Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Paris Opera

David and I had both never been inside the Paris Opera and tour was not happening today since there was a matinee of the ballet school kids performing.  What to do? Go see the ballets school kids perform. 

The building is just stunning inside and out.  I would love to have been able to get backstage and down in the bowels where the Phantom hangs out, but we did get into a booth, stall, private balcony whatever where it was completely covered in material and there was a mirror, beautiful coat hooks and basically a fainting couch for our private use.

The kids were great, but unless you were a parent, it was not necessary to stay past intermission. We took that time to explore the lobby and marble staircases privately whilst all others were inside.  Perfect way to see the place for €7.


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