Paris Opera - Garnier Palace

It was Napoleon III who took the decision to have this major Parisian opera house built and he entrusted its construction to Charles Garnier, a young architect. Building work was started in 1860 and it was completed in 1875.
The Opera Garnier is a magnificent gilded marble building, a sumptuous and striking palace.
From the end of the Avenue de l'Opéra, imposing and majestic, the Opera Garnier never fails to impress.
Inside, a huge staircase takes you to the different levels and it is flanked on both sides by a collection of paintings and sculptures and most notably the ceiling painted by Chagall.
The auditorium shimmers with red and gold touches.

According to legend, a ghost haunted the palace, a story which inspired Gaston Leroux to write the novel The Phamton of the Opera, leading to many famous theatre, musical and film adaptations.

In the sumptuous setting of the Opera Garnier, performances such as operas, ballets and international productions become ever more majestic, the setting perfectly complementing the sheer magic of the productions.

Paris Opera - Garnier Palacespecial selection of our hotels


  • From 81 Timhotel Opéra Madeleine

    In front of St Lazare station, near the famous department stores of Paris

    Advantageously located opposite the Gare Saint-Lazare and a few hours away from Normandy, the Timhotel Opéra Madeleine gives you access to all the advantages of the central business district and the train station.  The Timhotel Op&e...

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  • From 88 Timhotel Opéra Grands Magasins

    Opened in March 2013. New Timhotel in the Theaters District and the Opera

    Not far from gare Saint-Lazare and from the business central district, the Timhotel Opéra Grands Magasins will welcome you in the heart of the 9th arrondissement in a magnificent Haussmann-style building. Ideally located rue La Bruyè...

    Boutique Hotel, 19 rooms all different

  • From 63 Timhotel Palais Royal

    Near the Louvre and Chatelet. Very charming address. Guest rooms with AC

    Not far from the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Palais Royal is located in the historical and cultural centre of Paris. This art-deco-bedecked Haussmann-style hôtel de charme, which is near everything, will al...

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