Academie Nationale De Musique

Paris Opéra, formally National Academy of Music, French Académie Nationale de Musique, opera company in Paris that for more than two centuries was the chief performer of serious operas and musical dramas in the French language. It is one of the most venerable operatic institutions in the world.

Liberty roof sculpture and the Apollo, Poetry and Music roof sculpture

Bronze busts of Beethoven and Mozart on the front façade

The Dance and the Lyrical Drama façade sculpture

The Palais Garnier, pronounced: [palɛ gaʁnje], known also as the Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier, but more commonly as the Paris Opéra, is a 1,600-seat opera house on the Place de l'Opéra in Paris which was the primary home of the Paris Opera from 1875 until 1989. A grand building designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.
Upon its inauguration during 1875, the opera house was named officially the Académie Nationale de Musique


  1. I wonder if those golden statue on top of the building are really made of gold. :)

  2. After seeing a few, they all start to look the going to China and visiting temples!

  3. All the solid looking buildings in Europe..

  4. do the French people still refuse to speak English, even to tourists?

  5. WoW! You trot the globe, Wenn!

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  6. Nice old intricate solid buildings, love them. merci

  7. i just bypassed this from outside, no time to really have a closer look..

  8. I just bypassed too. Must make another trip specially to Paris if I were to visit the museum and the surrounding places.


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