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Opra Garnier
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The Opra Garnier.

Introduction

Founded in 1669 by Louis XIV, the Paris Opera is one of the most famous opera house in the world. It is housed in the Palais Garnier, one of Paris' most sumptuous edifices, built by Napoleon III between 1861 and 1875.

It was the setting for Gaston Leroux's 1911 novel The Phantom of the Opera and the subsequent adaptations in films and and Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular 1986 musical.

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