The Opera Garnier, built in 1875, is as spectacular inside as outside.
Even if you’re not a fan of visiting historic buildings, or an opera fan, I still highly recommend you go and look at the ceiling in the main auditorium. Painted by Marc Chagall in 1964, it caused a huge scandal when it was unveiled. Divided into five main colours, it pays homage to the great composers and their works. Surprising in this setting, and incredibly beautiful, it’s worth a visit just to be able to look at this, even if only for a few minutes.
I would happily visit again and again just to enjoy the beauty of this amazing work of art in such an incredible setting.
Open daily from 10:00 to 16:30. Check that they are not rehearsing, in which case you won’t be able to go into the auditorium. Tickets cost 10€.
- Palais Garnier, 75009 Paris. Metro: Opera