The Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris is a cultural institution devoted primarily to classical music nestled in the southeast corner of Parc De la Villette. The Philharmonie de Paris-Cité de la Musique complex features several concert halls, a museum and a media library, making it a completely unprecedented project in Paris to advance the most beautiful expressions of music.
This incredible building was designed by two architecture heavy hitters: Christian de Portzamparc for the Cité de la Musique and Jean Nouvel for the Philharmonie.
The Philharmonie de Paris currently opens its doors to various orchestras. It hosts the Orchestre de Paris as its orchestra in residence and the Ensemble Inter-Contemporain as its resident ensemble, plus it has three associate groups: Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National d'Île-de-France and Les Arts Florissants.
After a competitive process, Jean Nouvel's plans were selected for the architectural design of the Philharmonie de Paris.
This fabulous, 170-foot structure is covered with a gray sleeve that sparkles in the sun's rays and night lights. Its upper portion is adorned with thousands of birds in different shades of gray, creating the impression of continuous twirling.
Visitors can stroll the length of the building and enjoy the scenery from the 120-foot tall panoramic viewpoint. The restaurant on the sixth floor also serves up unrivaled views of Park de la Villette and the French capital.
The Philharmonie de Paris and the Cité de la Musique are open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Visitors are also welcome in the evenings on performance days.
The complex is closed on Mondays and on December 25, January 1 and May 1
• Tuesday to Friday, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
• Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
When December 24 and 31 fall on Saturdays, the museum closes at 5:00 pm. However, it is closed on Mondays and on December 25, January 1 and May 1
The media library is open Tuesday to Sunday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays and on December 25, January 1 and May 1.
Exhibitions are regularly held at the Cité de la Musique-Philharmonie de Paris.
Ticket for discovering the Museum of Paris Philharmonie, a must-see site dedicated to symphonic music.
Take advantage of a tour of Paris to visit the most symbolic sections of Paris, with a commentary on the history of the monuments of Paris. Immerse yourself in the symphonic world with a visit to the Museum of the Philharmonie de Paris with a ticket from our agency PARISCityVISION.