Concert hall

Philharmonie de Paris Member

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. With its rich programme of activities, (Musée de la Musique, temporary exhibitions, concerts, shows, workshops, family activities at the weekend), the Philharmonie de Paris attracts all kinds of visitors, whether they come alone, as a couple, as a family, and whether passionate about music or just curious!


The roof of the Philharmonie de Paris: opens in March 2015

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.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

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

Sound trail with audio guide for children.

Combined tickets

Each weekend is organized around a certain theme. The concerts, shows and activities on the programme let you explore a different world each time: India, magic, science-fiction, etc. Alone, in a pair, as a family or in a group, visitors can explore the weekend's events through a choice of two offers giving you discounts of up to 15%.


Café des Concerts

Coach park

Booking required, subject to availability

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

For information on ticket prices for concerts and shows, see the website
Permanent collections at the Musée de la Musique: €8 (full rate), €5.60 (reduced rate for groups, young people aged 26 to 28 and music school teachers). Temporary exhibitions at the Musée de la Musique: see the website.

Group tour

For groups and organizations, send an email: or telephone: +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 (except for temporary exhibitions).

Free for young people and children

Musée de la Musique: under 26s Temporary exhibitions : under 6

Methods of payment

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

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Mondays, Christmas, January the 1st and May the 1st

Opening times

Musée de la musique : tuesday-friday, noon-6pm; saturday-sunday, 10am-6pm.
Temporary exhibitions : tuesday-thursday, noon-6pm; friday, noon-8pm; saturday-sunday, 10am-8pm.
Media library: tuesday-saturday, noon-6pm; sunday, 1pm-6pm.
Concerts : monday-friday, 8.30pm; saturday-sunday, in the day and/or in the evening.

Late opening

Different according to the temporary exhibitions

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris

  • Subway - Porte de Pantin
  • SNCF - Gare du Nord
  • Bus - 75, 151
  • Tramway T3b station 'Porte de Pantin'

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. To find out more: - email: or telephone +33 (0) 1 44 84 46 13.

Concert hall in the same district: La Villette

Concert hall in the same arrondissement: 19th arrondissement

Concert hall in Paris and in the Paris Region: Concert hall

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