Paris Sights

Opéra Bastille

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

Paris's main opera house opened its doors on July 14, 1989 to mark the bicentennial of the French Revolution. The fabulous acoustics of the steeply sloping, stylish auditorium have earned more plaudits than the modern facade designed by Uruguay-born architect Carlos Ott. If you want to see a show, reserve your ticket well in advance, or take your chances snagging a same-day seat just prior to the performance. Once the doors open, 32 standing-room-only tickets also go on sale for €5. Tickets for a 90-minute guided tour (in French only) cost €15.

Sight Information

Address:

Pl. de la Bastille, Paris, 75012, France

Phone:

/08–92–89–90–90-for tickets (€0.34 per minute); /01–71–25–24–23-from outside of France; /01–40–01–19–70- for tours

Sight Details:

  • Box office Mon.–Sat. 11:30–6:30 and one hour before curtain call

Published 06/25/2015

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