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Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

1. Self-Guided Visit to Opera Garnier

Boasting an eclectic and ostentatious Baroque design, the Opera Garnier is one of the most extravagant representations of Second Empire architecture in France. Benefit from quick and easy access to this magnificent building in the center of Paris. Inaugurated in 1875 and named after its exciting young architect, Charles Garnier, it is the largest opera house in Europe. You will set eyes on the writhing snakes of the bronze “Pythonisse” sculpture, before climbing the double stairway of the “Grand Escalier” (Main Staircase). Imagine the swish of crinolines as you admire the breathtaking décor and stroll through vast foyers, filled with sparkling mosaics, colorful marble columns and gold-leaf flourishes. Everywhere you look will be a feast for the eyes. You will receive your digital ticket directly after your booking, just show it at the Opera visit entrance to enjoy your visit.

Château de Versailles: The Musical Fountains Show

2. Château de Versailles: The Musical Fountains Show

Discover the extraordinary beauty of the Gardens of Versailles with the Musical Fountains Show. Take part in a 350-year tradition and watch the Versailles Palace fountains spouting in time with the classical music. Experience the talent of the 17th-century fountain engineers and of their successors in an unforgettable and fairytale experience. Take in the water display’s dazzling special effects and watch as the marble and metal gods, humans, and animals seem to come to life for a few enchanting moments. Your royal stroll will unfold to the tunes of the greatest Baroque composers including Lully, Leclair, Campra, Charpentier, and Rameau. Walk along the paths of the largest open-air sculpture garden in the world. At a turn of a flower bed or around the corner of a perfectly pruned boxwood shrub, you'll encounter statues of Apollo, Proserpina, the Marmosets, and other hidden treasures. You can also admire the topiaries shaped by hand by the artist gardeners of the Château de Versailles, using techniques passed on from generation to generation. Explore the green groves of the Royal Garden beloved by King Louis XIV and his court, used as outdoor salons for dining, dancing, gambling, music, and theater.

Paris: Opera Garnier and Seine River Cruise Tickets

3. Paris: Opera Garnier and Seine River Cruise Tickets

With this combo tour, benefit from entry to 2 of the most famous cultural attractions of Paris. The Palais Garnier, or Opéra Garnier, is a 1,979-seat opera house. When the new opera house, the Opéra Bastille, opened at the Place de la Bastille, the Palais Garnier began operating primarily for ballet. The theater has been a historic monument of France since 1923. Following that, meet beside the Eiffel Tower to board a Parisian boat for a cruise on the Seine River. Unwind while contemplating the history of Paris, and admire its many monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the many bridges with their unique architecture. The audio guide on board the boat is available in 13 languages, and you can also listen to it from an application on your smartphone. Upon purchase, you can use your ticket at any time, valid until the date indicated on the ticket.

Paris: Jazz Walking Tour with Live Concert and Brunch

4. Paris: Jazz Walking Tour with Live Concert and Brunch

Immerse yourself in Paris' jazz scene on this 3-hour tour. Begin your experience with a 1-hour walking tour, stopping first at Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore, 2 cafés which formed the epicenter for jazz musicians. Later, see the former location of Club Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the hotel where jazz greats Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell held late-night jam sessions after their gigs.  Stop near the site of the former Tabou club, where the French singer and jazz promoter Boris Vian performed in 1947. At Pont Neuf, listen to your guide's explanation of the jazz scene in Montmartre before continuing into the 5th arrondissement to the Caveau de la Huchette, the oldest jazz club in Paris.  Crossing the Seine River, make your way to the Châtelet district, and your final stop on the tour. There are several jazz clubs in this area, including Le Duc des Lombards, where you’ll enjoy brunch with a glass of champagne (if option is selected), accompanied by a live concert.

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You have to master the iPad if you want the audio guide but it’s well worth the aggravation. Amazingly beautiful.

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