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Opera Garnier and Covered Passages Guided Tour
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Opera Garnier and Covered Passages Guided Tour

  • The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages. English
  • 3 hours

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Explore the magnificent world-renowned Opera Garnier followed by a walking-tour through the historic Parisian Covered Passages.


Set off on a 3-hour walking guided tour accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide who will lead you to the Palais-Royal. Here, you will set foot in the palace’s arcades, once residence of Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister of King Louis XIII during the seventeenth century. He is represented in numerous films including The Three Musketeers.

Saunter around the Colonnes de Buren located in the Cour d’Honneur, one of the inner courtyards of the “Palais-Cardinal” and discover the Jardin du Palais Royal, the palace's beautifully looked after garden. Continue your visit in the nineteenth-century Covered Passages of Paris, one of the first shopping arcades built in the city, including the renowned Galerie Choiseul and Galerie Vivienne. These richly decorated arcades are considered hidden gems, unknown to most tourists.

While you amble through Galerie Vivienne, the most famous gallery, admire the floor mosaics and the splendid window displays of high fashion boutiques, wine cellars, book shops and other traditional French stores in this practically secret shopping arcade.

The next stop will be the Palais Garnier, the majestic opera house in Paris, commissioned by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1875. Follow your guide through the most striking rooms, including the grand staircase, the impressive “Grand Foyer” and the concert hall, while you learn about the history and secrets of this architectural masterpiece.  

Finally, head to the rooftops of the Galeries Lafayette for an incredible panoramic view of the City of Lights.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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US$ 45.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 48 hours before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

2 rue des Pyramides, 75001.