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Philharmonie de Paris

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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It depends entirely on the section you choose. I was near the artists in the 3 floor, but the seats... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Adrian F
Paris, France
Uncomfortable seats, very good not great sound

A hobby of ours is to tour the world's great concert halls, so we had to visit the new... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
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“jean nouvel”(5 reviews)
“la villette”(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
19th Arr. - Buttes-Chaumont
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Designed by Jean Nouvel (who took his name off in disagreement with the builders) and situated just inside the Blvd. Peripheriqe's NE edge, the Philharmonie's acoustics were excellent from our 1st tier center seats, and visually stunning. Before hearing the concert, we dined on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

We just attended our first concert at the Philharmonie - and I'm sure we'll do it again when we visit Paris next. It was a wonderful evening. The building is astounding, both inside and out. The exterior is riveting and, in a way, hard to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leshons88
Reviewed October 20, 2018

To get to the Philharmonie de Paris, a charmless concert hall resembling a bunker and built on the northernmost tip of Paris, a music-lover who lives in the opposite area of the Parisian region must go through a series of Herculean transportation hurdles that could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank EloZ523
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The amazing Philharmonia Hall, designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel ( I take it the acoustics were engineered by experts), makes concert-going into a whole new experience. It is in the first place, of course. a matter of sound, and I don't think I've...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas6
Reviewed May 14, 2018

It depends entirely on the section you choose. I was near the artists in the 3 floor, but the seats were very unconfortable.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Adrian F
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We don’t live in France but have become addicted to this incredible concert hall with exceptional programs and excellent acoustics. World famous orchestras with renowned maestros perform here and you can sit in your comfortable seats and hear the wonderful music in the best ever...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NesligulD
Reviewed April 13, 2018

A hobby of ours is to tour the world's great concert halls, so we had to visit the new Philharmonie. It took a year to get tickets off the web to a concert we might want to listen to, as French taste is more modern...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HansGH16
Reviewed March 16, 2018

The Philharmonie de Paris (La Philharmonie 2) opened in 2015. The nice concert hall holds 2,400 seats. The audience can enjoy a tastefully designed large hall and an adequate entry & lounge. Next door you find the Cité de la Musique (La Philharmonie 1) opened...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank J B
Reviewed February 7, 2018

It seems there are two schools of architecture designing for concert halls, the absolutely functional with fitting in as many attendees as possible in rows versus the school that accepts the challenge of a visually beautiful building as well as making it economically viable, and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julia H
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Awful layout. I arrived 30 minutes early, but the signs are confusing (even though I am fluent in French). I stood in line at three different (wrong) box offices, each one understaffed by about 80%. In the end, I missed the concert because the place...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Misty W
June 25, 2018|
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Response from J B | 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
September 13, 2015|
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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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Hossein K
Penang, Malaysia
all in one day (4 Replies)
Greeting dear friend I would like to know if is it possible to visit all of the following places in one day or not? thank you very much in advance. Bercy neighborhood Philharmonie de paris fondation louis vuitton Philharmonie de paris Cite de la mode et du design Simone de Beauvoir foorbridge Hermitage plaza
July 14, 2015|
Response fromtravelnutty|
First task, have you plotted these on a map? Note thar Hermitage Plaza is outside of Paris, although still connected to the Metro. Are you going for an architecture theme? These are basically at the furthermost edges of Paris.... maybe need to (1) make a map, then (2) prioritize so if you run out of time you will miss those that least interest you.
Vancouver, Canada
Dress code for Philharmonie de Paris (10 Replies)
I am travelling to Paris for the first time in January to see Max Richter play Vivaldi at the Philharmonie de Paris. I frequently see the local symphony orchestra here in Vancouver, but we at the Pacific Northwest are casual dressers -- we get away with a clean shirt at the symphony. I imagine in Paris, the dress code is quite different and I was wondering if any of you know how dressy people get -- is it ball gown and tuxedo, or cocktail dress and sport jacket? Will they throw me out if I...More
November 13, 2015|
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No dress code. True music fans wear what they want! Great sound but awful seating btw
Fort Worth, TX
Philharmonie de Paris (11 Replies)
Bonjour! I have booked symphony tickets for Saturday night(21:00), March 7th at the new Philharmonie de Paris. This is our first trip to Paris, and I am a little confused as to the location. I know it is on the Northeast side of Paris, and I believe it is at or near the Cite de Musique. We are staying in the 15th arr., near metro lines 10, 6, and 8. Could you please tell me the best way to get there? Also, could you tell me what other things there are to do in the area by the Philharmonie...More
December 30, 2014|
Response fromTesa227|
You would have to take M6 to Place d'Italy and switch to M5 to Porte de Pantin stop. It is in Parc de la Villette.