Garnier Opera

In 1860, Charles Garnier won an architectural competition with project that was an exuberant mixture of pomp, refinement and eclecticism. And so the largest opera house in Europe was built, in the style of the Second Empire.

Garnier Opera
Entrée du Palais Garnier : Angle rues Scribe et Auber, 75009 Paris 9ème


Entrée du Palais Garnier : Angle rues Scribe et Auber
75009 Paris 9ème



+ 33 (0)8 92 89 90 90


Métro :
Opéra (Lines 3, 7 and 8)
Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette (Line 7 and 9)

RER A - Auber

Bus : lines 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81, 95

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Degas was a great lover of music and dance and regularly attended the Opera. He enjoyed stepping backstage and attending rehearsals both on stage or in the entrance hall.

Self-guided and guided tours introduce you to the décor that inspired the artist. Discover the architectural richness, abundance of decoration and variety of materials used on a tour that takes you from the Rotonde des Abonnés – the former reception area for theatre-goers – to the auditorium, rooms and halls, via the majestic Grand Staircase...

Your ticket includes admission to the public areas, namely:

• the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra (National Library of France, permanent collection, scale models, works of art), the Rotonde des Abonnés and Bassin de la Pythie, the Grand Escalier, the Grand Foyer and Avant Foyer, the Salon de la lune and Salon du soleil, the Rotonde du Glacier and the tapestries.
• Admission to the auditorium may be restricted or denied for technical and/or artistic reasons. Tickets also include admission to the temporary exhibitions, see the programme on :


Tour Operators/Distributors Sales


Type of clientele

  • Groups
  • Home school groups


  • Minimum number: 20
  • Maximum number: 30


Type of visit available

  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of individual visit

90 min

Average length of group visits

90 min

Additional visit

Adult and child multimedia guide available in French sign language.
Child audioguide in French
Adult multimedia guide in French and in English


Visit language(s)

Adult audio guides language(s)

Educational signs and documentation language(s)

Spoken language(s)

Language(s) of documentation

Group adults

8 - 8€
+ flat booking fee in addition to the price of the tickets: €45 per group

Group children

7 - 7€
Schools groups (max 35 persons)
+ flat booking fee in addition to the price of the tickets: €20 per group


Full price: 14 € / 12€ (outside the exhibition period)

Reduced price

10 - 10€


Free for disabled people and accompanying persons, Job-seeker
Free younger than 12 year


Direct Ticketing

Opéra de Paris :

Central booking

Cultival :

Telephone: +33 (0)825 05 44 05

0,15 € TTC/min

For groups:

• Booking required
• Reservation deadline : 21 days
• External guide accepted
• For further information and bookings call +33 (0)1 40 01 24 90 Monday to Friday 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 or email

Bulk ticket purchases :

• Minimum of 20 tickets
• Queue-jump tickets valid for one year from the date of issue, reserved for corporate committees, associations, tour operators, coach operators, travel agencies.
• Exclusively for individual use

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  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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