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Paris: Opera Garnier Entry Ticket

1. Paris: Opera Garnier Entry Ticket

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.

Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

2. Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

Explore the best of Paris on a hop-on hop-off bus tour with an audio guide. From the comfort of an eco-friendly bus, see sights like the Paris Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Grand Palais, and more. Jump on board a hop-on hop-off bus to get an overview of Paris. Learn about the city through the audio guide commentary specially designed for the route. Pick the sights you want to explore in more detail, and hop off at the closest location to visit the attractions, at your own expense. See the top art masterpieces and paintings at the Louvre Museum. Stop at Notre Dame and take a moment to admire its architecture from the left bank of the Seine. Shop along the Champs-Elysées. Climb the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower for the best views of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to walk around the most charming neighborhoods in Paris such as the bohemian Montmartre, the buzzing Latin Quarter, the trendy Marais, or the peaceful Ile de Saint Louis. If you are traveling with children, the child-friendly channel available in French and English will keep them entertained. The kids' audio guide is designed to capture their attention all throughout the journey.  Upon first validation, your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, according to the option booked. You can hop on or hop off an unlimited number of times within the valid period. The route stops are as follows: 1. Haussmann – Grands Magasins – 11, Rue Auber 75009 Paris2. Opera Garnier – 49, Avenue De L’opéra 75002 Paris3. Musee Du Louvre – Place Du Carrousel 75002 Paris4. Notre-Dame – 4, Rue Du Petit Pont 75005 Paris5. Musee D’orsay – 8, Quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris6. Concorde – 12, Place De La Concorde 75008 Paris7. Champs-Elysees – Georve V -116, Avenue Des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris8. Trocadero – 50, Avenue Du Président Wilson 75016 Paris9. Tour Eiffel – 69, Quai Branly 75007 Paris10. Pont Alexandre III – Invalides – 41, Quai D’orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

3. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour deluxe option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise. Drive-by iconic attractions like Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum. Discover Paris on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route: Tour EiffelChamp de MarsOpéra GarnierLouvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information CentreLouvre-Pont des ArtsNotre DameMusée d'OrsayChamps-ElyséesGrand PalaisTrocadéro

Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise Bundle Tour

4. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Seine Cruise Bundle Tour

Explore the city and discover the magical atmosphere of the River Seine with a bus pass and a 1-hour cruise combo. The combo is available for 1 or 2 consecutive days. This open-top bus tour offers the largest network of interconnected hop-on hop-off routes in Paris, covering every attraction in the city. Hop on and off at your convenience at any of the stops to explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy an unforgettable bird's-eye view of the city of Paris and its monuments, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and much more. Then, hop onboard the boat and relax with the sound of the water while sailing across the Seine. Bus stops: 1. HAUSSMANN – GRANDS MAGASINS – 13, rue Auber 75009 Paris 2. OPERA GARNIER – 49, avenue de l’Opéra 75002 Paris 3. MUSEE DU LOUVRE – Place du Carrousel 75002 Paris 4. NOTRE-DAME – 4, rue du Petit Pont 75005 Paris 5. MUSEE D’ORSAY – 8, quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris 6. CONCORDE – 12, place de la Concorde 75008 Paris 7. CHAMPS-ELYSEES – GEORGE V -116, avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris 8. TROCADERO – 15, avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris 9. TOUR EIFFEL – 69, quai Branly 75007 Paris 10. PONT ALEXANDRE III – INVALIDES – 41, quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: Sightseeing Panoramic Night Bus Tour

5. Paris: Sightseeing Panoramic Night Bus Tour

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

Paris: Opera Garnier and Seine River Cruise Tickets

6. 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: Open-Top Christmas Bus Tour

7. Paris: Open-Top Christmas Bus Tour

Let yourself be carried away by the magic and romance of Paris from the open top of an electric green bus. Pass by Opera, Place Vendôme, Concorde, Champs Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, the big department stores, and many more.  Discover the "City of Light" and immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit. Admire the city illuminated with Christmas lights and listen to an audio commentary that includes traditional Christmas songs. Share this special moment with your loved ones.

Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Seine River Cruise

8. Paris: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Seine River Cruise

Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Paris and go on an exploration of the city's top attractions. Discover the city at your own pace with stops near the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and over 50 points of interest around Paris. Experience the beautiful avenues, stunning architecture, and picturesque views from the top of an open-air bus. Hop-on and hop-off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city.  The tour includes informative and entertaining commentary that guides you through the city. To see the city from a different perspective, your hop-on hop-off city tour will be combined with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine River. The cruise takes you past many stunning monuments and museums, while sailing under several beautiful bridges, showcasing the best landmarks in Paris from the water.  The individual audio commentary shares the hidden stories of Paris, along with the historical and cultural significance of the attractions, helping you decide which to visit once you’re back on land.

Paris: Night Bus Tour with Audioguide

9. Paris: Night Bus Tour with Audioguide

Experience the magic and romance of Paris at night from the second story of an open-top bus. Enjoy breathtaking views of the beautifully illuminated monuments and top landmarks. Capture pictures of sights like the the Moulin Rouge and the Louvre Museum while they are lit for the night. Board the bus at your selected departure time from the centrally-located Place du Carrousel square. Feel the wind in your hair as you snap pictures that are unobstructed by glass from the open-top bus. Enjoy the the Baroque and Renaissance elements of the elegant Palais Garnier opera house and the spacious the Place Vendôme and the Concorde squares. Ride down the grand the Champs Elysées avenue. Pass by the iconic Louvre Museum. Marvel at the imposing Notre Dame cathedral. See the red windmill of the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Uncover lesser-known sights as you drive along. Finish your tour where it began in Place du Carrousel square.

Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

10. Paris: Dark City Secrets Walking Tour

Throughout your 2-hour guided tour you will discover the dark side of the center of Paris. Choose between a shared or private experience, which will begin at the former main site of the bloody and popular public executions, which were both adored and appreciated by Parisians. You will see how cruelly they used to punish convicted criminals, as well as the occasional unfortunate innocent person too. Paris is a haunted city with plenty of ghosts and phantoms. One famous French poet became the ghost that today haunts a theater, another one was injured during a fire and has since never left the Opera House. You'll learn about the "evil queen" of France, and how another spirit haunted her all the way up until her final days. Demons and devilish beings are everywhere in Paris, with the Notre Dame Cathedral containing plenty of them on its exterior. On this facade, there are so many creepy and mysterious signs and symbols, which require a thorough investigation to properly appreciate it. You will learn how a gypsy cursed a house in the Latin Quarter, causing its owner to die. This was followed by more people mysteriously dying there. You'll hear the spine-chilling story about this most famous cursed Parisian place, before your chilling tour finishes at the meeting point with the story of a vampire.

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What people are saying about Palais Garnier

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4.4 / 5

based on 13,796 reviews

Spectacular experience. Due to traffic we were little late for the bus. It was so kind of them that they waited for us. We highly appreciate and highly recommend tourist to try this amazing ride ❤️

At least on my first visit to Paris, I think the bus ride makes a lot of sense. We booked for three days right away because the difference is very small.

It was a very complete tour of the City. It's a shame it rained, but it's part of the Parisian tradition. I recommend it.

Highly recommended. Better price than the rest. The buses run every so often and the stops are in the right places.

Gives a good relaxed impression of Paris at night…