Photo of the day: The stunning ceiling of the Opéra Garnier, Paris

The Opéra Garnier is one of the two opera houses in Paris. Named after its young architect, it was inaugurated in 1875. Its Second Empire style, and baroque interior where velvet and gold dominate contrast greatly with the very modern ceiling of the auditorium.

In 1964, Marc Chagall reveals the new ceiling of the opera that looked a bit too austere. His very colourful masterpiece represents 14 of the most famous composers and their works. If you enlarge the photo, will you find Carmen by Bizet, The Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, or The Magic Flute by Mozart? Can you see the Parisian landmarks, like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe? Actually, Chagall himself is represented with its palette and brushes: can you find him?

Claire

Travel tips:

  • The opera house can be visited, and if you have a chance: go see a show. You will be able to discover the fantastic baroque interiors of Garnier during the recess.
  • Check out this interactive map (quick tutorial) for the specific details and more articles and photos (zoom out) about Paris!

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