There can be none more majestic and awe-inspiring for lovers of music than the Philharmonie de Paris. This remarkable cultural institution boasts one of the most adorable spaces for conducting and promoting musical arts in all its forms. A recent addition to the thriving music scene in Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris was opened in 2015 and quickly gained the position as one of the notable places where music ranging from the classical to the contemporary is held.
Besides serving as an institution for fostering music, the Philharmonie de Paris is a sight in itself with its modernist architecture and a museum dedicated to musical arts. The impressive building and the wealth of attractions inside is a feast not only to the ears but to the eyes as well. Patrons of the arts will find the Philharmonie de Paris a much delighting experience during their Paris tours.
The Philharmonie de Paris is an outstanding example of contemporary architecture. Designed by the French architects Jean Nouvel and Christian Portzamparc, the design of the Philharmonie de Paris has a more modernist appeal with the widespread use of edges and geometric patterns.
Divided into two buildings, the Philharmonie de Paris is actually an improvement to the existing Cite de la musique concert hall that forms its other part. Inside the Philharmonie de Paris are grand spaces including three large concert halls, a museum, and the renowned grand salon with a capacity to host about 2400 people during a concert.
Musée de la Musique
Inside the Philharmonie de Paris is the Musée de la Musique or the music museum that holds an excellent collection of various objects related to music and the arts. It currently holds about 7000 musical instruments on display along with various art pieces.
The museum has some rare and valuable exhibits such as the pianos owned by the influential Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin and the guitar of the French singer-songwriter Georges Brassens. It also contains several exhibits that detail about some of the most prominent composers and musicians of all time.
Entering the Philharmonie
The Philharmonie is situated in the 19th arrondissement of Paris at the Jean- Jaures Avenue. Both the concert venue and the Musee de la Musique will remain open from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm on all Tuesdays to Fridays, except on May 1. The museum remains closed on Mondays, and on Saturdays and Sundays, the Philharmonie will remain open from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm.