Paris-Bastille and the Marais
May 11, 2018
With its impressive exterior and grand auditorium, the Opera Garnier is one of the most beautiful buildings in Paris, one well worth visiting regardless of how well you know your Verdi from your Wagner. Now it boasts a brand new Martini Bar (and a vast new restaurant too). The bar itself feels a bit hemmed in by the 1960s imprint of the space, but the drinks are excellent so they should be at these prices and the place has a romance of its own. Avoid the pre-theatre stampede if you can and take your cocktail out to the terrace, to really appreciate the unique setting.