Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris Member

221 avenue Jean Jaurès - 75019 Paris

La Villette - 19e Arrondissement


A venue truly devoted to music, Cité de la Musique, situated in the south of the Parc de la Villette near the Conservatoire de Paris, was designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. It provides access to musical culture through its concerts, museum and educational and editorial activities for adults and children. The Musée de la Musique at the Philharmonie de Paris brings together a collection of more than 7,000 instruments and art objects. More than 1,000 are in the permanent collections such as national treasures like a Chopin piano and a Brassens guitar. They allows us to look back at Western music from the 16th century to today, and also to see a glimpse into the main music cultures of the world. Since January 2015, the Cité de la Musique has been located at the new complex for the Philharmonie de Paris. A new building by architect Jean Nouvel has been added to the existing complex. This groundbreaking building also houses an auditorium with a capacity of 2,400.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain


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


Cité de la Musique is located 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

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


Café des concerts, Atelier Éric Kayser®, Le Balcon.

Coach park

Upon reservation.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections at the Musée de la Musique : €8 (full price), €5.60 (reduced price for groups, 26-28 year olds, music teachers and works council).
Temporary collections : €9 (full price); €7 (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

Musée de la musique: Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Temporary exhibitions: Tuesday-Thursday, 12pm-6pm; Friday, 12pm-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-8pm.
Médiathèque & Concerts: see website.

Late opening

During temporary exhibitions on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until 8pm.

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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