Opéra Garnier – Paris

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Opéra Garnier, Paris – France

A masterpiece of nineteenth-century theater architecture, the Palais Garnier (or Opéra Garnier), built by Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1875, is a masterpiece of nineteenth-century theater architecture. Its construction was decided by Napoleon III as part of the major renovation works of the capital carried out under his order by the Baron Haussmann.                                                                                              (parisinfo)

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Opera Garnier full frontal architecture,  May 2009

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The Opera House, Paris,1890-1900

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Opera Garnier Grand Staircase

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by Detaille,  Collections of the Château of Versailles (cropped)

Inauguration of the Paris Opera in 1875

The ceiling of its room is a monumental canvas of 220 m² signed Marc Chagall (1887-1985), unveiled in 1964. 

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Opéra Garnier, Chagall, Chandelier

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Scène de l’opéra Garnier

The palate has an area of 11,000 m2 useful, the largest in the world until 1970, 172 m long, 101 m wide and 79 m elevation. It has 1,156 seats                (wikipedia).
The Garnier Theater presents lyrical and choreographic performances.

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Paris, Palais Garnier’s large living room 3

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Music on top of Opera Garnier

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The big focus

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Vestibule of the Opera Garnier

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Library of the Opera Garnier

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5 réflexions sur “Opéra Garnier – Paris

  1. It’s a magnificent building with a wonderful interior. I particularly love the Chagal ceiling.

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