Concert hall

Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


The Philharmonie de Paris is the new musical heart of the capital. The new building was designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Beside it is the complex which until now has been called the Cité de la Musique, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc. During the day, attractions include the Musée de la Musique and its temporary exhibitions. In the evening, music lovers can opt for a concert at one of the three concert halls. One of the most impressive, the Grande Salle with its exceptional acoustics, can host up to 2,400 people in orchestra configuration.
The Philharmonie de Paris is also a welcoming place and ideal to walk around or to have lunch at the Gourmandises de l'Atelier or dinner at the restaurant Le Balcon.

Musée de la Musique, temporary exhibitions, concerts, shows, workshops; the Philharmonie de Paris's programme will delight you whether you're passionate about music or just curious!
A large number of weekend activites for families are also available.


Accessible to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm until dusk. The belvedere of the Philharmonic offers a unique view of north-east Paris. This space is open from mid-March to the beginning of November. More details on the website.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Arts et traditions populaires
  • Auditorium
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Histoire
  • Instruments
  • Instruments et objets d'art
  • Musique
  • Objets d'art
  • Spectacle vivant
  • Peinture

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)


The Philharmonie de Paris is situated in the Parc de la Villette. The largest park within Paris, here you can walk, play with your family or even take boat rides along the Canal de l'Ourcq.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Visitor tools

Musée de la Musique: free in French.

Educational activities

Family-friendly activities at the weekends, in the temporary exhibitions or related to the concerts. The Philharmonie des enfants is a place dedicated to children aged 4 to 10. On the programme: 1,000m² and 5 thematic worlds where children can learn while having fun (opening on 29 September 2021).


Atelier Éric Kayser®, Le Balcon.

Coach park

Booking required, subject to availability

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price for temporary exhibitions: prices vary. Tickets for temporary exhibitions give access to the permanent collections and the Musée de la Musique.
Concerts: prices vary.

Group tour

Booking required, contact the service group on +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84


Musée de la Musique: young people under the age of 26 who are citizens of the European Union, job seekers, recipients of RSA benefits, Pass Education holders (except for temporary exhibitions).

Free for young people and children

Musée de la Musique: under 26s for the permanent collection upon presentation of written proof. Temporary exhibitions : under 6

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Exceptional closure

The Belvedere of the Philharmonie is closed from the end of October to the beginning of March.

Opening times

Temporary exhibitions: flexible hours. Media library and concerts: consult the website.

Late opening

Generally Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until 8pm, during the exhibitions.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

Voir la carte

Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • Tram - Porte de Pantin - Parc de la Villette
  • Bus - 75, 151

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: places available with prior booking.
- Visual disability: tactile maps, information with raised text, audio description.
- Hearing disability: magnetic loop, lip reading, audio guide.
- Mental disability: workshops, talks.

20% discount for disabled individuals, 30% for a group for concerts and shows (free access to the permanent collection and the exhibitions for disabled visitors and their accompanying person). Contact: or telephone +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84.

Venue tested and approved in 2015 by 'Paris en fauteuil roulant' ('Paris in a wheelchair'):

More details on accessibility

Concert hall in the same district: La Villette

Concert hall in the same arrondissement: 19th arrondissement

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