Close to the Opéra
In addition to being right in the city centre, the Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris is also close to the important metro station of l’Opéra.
It is actually just 1.6km away from the Place de l’Opéra where you will find the Metro stop 3, 7 and 8 and the Opéra National de Paris, one of the most famous public theatres in France.
The distance is also easily achievable on foot in around 20 minutes.
In a privileged position which is vital for all those who are lovers of art and culture who intend to treat themselves to one or two evenings enjoying the shows that are scheduled at this famous Parisian theatre.
The Opéra was designed in an eclectic style by C. Garnier between 1860 and 1875. It faces the square of the same name and has a wide programme of ballets. Inside the building, there is also a museum which houses artworks dedicated to the ballet, reproductions of 19th century theatre sets, a library with works about the theatre, dance and musical scores.
By staying at the Hotel Splendide Royal in Paris, close to the Opéra, you will be able to explore this beautiful area more easily and more intimately. It is like a contest between the 2nd, 8th, 9th and 10th Arrondissements as to which is the liveliest and the most active in the city.
The quarter where the Opéra is situated, is one of the most important centres for finance and shopping where you will find some of the best known and most historic Parisian shops such as Galeries Lafayette and Printemps.
But, it is also a district that retains the vestiges of times past: in the 50’s it was inhabited mainly by workers and people of more modest means who loved to enjoy themselves at the variety shows and cinemas which are still very popular today.
And let’s not forget the artistic testimonials that emanate from the Boulevard des Capucines which is just 600 metres from the Opéra house theatre, where the Olympia music hall theatre, another great French theatre, is located.
Another feature or the Opéra quarter are the covered alley-ways that house a wealth of art and crafts workshops.