Philharmonie de Paris

  • Museum
  • Arts and culture
  • Music

Inaugurated in January 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris is a unique musical creation and transmission project.

As tourism professionals, have your clients discover this new cultural landmark of Paris. Design your own tailor-made programme and offer them a musical adventure of a few hours, or an entire day. With more than 400 concerts & shows, the permanent collection of the Musée de la musique, 3 temporary exhibitions and a variety of workshops, the Philharmonie de Paris, inaugurated in January 2015, brings the finest in music to curious minds and music lovers alike.

Whether your clients are passionate about classical music, contemporary music or jazz, or are keen on new experiences, our programming has something for everyone.

The Philharmonie de Paris is the brainchild of Jean Nouvel and the Cité de la Musique, a building designed by Christian de Portzamparc, inaugurated in 1995. The result is a gigantic space designed for music in the Parc de la Villette, in the East of the capital city. The Orchestre de Paris and the Ensemble Intercontemporain reside here.

The concert hall, with 2,400 seats, is the crown jewel of Jean Nouvel's project. It was designed in collaboration with worldwide renowned acousticians, the New Zealander Sir Harold Marshall and Yasuhisa Toyota from Japan for perfect acoustics.

In addition to hosting concerts (classical music, world culture and jazz, world cultures), the Philharmonic puts on conferences, exhibitions and workshops.

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You might also like the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, a contemporary art centre in Pantin.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 12 pm and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Concerts and performances are programmed on weeknights, with matinée and evening shows on weekends. Find the full programme and rates on the website:

Musée de la musique

From Tuesday to Friday: 12p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Temporary exhibitions

From Tuesday to Thrusday: 12p.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

During school holidays, the exhibition opens in the morning at 10a.m.


Price reduction applied : Tourism professionnals rates - on a selection of activities

Commission rates : 10% (according to availability)

Full price: 9 €
Reduced price: 7 € (Self-guided visit)
Adult: 9 to 11 € (Self-guided visit
Permanent Collection
Temporary exhibition).

Free entry for children < 6 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Musée de la musique - Paris Museum Pass acceptée: time slot reservation recommended.


Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Students


  • Minimum number of people : 10
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • 3 restaurants:
  • - The Balcony located on the 6th floor with a panoramic view over Paris
  • - Le Café des concerts
  • - Les Gourmandises de l'Atelier

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Additional information

Child audioguide languages : English, French


  • Hearing disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • Height under table >= 70 cm width >= 77 cm
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Visual alarm with flash light
  • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

Many cultural offers are available to disabled people, in addition to the accessibility of spaces for people with reduced mobility for concerts, workshops, visits to the Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions.


Metro : Porte de Pantin (Line 5)

Tramway : Porte de Pantin (T3b)

RER : Pantin (Line E)

Bus : 75, 151, N13, N41, N45, N140

2 car parks with direct access from the ring road and avenue Jean-Jaurès, with nearly 1000 spaces for cars and two-wheelers

Taxi 2 stations boulevard Sérurier, Porte de Pantin - avenue Jean-Jaurès, Café des concerts

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  • For groups :
    Booking required
    Deadline reservation : from 4 to 8 weeks according to the activity
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak : Exterior tour guide are allowed to speak in the Musée de la musique and temporary exhibitions on request and according to conditions