Monday, October 25, 2010

Le Palais Garnier

Le Palais Garnier is the oprea house. Boy is it opulent.  You can take a self guided tour for 9 euros.  It was built on the orders of Napoleon III. Designed by Charles Garnier who won a competition to be the architect.  It took 15 years to build and was completed in 1875.  We spent about an hour just wandering thru.

This is the view as you exit the metro station


The main foyer on the ground floor with statues of composers

The Grand Staircase

Balconies above the grand staircase 

 The ceiling in one of the foyers 

 The main foyer which reminded us of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles 

The auditorium 

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