Opera Garnier: access public areas
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Access to the public areasLocated in the very center of Paris, access one of the world most beautiful Operas in Paris: the Opera Garnier. Rich with velvet, gold leaf, and cherubim and nymphs, the interior is characteristic of Baroque sumptuousness.
The building features a large ceremonial staircase of white marble with a balustrade of red and green marble, which divides into two divergent flights of stairs that lead to the Grand Foyer. Its design was inspired by Victor Louis's grand staircase for the Théâtre de Bordeaux Opera Library-Museum (Bibliothèque nationale de France, permanent collection, set models, works of art), Rotonde des Abonnés, Bassin de la Pythie, Grand Staircase, Grand Foyer, Avant-Foyer, Salons de la lune et du soleil, Rotonde du Glacier and tapestries. Admission to the auditorium may be restricted or impossible for technical and/or artistic reasons. The admission ticket is also valid for any temporary exhibitions.
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