A masterpiece of architecture, the Opéra Garnier, built by Charles Garnier, was inaugurated in 1875. It was Napoleon III who decided the construction. Among the artists who made it famous, one can count Maria Callas or Rudolf Nureyev. Today, as a historical monument, it is open to the public during the day and you can always attend ballets and operas in the evening.
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