Opera Garnier also known under the name of the Palais Garnier is part of the charm of the French capital. His inauguration was made on 5 January 1875. It is located in the 9th arrondissement of Paris on the rue Scribe. The architect who designed this splendid palace known worldwide is Charles Garnier. It is classified as a historic monument since 1923.
The building is characterized by the historicist style of the mid-19th century eclectic style. The whole building is part of the property of the industrial, commercial and public Opéra de Paris.
The building is built on an area of 11,237 square meters with a length of 173 meters and a width of 125 meters. The property has a luster among the largest in the world, as it weighs 8 tons.
The main façade of the building has four bronze candlesticks. The cornerstone of this opera is composed by seven arches hug and both ends are protruding. The arches are decorated with centers of statues depicting the drama, Romance, cantata and singing. The floor of the building is formed by Corinthian columns 10.20 meters in height forming a watchtower.
The interior of this opera is characterized by the Grand Staircase. It is built in marble of different colors. The ceiling is decorated with a painting depicting the music. The grand staircase is 30 meters height was a staircase to the people of prestige. The opera contains a library that preserves the history of this magnificent heritage for three centuries.
Transfer to the Opera Garnier in Paris
The Opera Garnier locates 20 km from Orly airport, 27 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 84.6 km from the airport of Beauvais.