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Philharmonie de Paris

#164 of 1,085 things to do in Paris
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La Villette
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Address: 221 avenue Jean Jaures | 19th, 75019 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 44 84 44 84
12:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Putting on exceptional concerts is only one aspect of the Philharmonie de...

Putting on exceptional concerts is only one aspect of the Philharmonie de Paris. With its rehearsal rooms, educational centre, exhibition space, restaurants and convivial setting within the Parc de la Villette, it has been designed as a true 'living space'.

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Wonderful contemporary location

Visited the Philharmonic de Paris to watch a fantastic collaboration between Opera & Hip Hop. Breath taking!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard the NHK Tokyo Symphony Orchestra playing Sibelius and Shostakovich in the main Pierre Boulez hall. The acoustics are excellent and the concert was truly memorable. The hall has only been opened since 2015 and is well appointed except perhaps as to catering in the interval. The concert started at 20:30 and finished at 22:50 after encores so later... More 

Thank WilliamRD9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very modern concert hall, audacious forms, very nice rooms, provides an outstanding setting for concerts, music and artistic events.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Visited the Philharmonic de Paris to watch a fantastic collaboration between Opera & Hip Hop. Breath taking!

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Both day and night, this building is amazing. The exterior tiles of seemingly flying birds, the view from the roof top where you may walk around and get a view of Paris in 360, the acoustics of the interior concert hall, all were fantastic. We were so very fortunate to secure tickets and to hear The Filarmonica della Scalia conducted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

For anyone interested in musical instruments, the collection here is one of the best in the world. The special exhibits are what make it shine -- the current exhibit on Beethoven was absolutely fascinating. There was a bit about his life but the theme was the "myth" of the man and his music. That myth the exhibit argues haunts artists... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was particularly interested to visit this newish concert hall by Jean Nouvel who designed the wonderful concert hall in Lucerne. When I first saw it coming off the Peripherique, I couldn't believe my eyes. I found it incredibly ugly. A few nights later, I attended a concert there and my opinion of the exterior didn't change, although that evening... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The last time I visited the Philarmonie de Paris, which is just up the road from us, it had only just opened, the concert was cancelled and we were ineptly sent packing by embarrassed junior staff. Not an auspicious start to the relationship. Now I've been again...this time to experience the current craze for feature films (the superlative, timeless Amadeus... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We have subscription tickets so this is the 5th time since September that we have gone. The acoustics, the architecture and the programming is fantastic. Worthwhile visiting just to admire. However every service whether it be the toilets, the bar, the administration - is lacking professionalism and organization.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The building is amazingly beautiful and impressive from the outside. The concert hall inside is breathtaking in design and comfortable. There are "mini" one hour concerts all during the day and the performance was as enjoyable as the venue.

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Madison, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Saw the Mozart requiem at this venue-sound was great, and the performance of the requiem was one of the better ones I've seen. However, the seats are quite small in the auditorium, and it was uncomfortably warm. I would go back to see the orchestra play anytime, but just wish that they had more forethought when planning such a venue.

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the centre.
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