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“Beautiful building, lots of history.”

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
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Ranked #3 of 2 222 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music performances.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

"The Phantom of the Opera" has helped advertise this building that is worth visiting anyway. It is beautifully decorated and the auditorium is classic.

Thank Nhiker
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I definitely recommend the guided tour, it was very entertaining and enjoyable. Our guide Phillipe was great and shared lots of entertaining information. I went with my two daughters, the 13 year old one liked it a lot, the 8 year old one was a bit bored but we could make it!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Unfortunately the guided tour was sold out but what a place breathtaking beautiful and a must see. Great standing on the balcony watching paris go by great view. Both outside and in are just amazing.

Thank MelNorthYorkshire
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The building itself is amazing and while it certainly does deserve a visit, be weary of the rude and obnoxious staff.

My husband and I attended a recital one afternoon while we were in Paris. We arrived and proceeded to find our seats in the theatre. While everyone else were allowed inside their respective box rooms, we were shunned off by one of the staff, claiming it was “too early to be seated” and that we should just walk around. Immediately afterwards, the staff proceeded to allow other people to be seated. It was only after we insisted that we didn’t want to walk around, that the staff member reluctantly directed us to our seats.

While we were inside waiting for the show, the same staff member continued to direct more people to their seats. In the span of 10 minutes, he “checked” (impatiently snatched the tickets from our hands) our tickets on three different occasions as if accusing us that we were constantly sitting in someone else’s seats and that we were bringing great inconvenience to him. However, we were in the correct seats (which he directed us to) and the whole experience was very degrading.

For an economy that relies so much on tourism, it’s a shame to see that popular sights such as Palais Garnier cannot invest more in training their staff. While we’ve received amazing service at all the other places we visited in Paris, it’s people like this that gives the French a bad name and creates that “terrible/rude service to foreigners” stereotype that should be so dated.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very grand opera with beautiful pictures and artistic decorations. I was glad that we got to see it.

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