bastille from 11:30 am to 6:30 pm until Saturday 14 July and from Tuesday 28 August (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 Saturday 14 July at 7:30 pm until Tuesday 28 August at 11:30 am. 

For groups

Minimum purchase of 10 tickets per performance.
Information and advice by e-mail at:, or by telephone on +33 (0)1 40 01 80 54 (Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm).  

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