Paris – The Opera Garnier

Paris – The Opera Garnier

 

Hey !

The other day we went to see a Ballet at the Opera Garnier of Paris, and since you seem to have liked my last post about Paris, The Panthéon, I thought I’d show you the pictures I took of this amazing place !

Here is the whole building :

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The entrance, almost everything is made out of marble.

 

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Stunning ceiling, Paris and Europe in general has this kind on amazing ceiling art !

 

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Tree of Codes, this is the ballet we went to see. It wasn’t a classical ballet though, it was a contemporary performance that contrasted beautifully with the place, it was a really nice mix of modern dance and very classical architecture. I would have taken pictures of the show, but obviously it was forbidden !

 

 

Another stunning ceiling, this is the one in the main theater room, the style is a lot more baroque than the first one ! This baroque style is typically the style used in the times of french kings, in this case the era of Louis XIV.

 

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After the show, we went to a cafe next to the Opera, called “L’entracte“, which means “The Intermission“, making a reference to the theater world. It was very french, particularly the decoration inside !

 

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Since there are too many things to show, here is a grid of all the decorations and details you could see :

 

 

That was all the pictures I took !

In a next post I’ll show you the outfit I was wearing for the occasion ?
Tell me if you enjoyed this little tour !

Have you ever visited the Opera Garnier in Paris ?

See ya ! ?

 

 

 

 

25 Comments

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 11:55

      It was ! Even if the show wouldn’t have been great, the place itself would have been enough ! ?

  1. 19/02/2017 / 14:43

    Thanks for sharing… loved it…

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 18:00

      I’m glad you enjoyed it ! Have a lovely day ?

  2. 19/02/2017 / 18:33

    Haven’t been inside, but I stood outside and marveled back in ’88. I’d love to visit Paris again soon, and have a proper visit – thanks for reminding me of how beautiful this city is!

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 20:08

      You’re welcome ! I think it changed a lot since 88, hope you can visit soon 🙂

  3. 19/02/2017 / 19:40

    Wonderful post! I agree that the Opera Garnier is among the jewels of Paris – magnifique! A bit of history for you: The statue on the far right in the front of the Opera house was the source of much controversy when it was first revealed. The statues along the front were commissioned to represent the different styles of art to be performed inside. The one on the far right was meant to embody “Dance”, which is not an easy concept to capture in a statue. Apparently, the intertwined bodies in the statue made many Parisians feel that the statue was “implied pornography” and it was quite a scandal. Maybe I’m just de-sensitized, because I don’t see anything explicit. Oh how times have changed! Take a close look the next time you visit and let me know what you think.

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 20:19

      Thank you for this anecdote ! 🙂 It’s not that surprising though, around the inauguration of the building (I think it was somewhere between 1669-1800 ?) The public opinion considered much more things to be “sexual”, plus religion still had a huge place in society. I think I see which statue you’re talking about, and honestly I don’t see anything explicit with my “modern” eyes either. But I guess they saw something else in it !

  4. 19/02/2017 / 21:42

    Omg i was there! And it is one of my favourite places in Paris!

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 22:43

      That’s really cool ! It’s a wonderful place indeed ?

  5. 19/02/2017 / 21:53

    Really stunning photographs! Looks like such a beautiful place – it must have been so nice to have had the chance to spend time in it and soak up the atmosphere! 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      19/02/2017 / 22:45

      Thank you so much <3 It was really amazing indeed, you can almost feel the building's antiquity floating in the air !

  6. 20/02/2017 / 03:55

    i miss paris! thanks for sharing! <3

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/02/2017 / 09:27

      You’re welcome ! ?

  7. 20/02/2017 / 20:55

    Wow lovely photos! I hope you don’t mind but I’ve nominated your fantastic blog for an award.

    • Oriana
      Author
      20/02/2017 / 23:38

      Thank you so much ! I’ll check that out for sure ??

  8. 22/02/2017 / 20:24

    I’m having major travel envy right now lol the Opera Garnier of Paris is such a beautiful place, it’s almost magical. ♥

    • Oriana
      Author
      22/02/2017 / 20:43

      Haha, I know right ? ? Hope you can visit it one day ! ✨

  9. 17/04/2017 / 20:58

    East for Paris, how perfect! Lovely pics 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      18/04/2017 / 09:23

      Thank you ! ?

  10. 18/06/2017 / 11:11

    Your photos are exquisite! I would love to go there, the architecture and all the decorations are beautiful! If they made buildings this way today, it would make me very happy.

    • Oriana
      Author
      23/06/2017 / 02:12

      Thank you I’m really glad you enjoyed my pictures! ❤ It would be really awesome I agree, but oh god how much would that cost to build, I can’t even imagine ! ?

  11. 30/12/2017 / 20:39

    Fabulous building… have only seen it from the outside though! It’s on my bucketlist to see a ballet at the Opéra but I’d prefer a classical ballet though.

    • Oriana
      Author
      04/01/2018 / 19:36

      You definitely need to go inside, it’s stunning ! I also think the classical ballets are the most beautiful to see ?

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