Garnier Opera

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Palace

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.

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 :

Opening and closing times

All year round, daily between 10 am and 5 pm. Closed exceptionally on 10/08/2024, 11/08/2024, 22/09/2024, 04/10/2024, 27/10/2024, 15/12/2024, 21/12/2024, 22/06/2025, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. The Palais Garnier is open every day from 10am to 5pm (tickets sold until 4pm), except for daytime performances and exceptional closures.

The last entrance is 45 minutes before closing time.


Group adults: 8 € (+ flat booking fee in addition to the price of the tickets: €45 per group)
Group children: 7 € (Schools groups (max 35 persons)
+ flat booking fee in addition to the price of the tickets: €20 per group).

Free entry for children < 12 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Full price: 15 €
Reduced price: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Groups
  • Home school groups


  • Sales TO/Distributors


Types of visits available

  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)
  • 90 minutes (groups)


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • French sign language
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Additional information

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


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move

For more information, see the accessible establishments directory at


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

RER A - Auber

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

Plan your route


Contact information

Your contacts


  • Opéra de Paris
  • Self-guided tours
  • 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 or email [email protected]

    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