Visit Online the Palais Garnier in Paris With Google Art Project

The Ceiling of the Paris Opera House

If you’ve ever wanted to see the famous Palais Garnier, Paris, now you can. Google Art Project, part of Google Cultural Institute, has recently added the famous theater of the Opera House in Paris to the online art platform. Discover the interior of the building, and some wonderful masterpieces in high-resolution imaging using Gigapixel technology.

The New Addition to Google Art Project’s Platform

It does not matter where you live, for you can now visit online the Palais Garnier with Street View (Google’s technology), discover the artworks within the building in Gigapixel resolution, and learn all about the Paris Opera Ballet — all of which is one click away.

This is the result of a special partnership between Google Cultural Institute and the Opera national de Paris, to gift you with access to the world-famous monument’s hidden rooms and stories.

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About the Paris Opera

The Paris Opera — also called in French the Opéra National de Paris — is the primary opera company in Paris, France. It was founded in 1669 by King of France Louis XIV (1638-1715). The Paris Opera presents hundreds of performances every year, including operas, ballets, and concerts.

The immense structure has two theaters: 1) the Opéra Bastille, and 2) the Palais Garnier. The Palais Garnier is the one now available on Google Art Project’s platform.

The images below are some of the great rooms and masterpieces at the Paris Opera and Palais Garnier. Some of the following are available on Google Art Project.

Palais garnier grand salon

Palais garnier’s grand salon, Paris Opera House, France. Image credit: Jim Trodel via Flickr; used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Ceiling in the Auditorium of Opera Garnier

Chandelier and Chagall Painted Ceiling in the Auditorium of L’Opera-Garnier, Paris, France. Image credit: Jonathan via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

The Paris Opera Ceiling

The ceiling of the Paris Opera, France. Image credit: Trey Ratcliff via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

Chandeliers in Grand Foyer at Opera-Garnier

Chandeliers in the Grand Foyer in L’Opera-Garnier, Paris, France. Image credit: Jonathan via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

Palais Garnier, inside the main opera hall

Opera Garnier (Palais Garnier), inside the main opera hall. Image credit: Paolo Vasta via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.

Le Palais Garnier

Interiors of Le Palais Garnier. Image credit: jean-marc via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

Interior of Le Palais Garnier

Le Palais Garnier, Paris, France. Image credit: jean-marc via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

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About Google Art Project

Google Art Project was launched by Google in 2011, and it’s part of the Google Cultural Institute. The project is an online platform for you to discover artworks, collections, entire museums, and archives all around the world. Google Art Project aims to make available online all the best masterpieces and pieces of art for present and future generations.

The institute includes today thousands of items, and a great number of these are viewable through Gigapixel. Gigapixel technology can grant you access to very high-resolution images of the artworks of several museums, such as the British Museum; the Museo Galileo, Florence, Italy; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the U.S; and more.

Also, with the help of Google’s Street View technology — the one used for Google Maps — you can also explore the interior of museums.

Watch the following video explaining more about how Google Art Project’s platform works.

How to use the Google Art Project's online platform. Video credit: Google Art Project via YouTube.


Introductory image: The Ceiling of the Paris Opera House.jpg. Credit: Trey Ratcliff via Flickr; used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license.
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