FRANCE IN FOCUS

Celebrating 350 years of Paris’s iconic Opera

This week, we’re taking you on a tour of one of Paris’s most iconic sites, as we mark the 350th anniversary of France’s Opera. Created by the Sun King Louis XIV in 1669, the world’s first permanent dance academy consists today of both the Garnier Palace, inaugurated in 1875, and the 30-year-old Bastille Opera.