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The Opéra Comique was founded in 1714 under the reign of Louis XIV. It is one of the oldest French dramatic and musical institutions along with the Opéra de Paris and the Comédie-Française. Its history was alternately turbulent and prestigious until...more
Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Place Boieldieu | Tickets in front of the theatre, 75002 Paris, France
The Salle Favart is a bit hidden, facing a modest court rather than the main street, so it is advisable to look carefully at maps on Métro and bus stops while walking there. The building is ornate but not overwhelmingly so, and the interior layout...More
The Opera House has a restaurant with incredible food! Off to the right of the main entrance is a 4 star restaurant. Food is great with great service. A little expensive but well worth it. I had the best salmon ever!
Opened in 1898, is a beautiful opera house. You could compare with Palais Garnier the decorations, the murals, the busts, the magnificent staircases.
The program what they have is very interesting, not the famous and well-know opera, but not too much known pieces. We have...More
An amazing place an excellent place to watch and enjoy an opera, space full of warmth and design.
I had the chance to watch a rehersal and feel part of the performance. Next time I will visit again. A must while in Paris
We have just returned from a production at the Opera Comique. The singing was wonderful, the orchestra also. We chose the second best seats online, 95 euros, and still had only partial views of the stage. So our advice is to purchase seats only in...More
The Opera Comique puts on an eclectic and adventurous programme of music theatre in a variety of forms that include, but are not limited to, opera, dance, and operetta. Its resources are limited, but its production standards are high, and one can expect to hear...More
Frequently overlooked and neglected, especially by non-French speaking tourists, the Opéra-Comique of Paris deserves much more attention and recognition. Unlike the vast amounts of information given about the Opéra Garnier and Opéra Bastille, few guidebooks give more than a cursory passage to Opéra-Comique. Perhaps because...More
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Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.