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4 rue Saint Francois de Paule, 06364 Nice, France
Old Town / Vieux Nice
+33 4 92 17 40 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This massive opera house in Nice's Old Town has an outer shell of traditional stone masonry and boasts eclectic architecture with statues, columns, and curves.The interior, which I did not get to see, is known for its lavish decorations, including gilded boxes. I missed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the ballet and it was such a lovely treat. The building itself is beautiful and opulent. The performances were wonderful and I enjoyed sitting in a box. At the interval the bar sells drinks and madeleines. There is a lift and accessible toilets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The Opera hosts 3 types of performances: opera, ballets, and concerts in the classical style. The present building was erected after a gas fire reduced the opera house to ashes. Four years later, it re-opened. The new Italianate building intentionally veered away from the "Parisian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This elegant building dates back to 1885 and was designed by architect Francois Aune, who was one of Gustave Eiffel's disciples. It is erected at the site of an old wooden theatre, which was burnt to the ground in a gas explosion in 1881. It's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

The opera house is lovely inside but a little tired. The acoustics are not so good especially from the first rows orchestra but what an experience to be in this historic site.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

For English speaking people,there were no English subtitles The air conditioning was not on in the middle of May which made for a truly uncomfortable experience. We had to leave during intermission. Seating is very tight and close and makes it almost impossible to sit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marleneslevine
Reviewed 16 March 2018

If you are the first time here, check everything – the time, the seats, the cast, the type of the performance. I'll tel you why. To start with, instead of a real opera I got a 'concert performance', something I never thought before was possible...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank MuscoviteVT
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a lovely lunchtime chamber orchestra performance in a room with great acoustics and lovely furnishings . Special memory of a lovely day

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SusanHowick
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I visited the Opera de Nice to see a Beethoven symphony and was not disappointed. The interior of the building is stunning and the hosts were very helpful. It was a matinée show and the tickets were very reasonable around 20 euro. No need to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank _juliettejg
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I have been here twice already in Christmas time, this December for a Gershwin concert. The concert was delightful, and the whole experience a great one. We had seats on the second gallery just above the orchestra on the left, and the view was really...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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8 May 2017|
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Response from PMacOtt | Reviewed this property |
As in many operas around the world, the operas are in various languages with sub-tittles up above for folk to understand what is being sung. In the case of Nice, the subtitles were obviously in French, so we had a Russian... More
8 April 2017|
Response from angela062017 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's not necessary. Casual dress is OK