Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


A place entirely dedicated to music, La Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris gives access to musical culture to the greatest number of people through concerts, a museum, as well as educational and editorial activities for adults and young people.
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.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


  • Instruments et objets d'art
  • Musique
  • Spectacle vivant


Cité de la Musique is located in the Parc de la Villette.

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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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Visitor tools

Musée de la musique: Free, in French.

Educational activities

Tour with audio guide for children


Le Balcon, panoramic restaurant - L'Atelier

Coach park

Upon reservation.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections at the Musée de la Musique :
€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.

Guided tour

Guided tours of the Musée de la Musique for children : Children: €10, Accompanying adult: €12 ; all prices: see museum website

Group tour

Booking required - group booking service on +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84


Musée de la musique: under 26 year olds from countries within the European Union, jobseekers.

Free for young people and children

Musée de la Musique : permanent collections are free for under 18s. Temporary exhibitions are free under 6s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Opening times

Permanent collections of the music museum: Tuesday-Friday, from noon to 6pm ; Saturday-Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Temporary exhibitions: variable hours.

Late opening

Only during temporary exhibitions (variable day).

Exceptional opening

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

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Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

221 avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 84 44 84

  • 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

Accessibility information

- Physically disabled: places available upon reservation.
- 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: - Email : or telephone +33 (0) 1 44 84 46 13.

Museum in the same district: La Villette

Museum in the same arrondissement: 19th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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