The Palais Garnier is an opera house by more than 2,000 seats, 2,054 for precise, built in the late nineteenth century, until 1989, when the new Bastille Opera opened its doors to the public, was the only house of the Opera de Paris, the oldest national dance company in the world. And so much is its charm, which although less capacious last arrived; Palais Garnier continues to be the preferred location for the performance of the renowned dance company.
The Palais Garnier is probably the most famous opera house in the world, a symbol of Paris, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Also thanks to the famous novel The Phantom of the Opera, with all its cinematic interpretations and performances. Even if, on its architectural value, there is no unanimity of opinion; and so if someone is a pre masterpiece of the Second Empire, Le Corbusier, once compared to “decoration of a tomb”.Read More »Palais Garnier: Opera house in Paris