The Italian-style Palais Garnier was built in the 19th century and has become a beloved opera house renowned for its extravagant Beaux Arts architecture and grand interiors. The 1,979-seat opera house is an iconic symbol of Paris, hosting a range of live performances. It also features changing exhibitions throughout the year, with previous exhibits showcasing the likes of Picasso and Mozart.
You can explore on your own or take a guided tour through the Palais Garnier to gain insightful information on the opera house’s history. The tours take you through some of the opulent rooms, including horseshoe-shaped Auditorium, frescoed Grand Foyer and up the large ceremonial staircase built from white marble.
Coincide your visit with one of the regular events at the Palais Garnier, from opera and ballet to family-friendly shows and concerts. Numerous shops and restaurants surround the Palais Garnier, along with the historic Square Édouard VII, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens and Demeure de Donatien Adolphe François de Sade.
The Palais Garnier is located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, about 300 metres from the Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette subway station. You can also get there by using the local taxis or by catching buses that stop right outside.