3.5 42 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: 120 Rue de Lyon

Paris ATTRACTIONS See all

Opéra Bastille - Opéra National de Paris

Paris’ most eye-catching modern theatre is the Opéra Bastille, located in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris and cutting a striking silhouette against the city’s many traditional baroque theatres.

It was the 20th century composer Pierre Boulez who spearheaded the campaign for a new government-built opera house, initially intended to replace the historic Opera Garnier, or Palais Garnier, and encourage a new generation of concertgoers to enjoy classical music. The two theatres now compete for the title of Paris' most prestigious classical venue, with the original Opera house remaining the home of the Paris National Ballet and the celebrated Opéra National de Paris moving to the contemporary Opéra Bastille.

Designed by the previously unknown Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott, who beat 1,700 other design proposals submitted via an international competition in 1983, the Opéra Bastille was inaugurated in 1989 on the 200th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. An accomplished feat of architectural ingenuity, the modernist design utilizes the same materials inside and out, and features a vast mosaic of glass panes that make up its dramatic transparent façade. Inside, the acoustically homogeneous main auditorium features 2,700 seats, each with an unobstructed view of the stage, and makes an atmospheric setting for champagne-fuelled classical music concerts and operatic performances.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1473 Reviews

See Paris at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour. With four interconnected routes, this tour is the easiest way to get around Paris and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

From USD $40.67

Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 147 Reviews

A great combination! Offering an introductory tour of Paris' highlights including the Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées and Notre Dame plus a one hour cruise ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.13

Paris City Tour and Eiffel Tower Half-day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 261 Reviews

Get acquainted with Paris on a comprehensive tour of the city. The tour combines a city tour of Paris (1.5 hours) by double-decker coach with an independent ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.10

Paris Express City Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 47 Reviews

This sightseeing tour will give you the unique opportunity to discover Paris, its history and its major landmarks.

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 105 minutes (approx.)

From USD $26.69

Paris Day Trip from London with Wine Tasting or Visit to Versailles

Experience top Paris attractions on this full-day guided tour from London! After your 2.5-hour train journey, relax on a comfortable coach for a sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $439.67

See all Opéra Bastille - Opéra National de Paris Tours & Tickets

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message