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The Phantom of the Opera
DescriptionOctober 28, 1873: a young pianist would have had his face burned in the fire at the conservatory on rue Le Peletier. His fiancée, a ballerina from the conservatory, would then have lost her life. Inconsolable and disfigured, he would have found refuge in the underground of the Opéra Garnier, then under construction.
It was therefore inside the Palais Garnier that the man, Ernest, stayed until his death.
A character made famous by the eponymous book by Gaston Leroux published in 1910, the Phantom of the Opera also inspired theatre, cinema and many musicals.
A whole range of souvenir items has been created around the legend of the Phantom of the Opera.