Outstanding Venues

The famous sights of Paris are well known but for the music lover there are great opportunities at the National Opera and Ballet, the Opéra de Paris. It uses two venues for the performances, the Opéra Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille. It should not be thought that the newer building, the Opéra Bastille offers performances that are in any way secondary. It is just one of two venues of this prestigious company. The Opéra Palais Garnier of 1875 was commissioned by Napoleon III, built by Charles Garnier and was later the inspiration for the Phantom of the Opera. The Opéra Bastille is by contrast a work of striking modernity commissioned in 1983 and built by the Canadian-Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. Regular guided tours of both theatres are available. Other opera venues are the Théâtre du Chatelet, the Opéra Athenée, the Opéra Comique and the Théâtre du Champs Elysée.

Parisian audiences have not always been the most appreciative of new operas, Tannhäuser and Carmen were badly received and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was greeted with a riot at its first performance. Things have improved since then and now the French government subsidizes tickets at the Opéra de Paris by fifty per cent. The birthplace of Claude Debussy in Saint Germain-en-Laye can be reached on the underground and visitors can see much interesting memorabilia such original scores, original letters, photographs and even the composer’s clothes. Further afield is the small house in Montfort-l’Amaury bought by Maurice Ravel in 1921 and occupied by him until his death in 1937.

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Packages

We have a good range of hotels, the two shown below are good four star hotels chosen for their comfort and their proximity to the opera house; the Hotel Concorde Opera is near to the Opera Palais Garnier and the Hotel Les Jardins du Marias is close to the Opera Bastille.

Good three star options are the Hotel Madeleine Hausmann near the Opera Palais Garnier and the Hotel Marais Bastille near to the Opera Bastille.

We will be pleased to quote for a made to measure package with hotel accommodation, opera/ballet tickets and if required flights or Eurostar.

Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris****

Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, this elegant hotel is typically Parisian and it is beautifully decorated throughout. The Opera Palais Garnier is within easy walking distance of the hotel and it is also close to the Gallerie Lafayette, Paris’ most famous shopping area. All of the hotel’s rooms have air-conditioning, sound-proofing, Wifi, a satellite TV, a mini bar and a safety deposit box. Other services and facilities at the hotel include a concierge, a bar and the Terminus Cafe restaurant which offers gourmet cuisine.

Hotel Concorde Opéra Paris

Hotel Les Jardins du Marais****

A few steps from the Opera Bastille and within walking distance to the magnificent Place des Vosges, the hotel is conveniently located close to many places of interest in the historical heart of Paris, the trendy Marais district. The hotel provides a unique, private courtyard, filled with bushes and flowers for a very romantic and Parisian atmosphere. The restaurant is in a futuristic atrium and overlooks the hotel’s private garden. Each of the spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites is tastefully decorated in light, airy colours.

Hotel Les Jardins du Marais

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Mon 25 Sep 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Wed 27 Sep 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Fri 29 Sep 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Sun 1 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Tue 3 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Thu 5 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris MIRANDA-Purcell
Wed 18 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris KEIN LICHT-Manoury
Thu 19 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris KEIN LICHT-Manoury
Sat 21 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris KEIN LICHT-Manoury
Sun 22 Oct 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris KEIN LICHT-Manoury
Mon 6 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Tue 7 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Wed 8 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Thu 9 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sat 11 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sun 12 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Mon 13 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Tue 19 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Thu 21 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Sat 23 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Mon 25 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Wed 27 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Fri 29 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Sun 31 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique, Paris LE COMTE ORY-Rossini

 

