Garnier Opera House


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In context : Make a loop though the famous squares of Paris

(From : Naniwa-Ya). Follow Saint-Anne street northbound now, up to Saint-Augustin street. Turn left into the latter to get to de l'Opéra avenue which will lead you to your destination.

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The Opéra Garnier, or Palais Garnier, known as the exclusive Paris Opera before the opening of Bastille Opera House in 1989, was inaugurated in 1875 and has a capacity of 1,900 seats.

The building has notably a French Renaissance-style Grand Foyer (picture) with lots of mirrors, a Grand Staircase, and an italian-like five-level horseshoe-shaped theater.

It is a stunning piece of work, and amazes by its volumes, proportions, and incredibly rich and baroque decorations (well, "too much" was certainly not an issue for Garnier). It should be noted that Hanoi Opera House in Viêt-nam is a small replica of the Garnier Opera House.

A restaurant is opened since 2011.

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