Palais Garnier is a monumental display of architecture and intricate details.  Built between 1860 and 1875 by Charles Garnier, an unknown 35-year-old architect, it was part of the great Parisian reconstruction project of Baron Haussmann.  The abundance of gilt and carvings are over the top, but the wealth of photo opportunities makes my heart sing.  

(Have you seen L'Intouchable with Omar Sy and François Cluzet?  
I saw it last week and loved the scene at Palais Garnier.) 

Palais Garnier
place de l'Opéra
75009, Paris
Métro Opéra