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Philharmonie de Paris

#154 of 1,107 things to do in Paris
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La Villette
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Address: 221 avenue Jean Jaures | 19th, 75019 Paris, France
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+33 1 44 84 44 84
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12:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Putting on exceptional concerts is only one aspect of the Philharmonie de...

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 space'.

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Still some finishing work to be done but a beautiful first look. Sure, the elevators were wonky. People couldnt find the stairs. Bathrooms ill equipped, but the actual concert... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The material and design of the walls is different from everything that I have seen in Paris. I didn't watch any presentation, but I think the visit is worthy for adults and children.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still some finishing work to be done but a beautiful first look. Sure, the elevators were wonky. People couldnt find the stairs. Bathrooms ill equipped, but the actual concert hall is gorgeous!

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic modern venue, and my sense is that from any seat in each section you will have a great view. The acoustics are really something special.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In our brief weekend in Paris we were keen to see as much as possible so booked concert tickets in advance. This venue is striking from the exterior but with a truly stunning interior. Every seat, with rows arranged in waves around the stage, affords an unobstructed view. The concert of Chopin and Shostakovich was superb and of the highest... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

… but how did they manage to get everything else about this grotesque building so wrong? One reason, presumably, is that the exterior screams 'grand projet' - attention-grabbing, but only in a bad way, and already showing signs of wear. The interior is just horrible. The ticket sales are not user-friendly. The entrance 'foyer' makes you think you must be... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky to spend an unforgettable evening here to experience Yo Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in concert. The auditorium is breathtaking and the acoustics sublime. Beautiful once in a lifetime experience. Thank you Phil de Paris!

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We heard the NHK Tokyo Symphony Orchestra playing Sibelius and Shostakovich in the main Pierre Boulez hall. The acoustics are excellent and the concert was truly memorable. The hall has only been opened since 2015 and is well appointed except perhaps as to catering in the interval. The concert started at 20:30 and finished at 22:50 after encores so later... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very modern concert hall, audacious forms, very nice rooms, provides an outstanding setting for concerts, music and artistic events.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Visited the Philharmonic de Paris to watch a fantastic collaboration between Opera & Hip Hop. Breath taking!

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Both day and night, this building is amazing. The exterior tiles of seemingly flying birds, the view from the roof top where you may walk around and get a view of Paris in 360, the acoustics of the interior concert hall, all were fantastic. We were so very fortunate to secure tickets and to hear The Filarmonica della Scalia conducted... 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 the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the centre.
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