A copy of a sculpture of Charles Garnier by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux stands in the middle of the foyer, next to one of the windows looking over avenue de l’Opéra towards the Louvre.

The Grand Foyer inside the palais Garnier, looking towards the west. Charles Garnier intended the Grand Foyer to resemble the gallery of a classical château. This picture was commissioned by Jan Mulder, a Dutch musician, who had the photograph printed at 37x120 feet as a backdrop on stage for his concerts. See this panorama behind the musicians during one of Mr. Mulder’s concerts.

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