Garnier Opera : Self-guided tour Garnier Opera : Self-guided tour

Garnier Opera : Self-guided tour Discover the richness of Charles Garnier’s masterpiece by purchasing online your undated ticket with a priority access.

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Tickets to visit the Opera Garnier

L'Opéra Garnier


What to expect

At the request of Napoleon III, in 1861 Charles Garnier began building a new opera house in Paris, which Haussmann was reshaping during the Second Empire. Inaugurated under the Third Republic on 5 January 1875, the edifice captured contemporaries’ imagination with the architect’s opulent, eclectic, bold design and decorative scheme.

What is included :
This ticket gives access to the Palais Garnier's public areas : the Grand Escalier and the auditorium composed of salons and foyers.
(Visits to the auditorium may be restricted or impossible for technical or artistic reasons)

Please note

Free access for children under 12, the disabled and those accompanying them and unemployed (on presentation of proof).

Cloakrooms are closed. It is not allowed to enter with a pushchair, a scooter or any kind of voluminous luggage.

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.

Times :

Open every day :
10am to 5pm from 31 August 2022 to 15 July 2023

Closed on 25 December, 1 January and 1 May.

Highlights :

  • A discovery tour of the sumptuous Palais Garnier Opera House
  • A place full of history and culture situated right in the heart of Paris
  • Priority access


Place de l'Opéra
75009 Paris
Parking lot
Meyerbeer (Opera), 4 Rue de la Chaussée d'Antin - 75009 Paris
Public transportation
9Chaussée d'Antin la Fayette
EHaussmann Saint-Lazare

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