A Brief History of the Paris Opera House: Palais Garnier

by Helmut Eder

Numerous buildings have served as the home of the Paris Opera since Louis XIV founded the company in 1669. However, none has captured the opulence of the art form quite like the Palais Garnier. Inaugurated in 1875, the building is informally named for its designer, Charles Garnier, although its original official name was the National Academy of Music.

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