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Secret Gems of Paris: Opera Garnier and Palais Royal Walking Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover traces of Paris’s opulent history still hidden within the modern metropolis on this walking tour complete with all entrance fees and some of the best views in the city. Explore the covered passages of the Palais Royal where high society once shopped and traded gossip, and indulge your ‘Phantom of the Opera’ fantasies inside the impossibly ornate Opera Garnier. Finish with panoramic views over one of Paris’s most fashionable districts from the rooftop of the famous Galeries Lafayette department store.
  • 3-hour walking tour in Paris
  • Visit some of the city's grandest historic buildings
  • Stroll through the covered passageways of the Palais Royal
  • Hear tales of high society life and the scandals of nobility
  • See the giant crystal chandelier and opulent staircases of the Opera Garnier
  • Learn the secrets and legends of Paris's famed opera house
  • Take in panoramic city views from the rooftops of the Galeries Lafayette store
  • All entrance fees included
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Professional guide
Walking guided tour of the Parisians' covered Passages
Guided visit of the Opéra Garnier
Panoramic view from Paris' roofs
Individual audiophone
Service of a licensed guide
Food and drinks
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • This tour could not be suitable for people with walking difficulties (2hrs of walking)
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • End in the quarter of "Grands Boulevards" area, nearby the Opera
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Secret Gems of Paris: Opera Garnier and Palais Royal Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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11 Reviews
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The guide was unhurried. Took us...
Marlene M
, Mar 2018
The guide was unhurried. Took us through side streets and explained the history of people who lived there. Knowledge of the Opera was wonderful.
The tour was okay but be careful you...
Abida S
, Feb 2018
The tour was okay but be careful you are not short changed!. Our guide only led the tour for 2 hours and did not take us to the view from Galleries Lafeytte she bascially could not be bothered as we were only a small group of 10. Also note your language may be french and english
I've been to Paris a few times...
Sharon B
, Jan 2018
I've been to Paris a few times before but had never seen the covered walkways behind the Palais Royal nor the Opera Garnier. This building is absolutely magnificent, taking my breath away! It made me decide to watch the opera that same evening because even though I'm not a fan of people taking at least 3 songs to die, I figure this had to be the venue worth watching one. Very special thanks to Helene for putting a lot of heart as our tour guide, pointing out Garnier's genius in the design and engineering of his masterpiece. Seeing all of Paris from a rooftop was the best way to end the afternoon and the Opera Garnier was definitely the highlight of my trip!
Amazingly interesting tour. The...
Therese M
, Jan 2018
Amazingly interesting tour. The Opera is just beautiful. I thought this would be a bit daggy but its actually one of the most enjoyable tours weve ever done in Paris. Absolutely recommend this tour - just remember to take photo ID or the site are very reticent to issue you the headset
Went on my Birthday. Opera amazing...
Maxine W
, Nov 2017
Went on my Birthday. Opera amazing everywhere. Passages were just like an Arcade. Rooftop view interesting on LaFayette building. Good exercise!
This tour was good. The group was...
Judy W
, Sep 2017
This tour was good. The group was all French speaking except my husband and I so she skimped on the English translation. She took us to the Lafeyette dept store toward the end of the tour and promptly lost us. She gave one set of directions and never repeated them. We had to go back to our meeting place to return the whisper machines which was out of the way from our hotel
The Palais Royal portion of the tour...
David M
, Sep 2017
The Palais Royal portion of the tour was a great way to see some of the shopping streets of Paris, while walking at a leisurely pace. The Opera Garnier is a wonder all its own!

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