You don’t have to be an opera buff to appreciate the Palais Garnier
Also known as the Opéra de Paris or the Opéra Garnier, or more commonly referred to as the Paris Opéra. Located on the Place de l’Opéra in Paris’ 9th arondissement, this 1,900-seat neo-Baroque style opera house was built on the orders of Napoleon III and its grandeur is certainly fit for emperors.
In plush red and gold, the Auditorium is lit by the immense crystal chandelier hanging below Marc Chagall’s brightly coloured ceiling. Remember "The Phantom of the Opera"?
The acoustics may not be as good as in the new Bastille, but look at the decorations in this one. It's got to be my favourite opera house in the world, and I live in Sydney!
Get more details about the Palais Garnier in our post: Opéra Garnier - A Grand Paris Opera House
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