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6. Opulent playhouse
Opera House, Palais Garnier, Paris, France
There is nothing quite like watching a performance at this opulent venue. The Palais Garnier is arguably the most famous opera house in the world and for many it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend a ballet or opera here. Its remarkable Neo-Baroque structure was designed by French architect Charles Garnier and opened in 1875 with 1,900 seats.
Arrive early, the architectural magnificence of this building—the Grand Foyer with its domed ceiling covered with mosaics, the grand marble staircase, the gilded statues and ornate foyers—will take time to savour.