This was a great experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, prepared and easy to understand. I highly recommend doing this. Only issue I had, we didn't get headsets but, for the most part, it wasn't too bad.
Terri D Australia
This was a fantastic tour the opera house is spectacular and our tour guid was so knowledgable. I highly recommend dong this after hours tour. Terri
The Opera Garnier is the most gorgeous opera house I've ever seen! It's magnifique!!!!! The rooms are spectacular, grand, amazing and jaw-dropping!! You see the entry way, the reception area that rivals Versailles, and the theatre itself. Every inch of this place is fabulous and you'll spend a lot of your time looking up! I think it's a MUST SEE!!!! Warning: you'll want to get a ticket to an opera there so check the schedule when you go and perhaps there'll be one when you visit. This tour is after hours it started at 5 and the show usually starts around 7 or something but that's a dressy affair so you'll need to change before going. Phantom of the Opera takes place in this house and one day I hope they perform the show there!!! That's a ticket to get!! I loved it all!!
The Opera Garnier is a gorgeous, sumptuous, over-the-top beautiful place!!! The tour is after-hours and starts at 5. You will view the entryway, the reception area that rivals Versailles!!!, and the theatre itself in all its splendor. It's jaw-dropping and a MUST SEE! You'll want to see an opera there after you tour so see if there's one when you travel. That's a separate purchase of course and you'll need to dress for the evening but to see an opera there would be a wonderful experience. Phantom of the Opera takes place here and one day I hope they perform it - that's a ticket I'll have to get!!! Tip: There's a great small scale replica of the entire building including the beautiful details at the Musee D'Orsay so if you get a chance check it out. It looks amazing even on a small scale!!
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!!!
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