The Opéra Garnier or Palais Garnier, is a structuring buildings 9th district of Paris and the landscape of the French capital. Located at the end of the Avenue de l’Opéra, near the metro station of the same name, the building stands out as a typical monument of the eclectic architecture and historicist style of the second half of the nineteenth century and in the continuity of the transformations of Paris carried out by Napoleon III and Haussmann prefect.
This construction has long been called the “Paris Opera”, but since the opening of the Opéra Bastille in 1989, it is designated by the name of its author Charles Garnier. Both sites are now grouped in the public, industrial and commercial establishment of the “Paris Opera”.
The Palais Garnier is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since October 16, 1923.