Wednesday Postcard: Avenue de l’Opéra in Paris

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features the Avenue de l’Opéra facing the splendid Palais Garnier opera house.

postmarked August 27, 1923

“Dear F.

…I have found dear old Paris looking just as bright, with weather in favour…

Cheerio, Love B.”

The Avenue de l’Opéra was created in the 1860s by Georges-Eugène Haussmann as part of his Renovation of Paris. It runs between Palais Garnier (as shown above) and the Louvre. There are no trees on the Avenue de l’Opéra since the architect of the opera house, Charles Garnier, wanted a clear view of it.

For more information:

Palais Garnier

Place de l’Opéra

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!


    1. I’ve seen the interior of l’Opéra from scenes in the Hulu series “Find Me in Paris” and it does look impressive, especially the staircase. Thank you for sharing your impressions of it! Have you seen an opera there?

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