The opulence and sumptuousness of the Palais Garnier provokes a sense of nostalgia for a time period never personally experienced but easily imagined within its lavish walls - a glamourous 19th century. Its exterior, entrance, marble staircase, grandiose Grand Foyer, and rich auditorium with a Marc Chagall-painted ceiling meets and exceeds characteristic Baroque excess. This temple of art, dance, music and the home of the (mostly fictional) Phantom of the Opera is both enchanting and transcendent, making it the essential stop to escape the chilliest November day. Nearby, head to the famous Printemps Department Store that, despite not celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday, celebrates Black Friday, and continue your perfect Paris day when the forecast isn't favorable for exploring the city on foot.
By Maci Wachtel, AFAR Staff
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