Duration: 2 hours


The sumptuous Opera Garnier was designed by the French architect Charles Garnier in times of Napoleon III.
Founded in 1862, it was opened to public only 13 years later due to the Prussian War and uprising of 1871.


opera garnier

Eclectic mix of Classical, Baroque and Renaissance architecture
was applied with a great effect to decorate
the massive monumental structure of the Opera Garnier.
The facade of the building is decorated with
rose marble columns, friezes, sculptural compositions along
with two gilded statues of Pegasus and Apollo.

opera 2


The extravagant exterior is matched with the opulent interior decor.
It is famous for its Grand Staircase made of marble,
topped by huge chandelier, numerous intricate glided decorations,
as well as for its large ceiling painted by Marc Chagall.

opera 1

Nowadays, the Opera Garnier presents a wonderfully diverse program, primarily of ballet and modern dance, offering performances by artists from all over the world.




Photo by David Henry: http://www.davidphenry.com/Paris/

The following tours may also attract your attention:


Paris is the world’s beloved destination of tourists all over the globe. It possesses not only an enormous cultural and historical richness but also its formidable heritage. The city promises tourists an unforgettable vacation with its inspiring architecture, enlightening museums, historical masterpieces and astonishing gardens.


The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world possessing a magnificent collection of paintings, drawings and archaeological findings from the V century BC and ending with the middle of the XIX century. It is the former residence of the Kings of France repeatedly expanded, renovated and converted from medieval fortress to magnificent Royal Palace.


The Cite Island is the historical and geographical centre of Paris. While walking through the island you will see the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and the great Palace of Justice lying along the Seine with the streets lined with numerous cafes, restaurants and shops offering visitors the chance to buy souvenirs. The Saint-Louis Island is a small charming oasis in the center of Paris.