Wed 20 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Sat 23 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Tue 26 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Thu 28 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi (new production)
Fri 29 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Sun 31 Jan 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Mon 1 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Tue 2 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Wed 3 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 4 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille WERTHER-Massenet
Fri 5 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Mon 8 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Tue 9 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Thu 11 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Fri 12 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Mon 15 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 20 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Sun 21 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Wed 24 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 25 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 27 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Sun 28 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Mon 29 Feb 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Tue 1 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner (new production)
Wed 2 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Thu 3 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Fri 4 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 5 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Sun 6 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Wed 9 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Thu 10 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Sun 13 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Tue 15 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Sat 19 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Mon 21 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Tue 22 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Wed 23 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Thu 24 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Sat 26 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Mon 28 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG-Wagner
Tue 29 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Thu 31 Mar 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Fri 1 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Sun 3 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Fri 8 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Sat 9 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi (new production)
Sun 10 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Mon 11 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Tue 12 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Wed 13 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Thu 14 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Fri 15 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Sat 16 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille Ballet. Romeo and Juliet
Sun 17 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Wed 20 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Sat 23 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Tue 26 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Thu 28 Apr 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Mon 2 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Thu 5 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Sat 7 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Mon 9 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER-R. Strauss (new production)
Tue 10 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Thu 12 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Sat 14 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Sun 15 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Mon 16 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Thu 19 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Fri 20 May 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sat 21 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Sun 22 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Mon 23 May 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Tue 24 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Wed 25 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Thu 26 May 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Fri 27 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Sat 28 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Sun 29 May 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Mon 30 May 2016 Opera Bastille RIGOLETTO-Verdi
Tue 31 May 2016 Opera Bastille DER ROSENKAVALIER R. Strauss
Wed 1 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sat 4 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Tue 7 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sat 11 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Mon 13 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Tue 14 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Thu 16 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Fri 17 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sun 19 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Mon 20 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Wed 22 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Sat 25 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Sun 26 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Tue 28 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Wed 29 Jun 2016 Opera Bastille LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Fri 1 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Sat 2 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Sun 3 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Mon 4 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Tue 5 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Wed 6 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Fri 8 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Sun 10 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Mon 11 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Tue 12 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Wed 13 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille AIDA-Verdi
Thu 14 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Fri 15 Jul 2016 Opera Bastille Ballets. Creation & Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
Tue 19 Jan 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Fri 22 Jan 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Mon 25 Jan 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Wed 27 Jan 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Sun 31 Jan 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Wed 3 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Sat 6 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Wed 10 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Thu 11 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Fri 12 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Sat 13 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg at 2.30pm & 8pm
Sun 14 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier CAPRICCIO-R. Strauss
Mon 15 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Wed 17 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Thu 18 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Fri 19 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Sat 20 Feb 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Creation/Les Variations Goldberg
Mon 7 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker (new production)
Wed 9 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Fri 11 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Mon 14 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Thu 17 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Sat 19 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Mon 21 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Tue 22 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Wed 23 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Thu 24 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Fri 25 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Sat 26 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Mon 28 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Tue 29 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Wed 30 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Thu 31 Mar 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Fri 1 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Iolanta & The Nutcracker
Sat 2 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Mon 4 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Tue 5 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Sonatas, Duo Concertant & Other Dances
Mon 25 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Tue 26 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Wed 27 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Thu 28 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Fri 29 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Sat 30 Apr 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Mon 2 May 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Tue 3 May 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Les Applaudissements Ne Se Mangent Pas
Fri 20 May 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann (new production)
Mon 23 May 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Thu 26 May 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Sun 29 May 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Mon 30 May 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Tue 31 May 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Wed 1 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Thu 2 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Fri 3 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Sun 5 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Mon 6 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Wed 8 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Thu 9 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Fri 10 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Sat 11 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Sun 12 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier LEAR-Reimann
Mon 13 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Tue 14 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Giselle
Wed 22 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Le Corsaire
Thu 23 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Le Corsaire
Fri 24 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Le Corsaire
Sat 25 Jun 2016 Palais Garnier Ballet. Le Corsaire at 2.30pm & 8pm
Tue 5 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Wed 6 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Thu 7 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Sat 9 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Tue 12 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Wed 13 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Fri 15 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Sat 16 Jul 2016 Palais Garnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
Fri 8 Jul 2016 PalaisGarnier Ballets. Approximate Sonata, Creation & of Any If And
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