Palais Garnier, which was constructed between 1861 and 1875, is arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Paris. If you can't get there in person then you can do a virtual visit. The link provides access to various spectacular views which I highly recommend exploring. In addition to these virtual visits this 360° view gives you some idea of the beauty within this building.
Opera de Paris in Paris
I have done a guided tour of Palais Garnier in French and can recommend it to advanced level French language learners. Tours are also conducted in English but I do suggest reserving ahead of time if you don't want to risk disappointment and miss out. Reservations can be done online or or by dropping in to their ticket office in the foyer when you are there.
The great staircase, foyers, museum and auditorium (for artistic or technical reasons, it may not always be accessible) can be visited unaccompanied every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with the exception of:
- Sunday 4 March 2012
- Friday 16 March 2012
- Wednesday 21 March until 1 PM
- Wednesday 11 April 2012
- Tuesday 1 May 2012
- Friday 25 May 2012
If you visit Palais Garnier your ticket entitles you to a reduction when visiting Musée d'Orsay, Musée Gustave Moreau and the Centre national du costume de scène. Conditions of course apply. SNCF (French train network) also has a number of deals which provide discounts on train tickets and event tickets. Information on discounts
Place de l'Opéra,