Activities take place within an architectural complex, built in the south of the Parc de la Villette: Christian Portzomparc designed the Cité de la musique (1995), and Jean Nouvel the Philharmonie (2015).
With a rich collection of more than 7,000 instruments and works of art, the Musée de la musique and its permanent exhibition space provide an insight into the history of Western music from the 16th century to the present day and a glimpse of the main musical cultures around the world.
This museum nurtures the Philharmonic's heritage ambition and offers many activities for all publics: concerts, visits, performances, workshops and large-scale exhibitions. With the recent donation of Pierre Henry's composition material, the Museum has opened a new permanent space.
- Instruments et objets d'art
- Spectacle vivant
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Member of the Paris Museum Pass
- Car park/Parking
- Coach park
- Visitor tools
Documentation in a foreign language
Visitor toolsMusée de la musique: Free, in French.
Educational activitiesTour with audio guide for children
RestaurantLe Balcon, panoramic restaurant - L'Atelier, café - Le Café des concerts
Coach parkUpon reservation.
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
€9 (full price);
€7 (reduced price)
For groups, 26-28 year olds, music teachers and works council).
Temporary collections :
Between €10 and €12 (full price);
Between €6 and €10 (reduced price)
For groups, 26-28 year olds, music teachers and works Council); €5 (reduced price for under 26s, jobseekers). Concerts and shows: prices according to type of concert and/or show.
The ticket for the temporary exhibitions also allows access to the permanent collections.
Group tourBooking required - group booking service on +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84
Free for young people and childrenMusée de la Musique : permanent collections are free for under 18s. Temporary exhibitions are free under 6s
Methods of payment
- Ascension Day
- 8 May
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Adapted activities and visits
- Loan of wheelchairs
- Visually impaired: embossed maps, information sheets with raised text, audio description.
- Hearing impaired: magnetic hearing loop, lip-reading, audioguide.
- Mentally disabled: workshops, talks.
There is a 20% reduction for disabled visitors and a 30% reduction for groups. To find out more visit: www.philharmoniedeparis.fr - Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +33 (0) 1 44 84 46 13.