[IN FRENCH ONLY] The magic of the Palais Garnier

MasterClass by Marjorie


Discover an emblematic place of the Parisian capital and its cultural life during this online MasterClass on the Palais Garnier! Created to welcome elegant society, its architecture places great importance on public spaces, where it is about seeing and being seen. Marjorie, an expert in art history, will talk about its original and abundant style. A unique chance to virtually visit some of the most important rooms and other more secret ones, usually inaccessible to the public...

To know

In 1860, Napoleon III decided to build a new opera house. The project included, in addition to the building itself, the restructuring of the entire neighborhood, as part of the great renovation work of the capital led by Baron Haussmann. Charles Garnier, the architect of this masterpiece inaugurated in 1875, responded to the Emperor's desire to make the Opera a showcase for imperial splendor. It was henceforth intended to be an academy of music, choreography and poetry, and its mission was to stage lyrical and ballet performances of high artistic quality.

Marjorie, a tour guide for Les Bonnes visites, will make you discover with passion one of the treasures of our heritage, classified as a historical monument since October 16, 1923.

Our secret

Do you know the story of the birth of the Avenue de l'Opéra? It was because Napoleon I

Shhhh... it's a secret!
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Practice info:

Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm.

Virtual event : a connection link will be sent to you by email on the day of the event.

Opéra Garnier
Gerard Julien Agence France-Presse The Opéra Garnier in Paris