Thursday, September 23, 2010

Opéra Garnier

This is by far my favorite building in Paris, the National Opera House, Palais Garnier. It is the 13th theater that houses the Paris Opera, founded in 1669 by Louis XIV. The theater itself was built by unknown architect Charles Garnier during 15 years between 1860 and 1875. It is just BEAUTIFUL.

I have yet to attend an opera or a ballet here, it is just so difficult to get tickets. For certain operas, it is said that a 6 month-1 year advanced booking is necessary. However, for less known ballets, you can show up at the ticket booth the day of the show itself. If you're lucky, you can get pretty cheap tickets!

I shall be patient and wait for a gala opening, I've always loved dressing up for a fabulous night!

Since I have no pictures of the interior yet, checkout the video for a brief virtual tour.

Métro: Opéra
Photos by AG


  1. insya Allah when i come next year, hopefully I'll get to catch an Opera...have always wanted to...