Five star all the way. What a place , what a guide! Just perfection!!
The tour guide was late for the tour but she was very sincere in her love for the opera house and she enthusiastic accordingly.
Really enjoyed learning about the history of the Opera House and having time to see the gorgeous rooms. The entire building is stunning!! An added bonus was getting to see two male ballet dancers rehearse during a sound check in the auditorium! Also, if you and #39;re a Phantom fan, you get to see his box!
Our tour guide Christine was highly knowledgeable and had excellent English language skills. We did not feel rushed in any of the places and although there were a lot of people for various tours we were broken into smaller groups and they managed the tour so you never really saw any of the other groups. The building itself is quite impressive. We say many things in Paris, and this is a MUST SEE attraction and tour.
Excellent tour, amazing opera house with stunning rooms etc
very entertaining guide Rita from Cultival.fr _ thanks for your funny way of giving us an insight to the history of this building learnt and saw a lot, really worth the visit
Loved this tour.....what a building....And the history of the period.
This tour is a must for any music fans visiting Paris.
Tour was amazing with interesting stories about the architecture and operations of the building.Well worth the time spent.
Love every single minute of it! Must see if you are a Phantom of the opera fa
We really enjoyed our tour. The building was amazing and our guide did a grest job.
Faizan Hassan United States of ...
An absolutely stunning building. Our tour group was about 16 people however the tour guide really knew her stuff and got into a lot of details about the history of the building, architecture, use, etc.
Our guide was fantastic! She was really informative and didn't make it feel like we were rushed. Was a great way to see the opera house and here it's history without mobs of people.
The after-hours tour is limited and sells out quickly. It was great to have the place to ourselves and a few other groups. The guides kept the groups separate so we felt as if we were the only ones there. As warned in the brochure, the theatre itself may be closed due to rehearsals. This was our situation. I was disappointed but we were able to go into a private box and watch a bit of the rehearsal. As a fan of Phantom of the Opera it was fun to see the Phantom's box which has an honorary plaque. Book ahead since the tours are limited.
Brilliant architecture. After many trips to Paris, I wanted to see something different and it was a treat. We were lucky and were able to sit in the seats as well while a few of the orchestra were warming up which doesn't usually happen. I enjoyed this tour better than Versailles.
Whatever else you do in Paris, fit this tour in! Truly breathtaking. Our guide was lovely and incredibly knowledgable. I loved how the architecture ensured that 'nobles' were seen as they 'paraded' at the opera. Suggest that guide uses audio thingey for larger groups as sometimes was hard to hear.
This is a must-do tour! What a wonderful way to learn the history of this fabulous building. The tour guide was exceptional and all of her explanations were thorough. Loved the stories she filled in with.
Wouldn't see it any other way! Our guide Caroline was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. She gave colorful details of the building and answered an array of questions from our group. Seeing it after hours was sublime. No screaming children or people interrupting our tour for photo-ops. Our group was about 20 people. We even got to see some stage hands working on the nights ballet performance lighting and staging. Now I want to go see a performance!!!
Paola Samoa USA
First of all, our guide was this beautiful Italian girl named Tiziana sp? and she was so good at her job. SO GOOD. She was informative, lively, and was full of anecdotes as well as facts about the history of this place.
Second of all, prepare to save A LOT of room in your camera/phones because you will be taking a lot of photographs here. The interior is INSANELY OPULENT. I wont say anymore, dont want to spoil the surprise.
BOOK IT, ITS WORTH IT!
Fantastic building. Excellent tour. Very informative. Thank you to our charismatic guide :)
Amazing building. Have been to Paris 3 times before and walked past but never been in till now. Definitely worth including on the list of things to do in Paris!!
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