• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Experience the magnificence of Paris’s Opera Garnier with an exclusive after-hours tour. After the daytime crowds have departed, explore the Beaux-Arts opera house that was memorialized as the setting for ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ Explore the grand staircase, chandelier-lined foyer and opulent auditorium as your guide shares the history and legends of this world-famous theater.


  • Exclusive after-hours tour of the Opera Garnier in Paris
  • Explore the opera house’s magnificent interior without the crowds
  • Admire opulent chandeliers, paintings and mirrors in the Grand Foyer and Members' Rotunda
  • Visit the lavish 2,000-seat auditorium, making this one of Europe's largest opera houses
  • Hear about famous operas that have played here, like La Traviata, as well as the inspiration for The Phantom of the Opera

What You Can Expect

After-Hours Tour: Opera Garnier in Paris

Discover the history behind the grandeur at the Opera Garnier in Paris

Visit is one of the most iconic and opulent opera houses in the world — without the crowds. Make your way to the Opera Garnier, also known as the Palais Garnier, to meet your guide in the early evening, just before the opera house closes to the public. 

Embark on a 1.5-hour narrated tour of the Beaux-Arts masterpiece, which was completed in the late 19th century as the home of the Paris Opera. Today, Opera Garnier primarily hosts performances of the Paris Opera Ballet.

See the spectacular grand staircase adorned with ornate candelabras and statues inspired by Greek mythology, and imagine elegant crowds of the past gathering in the exclusive members’ rotunda. Learn about the history of this famed institution from your knowledgeable guide, and hear how it inspired Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera

Marvel at the ornate balconies and murals of the 2,000 seat auditorium, and end your tour in the fantastically appointed grand foyer.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A must for Phantom of the Opera fans or lovers of art. This opera house was exquisite and seeing the box reserved for the phantom was a unexpected treat. The guide was very informative and we just loved the history of this building.

Beverly S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Absolutely beautiful! As a Phantom of the Opera fan this was one of the highlights for my trip. It seemed as though we had the whole Opera house to ourselves. Martin our guide showed us the Phantom's reserved balcony and even allowed us entrance to see it. What an amazing experience and the pictures I took were fantastic!! Thanks Martin for an unforgettable experience.

Gwendolyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

An awesome experience. So nice to see the place without having to fight crowds. Our tour guide was excellent as well!

Carole L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The building is amazing and it was wonderful having some of the history explained. I found this tour comparable to visiting Versailles.

Kristina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What a wonderful tour. The Opera House is not to be missed. Our guide went into great detail about the construction. Even got to go into the Phantom of the Opera box where he's rumored to be lurking.

Lynnette K L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A great way to see the Opera Garnier. Beautiful place and wonderful tour!

Brandon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour!

Kaye C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was the highlight of my trip to Paris and that's really saying something because I had a lot of great experiences whilst there! The Opera Garnier is the most beautiful building I have ever seen. Getting the chance to do it after hours was the best way to see it. I can only imagine how many tourists would be there during the day! I managed to get photos of most rooms without anyone at all in the way pays to hang at the back of the pack! Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. Do this tour - you won't be disappointed.

Mark S United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great tour guide was so knowledgeable and a great presenter of information. The building was much more interesting than anticipated.

annie y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

So good. The stories, the experience...you're at the OPERA!!

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