Private Guided Tour of the Opéra Garnier

4 reviews

Highlights

  • A tour led by a private guide

  • The Rotonde des Abonnés and the Grand Escalier

  • The architectural richness of the opera house

  • The paintings and sculptures

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 1hr

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Opening times 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Departure point/location

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* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Visitors will be amazed and moved by this tour of the stunning Opéra Garnier. Come and marvel at its architectural richness, its artistic treasures, and its majestic auditorium – your private guide will be on hand to make sure that you leave no stone unturned... Let yourself be enchanted by this journey through the life of the opera house, from the Second Empire right up to the present day!

Commissioned by Napoleon III as part of his major building works to renovate Paris, the Opéra Garnier remains Europe's largest opera house, and an impressive example of the architectural and artistic styles of the Second Empire. 

Your private guide will show you around this exceptional palace, starting with a visit to the Rotonde des Abonnés (the Members' Rotunda) the grand reception room for theater-goers. There, amongst the statues and carvings, you will be able to discern the unique signature of the architect himself. 

Fall under the spell of the sculpture of the enigmatic Pythia, before ascending the Great Staircase, which leads to the main auditorium and the various foyers and reception rooms. The Palais Garnier is brimming with artistic treasures for you to discover.

Options

Important note about reservation : With this tour you automatically book a private guide. You are not asked to state the number of people attending, but the number of private tours you would like to book.

If you book 1 private guided visit, a maximum of 14 people may participate.

(1) The advertised price per person is based on a tour with 6 participants

Good to know

  • Availability: every day upon request and subject to availability (excluding public holidays and other exceptional dates)
  • Start times: 10am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm
  • Duration: 1 hour 
  • Location: central Paris, 75009
  • Getting there: metro Opéra (lines 3, 7 and 8) or Auber (RER A)
  • Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian
  • Tour capacity: 1–14 participants
  • As the Palais Garnier is an operational theatre, artistic and technical considerations mean that access to the main auditorium is not always guaranteed
  • Animals not permitted

Cancellation Terms & Conditions

Cancellations are free of charge until 15 days prior to the activity (excluding special dates). After this time, and in the case of a no-show, charges are applicable as follows:
Between 15 and 5 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
A reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Admission to the Opéra Garnier
  • The services of a tour guide

Not included

  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Admission to a show
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

4 reviews
  • Cristianne was an excellent guide and provided a very enjoyable experience for our family.
    Timothy S.
    Jun 24, 2015
  • Henri D.
    Oct 28, 2014
  • guide très intéressante et très agréable. Du sur-mesure pour le petit groupe de 7 personnes que nous étions.
    Michèle P.
    Feb 19, 2014

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