Getting opera tickets early! If you’re heart is set on going to the opera in Paris, you’ll want to book well in advance. You can do so through the Paris opera house, or various online ticket sales such as FNAC bookstore.
If you don’t know until the last minute whether you’ll be attending, you can also try to buy tickets last minute at the Opera House (These days, most of the operas are at the new Bastille Opera House as opposed to the Garnier Opera House which is normally used for ballet performances).
Because many Parisians buy annual subscription tickets, it’s not unusual for individuals to arrive in the opera house lobby to resell their tickets about an hour to half an hour before the performance. (Be sure to bring cash for a quick transaction).
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