National Opera of Paris - Palais Garnier
Only 15 minutes by subway from our hotel, one will discover the National Opera of Paris. Opera Garnier is undoubtedly an example of architecture typically characteristic of the Second Empire, symbol of the capital’s sumptuous luxurious heritage.
It is equally one of the most prestigious theater and concert halls in Paris as well as the largest lyrical concert hall in Europe, with a seating capacity of more than 2000 spectators.
Equally named Palais Garnier, the opera is home to dance spectacles, lyrical concerts, and ballets. At the opera house, on can admire its marble and gold decor, the painted ceilings by Chagall, as well as the monumental facades conceived by Charles Garnier, typically associated with buildings designed by the famous architect Haussmann.
One can also visit the Library, which regroups musical, lyrical music, theater and dance documents. There are also over 25,000 opera and ballet costumes and stage decoration pieces.
An Interesting Note: two beehives are installed on the rooftop of Opera and are home to bees from the neighboring Tuileries gardens and Palais Royal.
Place de l'Opéra
Subway Metro line 3,7 and 8 (station) Opéra
Open from Monday to Friday
From 9h à 18h
and Saturdays until 13h.