After going to Paris 7 times, I finally did a tour of Opera Garnier. We chose the afterhours tour so we could make the most of our day. It was wonderful. An amazing impressive building. Everyone should do a tour of Opera Garnier it is similar to Versailles.
I would recommend taking the tour, versus doing it on your own, to gain information.
I also enjoyed hearing the tour guides voice
I LOVED this tour!! I took this tour on my second visit to Paris. Last year I visited Versailles Palace and it was beautiful, but I honestly think that Palais Garnier is MORE beautiful than Versailles!!! On the inside at least. I would highly recommend this tour, it was well worth the money, and I liked hearing the stories and a little history about the building's past. My group got to go into the auditorium and sit in the seats that cost about 250-300 Euros to see a show. Definitely a highlight, but the best part is the grand foyer. So much better than the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Plus there's less people in your photos! I also liked that we were free to go back and walk through all the rooms by ourselves after our tour to get any extra photos as I always have my camera out. I walked back through the grand foyer and out onto the balcony where you could see The Louvre at the end of the avenue! I would rate this ten stars if I could.
Toured this on my 2nd visit to Paris. But, if you are going on your 1st visit to Paris, don't miss this, with a guided tour, of course!
Guide was super literary, reasonable in details, super informative! Highly recommend, worth money we paid!
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The building is spectacular!
Interesting, entertaining and well-paced for walking weary tourists. Only recommendation would be to make it clear that even as a pre-paid tour, the individual needs to get on the line INSIDE the Opera and be assigned there to an English tour. The tour itself...wonderful!
Excellent tour. A real treat to see behind-the-scenes at the Opera Garnier, with our charming, informative guide we even got a sneak peak of Don Giovanni in rehearsal. Highly recommended for lovers of art, architecture, and design, as well as opera.
This tour was just so informative and the oper house itself a magnificent building achievement. Would recommend this tour as a must see. It was a highlight for myself and my daughter.
We had a wonderful time! We were taken throughout the Opera house. Our guide was excellent and had great passion about the Opera Garnier and knew a lot about it. It was absolutely beautiful and we loved learning history and secrets about the different rooms.
Excellent tour even if your not interested in opera this a spectacular building well worth a visit. Definitely do the tour as the guides are really good and informative.
The tour guide was very professional and we really enjoyed our tour!
Our tour guide had a wonderful personality and brought the history to life! Although it is possible to tour Opera Garner individually we felt we got a lot more out of our visit with a guide.
Our guide for this tour was exceptional! Very knowledgeable, personable and a wonderful story teller. The building is a masterpiece not to be missed.
We booked the Opera House Tour for our first day in Paris and it was perfect. The tour was scheduled to be 90 minutes but ran a little long. Our guide was excellent giving us information not only on the building but the social and political climate of the times. The art is incredible the crown jewel being the dome by Marc Chagall.
The Opera Garnier is a magnificent sight! Wonderful tour...one of the highlights of our Paris week!
This was brilliant the tour is so informative and the building is something to behold. It was a brilliant time
We had Rita as our tour guide. Her wit and sense of humor was fabulous. The inside of the opera was jaw dropping gorgeous. it is very nice to have a guide to tell you stores of what behind the scences Fabulous tour