Beautiful and brimming with places of historical, cultural and architectural interest, the Quartier de l'Opéra in Paris leaves a lasting impression on visitors. There is, of course, the fabulous Opera Garnier, as well as several museums and department stores that add to the vibrancy and appeal of the area. Discover the capital’s Opera district during your stay at our 3-star Hotel Daunou Opera.
The Opera Garnier; a legend in stone
Built in the mid-19th century for the Paris Opera, this opulent Napoleon III-style opera house is now mainly used for ballet and classical dance performances in the pure French tradition. Come and see superb productions and be amazed by the talent of the dancers. The steps of the Opera Garnier have long been a romantic rendezvous point, and many are the lovers who have embraced there, sheltered by the ornamental splendours of the building’s facade.
The museums of the Opera district
They are less well-known than some, but the museums of the Opera district are well worth a visit. The Fragonard Perfume Museum tells the history of perfume manufacture from ancient times to today and gives you the opportunity to enrich your collection of fragrances. Paris Story takes you on a film journey through the exciting and fascinating history of the most beautiful city in the world. The Grévin Museum invites you to meet the stars and icons of our time, or at least their wax replicas, from Barack Obama to Brad Pitt via Britney Spears and Mick Jagger.
Department stores; heaven for shopaholics
The great Parisian grands magasins (department stores), Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, delight shopaholics and smart shoppers who love quality and good taste, and they’re important historic landmarks in their own right. For a comfortable stay in Paris, book your room at the Hotel Daunou Opera.
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- Quartier Opéra
- Palais Garnier
- Passage Choiseul
- Printemps Haussmann
- Galeries Lafayette
- Musée du Parfum Fragonard
- Musée Grévin
Hotel Daunou Opéra, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Opéra District