Delve into heart of music.
Listen, look, touch, play, sing, learn, feel.
Three concert halls, a museum, a media library, numerous educationnal spaces… The Philharmonie de Paris is a unique architectural and cultural center that invites the public to delve into music.
Uniting two buildings created by Jean Nouvel and Christian Portzamparc, the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris is an exceptional architectural center.
With the Philharmonie, Jean Nouvel offers innovative architecture which blends into the Parc de la Villette, on the edge of Paris and in the heart of a speedily evolving metropolis.
Inaugurated in 1995, the Cité de la musique building was conceived by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. He wanted it in the form of a “dreamlike town”, a space inviting movement, open to Greater Paris, a meeting place.
World-class orchestras and soloists, composers old and new, contemporary music from every genre, Music Museum, temporary exhibitions, hands-on activities… The Philharmonie de Paris programme embraces all forms of music.
The Philharmonie’s foremost ambition is to bring the best musical repertories to the public in spaces designed to magnify the listening experience, but also to enable active appropriation: concerts and shows, exhibitions, workshops, formations, lectures…
Boasting a national collection of more than 7000 pieces, the Museum of Music combines instrument conservation, scientific research, interaction with musicians, and engagement with the public.
Philharmonie Live gathers a collection of almost 700 videos, including 50 full concerts, available for free. Discover our collection of classical music, jazz, pop-rock and world music.