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Opera Garnier and Covered Passages Guided Tour
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Opera Garnier and Covered Passages Guided Tour

  • English
  • 3 hours

Explore the magnificent world-renowned Opera Garnier followed by a walking-tour through the historic Parisian Covered Passages.

Itinerary

Set off on a 3-hour walking guided tour accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will lead you to the Palais-Royal. Here, you will set foot in the palace’s arcades, once residence of Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of King Louis XIII during the seventeenth century. He is represented in numerous films including The Three Musketeers.

Saunter around the Colonnes de Buren located in the Cour d’Honneur, one of the inner courtyards of the “Palais-Cardinal” and discover the Jardin du Palais Royal, the palace's beautifully looked after garden. Continue your visit in the nineteenth-century Covered Passages of Paris, one of the first shopping arcades built in the city, including the renowned Galerie Choiseul and Galerie Vivienne. These richly decorated arcades are considered hidden gems, unknown to most tourists.

While you amble through Galerie Vivienne, the most famous gallery, admire the floor mosaics and the splendid window displays of high fashion boutiques, wine cellars, book shops and other traditional French stores in this practically secret shopping arcade.

The next stop will be the Palais Garnier, the majestic opera house in Paris, commissioned by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1875. Follow your guide through the most striking rooms, including the grand staircase, the impressive “Grand Foyer” and the concert hall, while you learn about the history and secrets of this architectural masterpiece.  

Finally, head to the rooftops of the Galeries Lafayette for an incredible panoramic view of the City of Lights.

Price

Adults Children 3-11 years old Children under 3
Guided tour
US$ 41
US$ 34
Free

Guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 41
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 34
  • Children under 3

    Free

More information

Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

3 hour walking guided tour.

Professional English speaking guide.

Admission to the Opera Garnier.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Paris).

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 41
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

2 rue des Pyramides, 75001.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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