The Palais Garnier, also known as the Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier. -- Grand Chandelier in the auditorium ~ is reported to weigh 6 tons. In 1896, one of the counterweights for the grand chandelier fell, killing one. This, as well as the underground lake, cellars, and other elements of the palais, inspired Gaston Leroux's famous novel, The Phantom of the Opera. How I wish I could see this at the Palais!