13. Paris Opera

Emily in Paris at the Opera GarnierPhoto: CAROLE BETHUEL/NETFLIX © 2020

Emily invites Thomas to see the ballet Swan Lake at the Paris opera house (also known as the Palais Garnier or Opera Garnier) and things don’t go so well. But she does get her chance to speak to, and apologize to the fashion designer Pierre Cadault (played by Jean-Christophe Bouvet).

The Paris opera house is probably made most famous from its setting for The Phantom of the Opera. It was built by Napoleon III during the Second Empire and took 14 years to build, opening in 1875. These days, it is home mostly to ballet performances, chamber music concerts, and recitals, whereas the Paris Opera performs at the opera house in Bastille, commissioned to accommodate more seats.