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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Fri 9 Feb 2018 Paris (Athénée) MOSCOU PARADIS-Shostakovich
Sat 10 Feb 2018 Paris (Athénée) MOSCOU PARADIS-Shostakovich
Wed 14 Feb 2018 Paris (Athénée) MOSCOU PARADIS-Shostakovich
Thu 15 Feb 2018 Paris (Athénée) MOSCOU PARADIS-Shostakovich
Fri 16 Feb 2018 Paris (Athénée) MOSCOU PARADIS-Shostakovich
Tue 19 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Wed 20 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Sun 24 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Tue 26 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Wed 27 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Fri 29 Jun 2018 Paris (Athénée) LES P’TITES MICHU-Messager
Tue 7 Nov 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées MADAMA BUTTERFLY-Puccini
Wed 15 Nov 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ATTILA-Verdi
Mon 11 Dec 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Wed 13 Dec 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Thu 14 Dec 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 16 Dec 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Sun 17 Dec 2017 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées CHRISTMAS ORATORIO-J. S. Bach
Tue 16 Jan 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées CHRIST ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES-Beethoven
Mon 22 Jan 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées THE CREATION-Haydn
Wed 7 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Poulenc
Fri 9 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Poulenc
Sun 11 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Poulenc
Tue 13 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées REQUIEM-Mozart
Wed 14 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Poulenc
Fri 16 Feb 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES-Poulenc
Wed 14 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ALCINA-Handel
Fri 16 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ALCINA-Handel
Sun 18 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ALCINA-Handel
Tue 20 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ALCINA-Handel
Sat 24 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées THE ST. MATTHEW PASSION-J. S. Bach
Tue 27 Mar 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées STABAT MATER-Pergolesi
Wed 11 Apr 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées B MINOR MASS-J. S. Bach
Tue 22 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Fri 25 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Sun 27 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Mon 28 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Wed 30 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées MASS IN C MINOR-Mozart
Thu 31 May 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Sat 2 Jun 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées ORFEO ED EURIDICE-Gluck
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Tue 19 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Thu 21 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Sat 23 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Mon 25 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Wed 27 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Fri 29 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Sun 31 Dec 2017 Opéra Comique LE COMTE ORY-Rossini
Thu 1 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Sat 3 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Mon 5 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Wed 7 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Fri 9 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Sun 11 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique ET IN ARCADIA EGO-Gluck
Fri 23 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique LE MYSTERE DE L’ÉCUREUIL BLEU-Dupin
Sat 24 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique LE MYSTERE DE L’ÉCUREUIL BLEU-Dupin
Sat 24 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique LE MYSTERE DE L’ÉCUREUIL BLEU-Dupin
Sun 25 Feb 2018 Opéra Comique LE MYSTERE DE L’ÉCUREUIL BLEU-Dupin
Sat 2 Jun 2018 Opéra Comique LA NONNE SANGLANTE-Berlioz
Mon 4 Jun 2018 Opéra Comique LA NONNE SANGLANTE-Berlioz
Wed 6 Jun 2018 Opéra Comique LA NONNE SANGLANTE-Berlioz
Fri 8 Jun 2018 Opéra Comique LA NONNE SANGLANTE-Berlioz
Sun 10 Jun 2018 Opéra Comique LA NONNE SANGLANTE-Berlioz
Sat 16 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Sun 17 Dec 2017 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA CLEMENZA DI TITO-Mozart
Mon 18 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Thu 21 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Thu 21 Dec 2017 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA CLEMENZA DI TITO-Mozart
Sat 23 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Mon 25 Dec 2017 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA CLEMENZA DI TITO-Mozart
Tue 26 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Fri 29 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Sun 31 Dec 2017 OPERA BASTILLE LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Sat 13 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Mon 15 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Tue 16 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Wed 17 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Fri 19 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sat 20 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Mon 22 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Mon 22 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Tue 23 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Wed 24 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Wed 24 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Thu 25 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Thu 25 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Sat 27 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Sat 27 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Sun 28 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sun 28 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Tue 30 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Tue 30 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE JEPTHA-Handel
Wed 31 Jan 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Thu 1 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Thu 1 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Fri 2 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sat 3 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sun 4 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Sun 4 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Mon 5 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Tue 6 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Wed 7 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE ONLY THE SOUND REMAINS-Saariaho
Wed 7 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Thu 8 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Fri 9 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 10 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sun 11 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Tue 13 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Fri 16 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA-Rossini
Sat 17 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Wed 21 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sun 25 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Wed 28 Feb 2018 OPERA BASTILLE LA TRAVIATA-Verdi
Sat 17 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Sat 17 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Tue 20 Mar 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Wed 21 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Wed 21 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Fri 23 Mar 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Sun 25 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Sun 25 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Mon 26 Mar 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Thu 29 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Thu 29 Mar 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Thu 29 Mar 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Sun 1 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Wed 4 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Wed 4 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Wed 4 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Sat 7 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-POULENC
Sat 7 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Sat 7 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Wed 11 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LA VOIX HUMAINE-Poulenc
Wed 11 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Wed 11 Apr 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER LE CHÂTEAU DE BARBE BLUE-Bartok
Sat 14 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BENVENUTO CELLINI-Berlioz
Fri 27 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Mon 30 Apr 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Sat 5 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Thu 10 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Sun 13 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Wed 16 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Thu 17 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Thu 17 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Sat 19 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Sat 19 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Sun 20 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Tue 22 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Tue 22 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Wed 23 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE PARSIFAL-Wagner
Sun 27 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Sun 27 May 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Sat 2 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Sat 2 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Thu 7 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Fri 8 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Fri 8 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Sat 9 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sun 10 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Mon 11 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Wed 13 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Wed 13 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Thu 14 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Thu 14 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Sat 16 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Sat 16 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sun 17 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE L’HEURE ESPAGNOL-Ravel
Sun 17 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE GIANNI SCHICCHI-Puccini
Tue 19 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Tue 19 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Wed 20 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 21 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Fri 22 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Fri 22 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sat 23 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Mon 25 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Tue 26 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Wed 27 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 28 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Fri 29 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Fri 29 Jun 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizett
Sat 30 Jun 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Mon 2 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Mon 2 Jul 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizett
Wed 4 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 5 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Fri 6 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Fri 6 Jul 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sat 7 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Mon 9 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Mon 9 Jul 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizett
Tue 10 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Wed 11 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Thu 12 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE BORIS GODUNOV-Mussorgsky
Thu 12 Jul 2018 OPERA PALAIS GARNIER DON PASQUALE-Donizett
Fri 13 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
Sat 14 Jul 2018 OPERA BASTILLE IL TROVATORE-Verdi
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