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Philharmonie de Paris

Closed Now: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Interesting but not the most comfortable

Saw the Mozart requiem at this venue-sound was great, and the performance of the requiem was one of... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Madison, United States
A grand building for every one interested in art and architecture

This new architectural construction is worth visiting even if you do not have the intention to... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
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“concert hall”(23 reviews)
“music museum”(4 reviews)
“jean nouvel”(4 reviews)
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...more
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221 avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris, France
La Villette
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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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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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...More

Thank jF7237OI
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are planning to go to Paris and you are a lover of good music, PLEASE do not miss the opportunity to spend time at the Philharmonie de Paris. Book for a few concerts in advance if you can. This building is state of...More

Thank Ben312578
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This new architectural construction is worth visiting even if you do not have the intention to listen to music. With a guided tour you will get much out of it.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It's a lovely building but understaffed. One usher charged with directing an entire section to their seats. Poor things. Once in our seats, the aesthetic and acoustics of the building were startling. No bad seats in the house, I think (although the seat design is...More

Thank Dizzzy D
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The Philharmonie de Paris is worth visiting just for the architecture. When I visited there was a special Chagall exhibit going on which was great. You can't actually see the concert hall (or at least we couldn't visit) but I imagine it's gorgeous.

Thank laysadc
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The Philharmonie is an architectural wonder that is just beginning its career as a go-to venue for the best classical performing groups in the world. A little like Lincoln Center in the late 1960's, it is too early to see the transformation that is due...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Great venue, a little way out of town but easy to get to. Acoustics for the concert were amazing and the seats in the auditorium were comfy and had plenty of leg room. Metro is close by and the taxi rank was full at the...More

Thank AngelofMischief
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We went today to hear a nice Bartok - Tchaikovsky concert in the hall, not in the least driven by curiosity to see this controversial building for ourselves and check out the acoustics. First of, we sat in the first row parterre where leg space...More

2  Thank maq44
Reviewed 23 January 2016

From the ouside it looks like a huge whale, in black and white, very beautiful and astonishing. Inside the hall, all seats converge onto the stage with many balconies. No one is very far from the performance. Everything is curved and soft. We wanted to...More

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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
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Response from MrsPiket | Reviewed this property |
For any Philharmonie in Europe, smart casual or business casual is best. No street wear. Note that Paris is a city and the audience is differ in attire. Elder gentlemen will often go for business informal. Younger gentlemen... More
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Response from Philharmonie d | Property representative |
Dear Sir, We thank you for your interest in the Philharmonie de Paris. On our website, click on "Access" We have indeed free shuttle after classical concerts (Grande salle and Salle des concerts) on weeknights. We... More
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