The Opéra Garnier is an emblematic monument of the city of Paris. Located in the 9th arrondissement, this theatre hosts numerous artistic events such as dance, music and theatre.

The opera was built at the request of Napoleon III by the architect Charles Garnier. He was chosen for the richness and boldness he wanted to bring to the monument. At the end of its construction, the incredible building became the largest opera house in Europe with 1900 seats and was classified as a historical monument.

Today, in addition to being able to admire wonderful performances, it is possible for us to visit the opera to discover the secrets of its construction.


The Opéra Garnier is both a magnificent theatre and an essential monument in Paris. Its richness and splendour are worth a visit.

As soon as you enter, you are amazed by the greatness of the place. The hall of the Opera is composed of about twenty different marbles and its ceiling is decorated with superb period paintings. When you enter the auditorium, all you have to do is look up to admire the huge chandelier and the gigantic painting on the ceiling.

The monument can be visited individually, with an audio guide or by guided tour. For the more curious, there are private tours of the backstage area of the opera house and its sewing room. To be sure to visit, we advise you to book your tickets in advance on the Paris Opera website.