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Paris: Opera Garnier Entry Ticket


Step back to the height of Paris’ Second Empire at the resplendent Opéra Garnier, boasting some of the most ostentatious Baroque design in France. With skip-the-line access, immerse yourself in this temple to music, dance and opulence that still hosts performances today.


Explore Paris’s renowned Opera Garnier. Take your time admiring Europe’s largest opera house.

  • Discover an architectural masterpiece in the heart of Paris
  • Climb the double stairway of the Grand Escalier and marvel at the splendid paintings and sculptures
  • Walk in the Grand Foyer and discover why Opera Garnier is considered as the most beautiful Opera in the world


  • Admission to the public areas of Opera Garnier
  • The Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France)
  • La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin
  • The grand staircase
  • Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer
  • The moon and sun salons
  • La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries
  • Guide
  • Media Guide

Tour Plan

What to expect

Inaugurated in 1875 under Napoleon III, the magnificent building was designed by young yet visionary architect Charles Garnier. Tour the gilded Grand Staircase, adorned with colorful marble and mosaics under a dazzling ceiling painted by Marc Chagall. Admire the showstopping Grand Foyer, dripping in gold leaf, mirrors and crystal chandeliers, once filled with Parisian nobility swirling across the parquet floors.

Meeting point

Present your voucher directly at the Palais Garnier entrance, at the corner of Scribe and Auber.

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Additional information

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Cancellation policy

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • For reasons related to theater activity, the performance hall is regularly inaccessible to visitors
  • The Opera Garnier is open to visitors from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (the last entry is 45 minutes before the closure)
  • Some reduced rates and free tickets are available at the Palais Garnier box office upon presentation of proof of entitlement
  • Cloakrooms are closed. Entering with a scooter is not allowed
  • Admission to the public areas, including the Library-Museum of the Opera (Bibliotheque Nationale de France), La Rotonde des abonnées and the Pythia basin, the grand staircase, Le grand foyer and l'avant-foyer, the moon and sun salons, and La rothonde du glacier and its tapestries are included in the ticket price
  • Audioguide (€6.50) is available for purchase


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