Visit the Paris Opera… online

With many cultural venues, including the Paris Opera, readying to reopen, you might like to know that you can already visit the gorgeous building online, including areas that visitors usually don’t get to see, like the roof, the library and the famous underground lake!

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

Four virtual visits are on offer, thanks to Google Arts & Culture, the first being the most mainstream one, with the foyer, auditorium, main staircase…

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

A second visit allows you to peruse the Opera’s library, which is not open to visitors.

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris
Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

Even if you don’t like heights, the magnificent view of Paris is worth trying out the virtual visit of the Opera’s roof. We couldn’t find the famous beehives though – I wonder where they are?… 🐝🍯

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris
Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

And perhaps the most astonishing visit is of the underground lake, which many people thought was just a myth!

You’ll be able to explore and see that it’s actually pretty big!

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris
Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

The main page for the Opera on the Google Arts & Culture website also has three richly illustrated virtual exhibitions that you can check out (about the Opera’s étoiles, Nureyev at the Paris Opera and the construction of the Opera Bastille) and almost 300 photos, including around thirty showing the building’s beautiful paintings and gold leaf details in high definition.

Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris
Visitez l'Opéra de Paris... virtuellement
© Google / Opéra de Paris

Go to the page about the Opera to check everything out, or click any photo above to see the subject in question.

And don’t forget that we went on a really magical guided tour of the Paris Opera after closing time for you, with tons of photos that you can see here.

Opéra de Paris

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