PRIVATE TOUR OF THE OPERA GARNIER
From Napoléon III to the Phantom of The Opéra of Balzac…
Le voilà ! The magnificent Opera House of Paris dates back to the Second Empire, to the times of Napoleon I’s nephew and his court, Napoléon III. It’s part of the 19th century city’s transformation undertaken by the Baron Haussmann: 60% of the buildings and neighborhoods of Paris were demolished and rebuilt in “modern and homogenous” architectural style. Here you’ll be able to take a glimpse at the Ecclectic Style features of the edifice, walking through its galleries, staircases, boxes, etc. It’s here that, for the first time, electricity was used to light an Opera house. After a few anedoctes I’ll tell you during this tour, you’ll understand while Balzac decided to use this “palace” as the main setting for his novel “The Phantom of the Opera”….
320€ / 2h
THE 2-H TOUR INCLUDES
- Description of the interior and the exterior and history of the edifice
- History of Paris during the second empire
- Access to the Opera’s boxes and to its monumental staircase
TO BE NOTED
Entrance tickets not included :
12€ for adults or 8€ for the 12-25 years old.