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Latest Sale Week 29122014, The Paris Opera House

Latest Sale continues to bring you highlights from the Luxury Business Directory. This week we cover delights from Cultural Institutions and its Architecture. Situated in l’Avenue de l’Opéra is a vivid example of the architectural prowess of la Belle Epoque baroque. Built in 1875, the Paris Opera House is considered the archetypal opera house. Known also as The Palais Garnier, this 19th century opera house is one of the most famous opera houses in the world.

The opera house was commissioned by Napoleon III and was created by Charles Garnier. The house features a grand staircase made of white Italian marble, the Grand Foyer which is dedicated to allegorical muses decorated with frescoes and mosaics and the famous seven tonne chandelier made of pure bronze and crystal.