Philharmonie de Paris


Ever since its creation in the 70s, the Parc de la Villette has continually evolved. Now, a brand new building designed by architect Jean Nouvel has completed the ensemble started in 1995, and formerly known as the Cite de la Musique. Today, the complex has been renamed the Philharmonie de Paris.

Unique in the world, the Philharmonie is composed of 4 concert halls, a Music Museum, spaces for educational activities, and areas to accommodate orchestras. One of the most impressive concert halls is the Grande Salle, boasting exceptional acoustics. It can host up to 2,400 people in orchestra configuration.

The Orchestre de Paris is the Philharmonie’s main resident ensemble. It is France’s largest symphonic ensemble, with 119 members. In 2017, this world-famous orchestra celebrates its 50th anniversary, and is set to exploit the Grande Salle’s full acoustic potential, bringing audiences the very best of symphonic music.


Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la musique, 221 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris


  • Line 5 Porte de Pantin

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  • Philharmonie de Paris - 185 Boulevard Sérurier, 75019 Paris
  • La Villette Cité de la musique - 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
  • Cité des sciences - 61 Boulevard Macdonald, 75019 Paris