Découvrir la Philharmonie
La Musique sans limites
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…
Within the Philharmonie de Paris, the Museum of Music represents a collection of more than 7,000 instruments and art objects and conceive three temporary exhibitions through the season.
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.
The 2017/2018 Season at the Philharmonie de Paris will bring together great orchestras and international soloists, projects which will shed new light on music, and there will be jazz music, pop music and world music as well as three temporary exhibitions. Catch up with highlights here.