Practical Info & Services


To prepare your visit and facilitate checks related to « Vigipirate » (France's national security alert system) reinforced at the Philharmonie de Paris, please arrive early.

The Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris is a cultural complex encompassing the music-related activities of two neighbouring but distinct buildings:

  • The Cité de la musique, designed by the architect Christian de Portzamparc and inaugurated in 1995, which houses two concert halls (900 and 250 seats), the Museum of Music and a Media Library.
  • La Philharmonie, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel and open to the public since January 2015, which includes a 2400-seat symphonic hall, multiple rehearsal rooms, educational facilities and temporary exhibition areas.


Philharmonie 1 / Jean Nouvel - Philharmonie 2 / Christian de PortzamparcBeaucardet

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