The Opera district is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive districts of Paris, rich with a wealth of places as interesting as they are beautiful. A tourist attraction par excellence, the Opera district is sure to delight you with its many fine museums and enjoyable activities during your stay at the Hotel Opera Lafayette.
Take a detour to the famous Musée Grévin. This waxworks museum offers amazing likenesses of famous people through history and up to the present day. You are guaranteed to enjoy some surprising encounters!
For lovers of shopping, the Galeries Lafayette offers an absolutely essential department store experience. You also have to check out Printemps Haussmann, another gorgeous department store, this one dating from the mid-19th century era of elegance.
If you are impressed by such exceptional architecture, the Palais Garnier is the place to visit. This opulent Beaux-Arts style opera house, also known as the Opera Garnier, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in the area.
On leaving the Palais Garnier, explore the famous Avenue de l'Opera, a major thoroughfare leading directly to the Louvre Museum. This broad avenue is packed with numerous shops of all kinds.
In addition to the beautiful architecture, superb shopping opportunities and world-class musical performances, you will certainly wish to discover some of the many fine exhibitions for which Paris is also famous. Here are our recommendations regarding the best of the season.
A fascinating look at Oscar Wilde and his works can be found at the Petit Palais until January 25th. This first major exhibition in France devoted to the illustrious Irish writer tells his story via photographs, manuscripts, drawings and personal effects.
For lovers of painting, the Centre Pompidou also hosts a René Magritte exhibition until January 23rd. The Treachery of Images examines the work of the Belgian surrealist from a unique thematic perspective and highlights his uniquely deceptive representations of the world. Famous and lesser-known works illustrate this engrossing showcase.
For fans of comic books, a current exhibition devoted to the Belgian writer and artist Georges Remi, better known under the pen name of Hergé, is a must. This exhibition can be seen at the Grand Palais until January 25th. As the creator of the much loved Adventures of Tintin, Hergé is known worldwide, and here you can see an incredible array of his original art pages, as well as examples of his less well-known creations such as Quick and Flupke, and understand the various sources which inspired him.
Finally, until January 7th, there is a free exhibition at the Hôtel de Ville looking at the life and work of the fondly-remembered French comedian and actor, Coluche.
In the heart of the Opera district, the Hotel Opera Lafayette offers well-appointed and comfortable rooms along with superb services. Here you can relax and enjoy the neighbourhood’s many attractions to the max!
Hotel Opéra Lafayette, a 3* hotel in Paris between Railway station 'Gare du Nord' and Opera area