The Palais Garnier’s Secrets tour takes you behind the scenes at one of the most iconic venues in Paris, the stunning Palais Garnier. Constructed in the 1800s to house the famous Paris Opera, this monumental theatre and museum offer some of the most opulent architecture in Europe. Explore the twists and turns, historic seating area, and the in-house museum, and discover the secrets behind the building’s colorful past.
Palais Garnier Tour Highlights
Itinerary and What to Expect?
Your guide will greet you at the steps of the Palais Garnier before you head to your discovery.
(A detailed map will be provided once the booking is confirmed)
Follow in the footsteps of audiences past as you explore the twists and turns of the iconic Palais Garnier. This tour lifts the curtain on one of the premier performance venues in Europe, revealing the hidden, and at times, the surprising history behind the impressive design. Enter through the stately Members’ Rotunda, with its elaborate architecture and grandiose decor, and take center stage as you ascend the Grand Staircase. Explore the lofty nave, carved from marble, onyx, copper, and gold leaf, and discover the secrets behind its construction. Experience the Grand Foyer, lined with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and windows, and soak up the view over the pretty Avenue de l’Opéra. Learn what inspired the area’s unique Renaissance architecture and the colorful characters who helped shape it. With your guide, explore the fascinating collection of artifacts housed in the Garnier Museum, and take in the many works of sculpture and art peppered throughout the venue.
After your exquisite exploration, your guide will escort you back to the Palais Garnier steps.
Private English Speaking Guide
Palais Garnier Skip-the-Line Ticket
All fees and taxes
Transfer from/to your Paris hotel
Provided upon request
Frequently Asked Questions
You can reach the Arc de Triomphe via the Metro 3, 7 and 8 and stop at Opéra situated right in front of the landmark.
We will always send a detailed map so you don’t get lost.
Yes, we can certainly organise one of our chauffeurs to pick you up from your residence to and from the Palais Garnier at an additional charge.
Yes, everyone with a wheelchair can access the Palais Garnier and enjoy the Opéra’s history.
Yes, no other participants will be joining your Palais Garnier’s Secrets tour.
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