Opera Garnier Day Tour with Official Opera de Paris Guide

Opera Garnier Day Tour with Official Opera de Paris Guide. What to see in Paris? Take a guided tour through the lavish Opera Garnier. Consistently ranked as one of the best things to do in Paris.

• Uncover architectural masterpieces in the heart of Paris
• Climb up the Grand Escalier
• 90-minute guided tour of the public areas of Palais Garnier
• Pythonisse sculpture
• Rotonde des Abonnes

Opera Garnier Day Tour w/ Official Opera de Paris Guide

The Palais Garnier is without question one of the most lavish examples of Second Empire architecture in France with its ostentatious Baroque Revival style. Follow the footsteps of high society in the 19th century on this 90-minute Palais Garnier guided tour. The opera house was designed by architect Charles Garnier and completed in 1875 and is one of Europe’s largest of its kind.

The Rotonde des Abonnes or Members Rotunda, once the formal reception hall for opera guests, will be the first stop on our tour. Here your guide can illustrate the signature features of Garnier in the rich arabesque tapestry.

Throughout the tour, the official guide to the Opera de Paris will illustrate the note pieces among the vast collection of paintings and sculptures located in the Garnier Palace. Before ascending the double staircase, or Grand Escalier, we will meet the writhing snakes of the bronze Pythonisse sculpture with sparkling mosaics, bright marble columns and gold-leaf embellishments.

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