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Philharmonie de Paris

Paris concerts are part of a great stay in the City of Lights. There are many concerts of all kinds everyday. Five venues are exceptional. The Théatre des Champs Elysées, Philharmonie and Opéra Garnier are superb classical music concert venues with top programs. The AccorHotels Arena and Le Zenith have world class pop music concerts of all kinds. We have selected the best venues for classical, jazz and pop music concerts. Many concerts, specially in churches, are free or very cheap. Check their programmes and book your tickets on Ticketmaster and Officiel des spectacles. Paris nightlife. Trip to Paris.

Théatre des Champs-Elysées

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Parisian concert venues. Built in 1913 and a manifesto of modern architecture, it has been designed by first class artists: architects Henry Van de Velde and Auguste Perret, sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, painter Maurice Denis, René Lalique for crystals. It was the first Parisian theater to be entirely built of reinforced concrete. The building is classified as a historic monument since 1957. This jewel of the Art Nouveau his famous for the big scandal that happened upon the premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in 1913. For over 100 years, the theatre has hosted high level operas, ballets, concerts and recitals. It specializes in classical music with the best piano concerts in town. Locate Theatre des Champs-Elysees on Paris map.

25, Avenue Montaigne
Paris 75008 France
The Théatre des Champs Elysées
The Théatre des Champs Elysées

Philharmonie de Paris

The Philharmonie de Paris brings together Philharmonie 1, the spectacular new concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, a Pritzker price winner, and the older Cité de la musique now called Philharmonie 2, designed by Pritzker price winner Christian de Portzamparc. This unique combination brings the best classical music concerts to the eastern side of the city. Philharmonie 1 is spectacularly covered with 340,000 metal birds and dominates the Périphérique ring road. It benefited from the best acousticians in the world, New Zealander Harold Marshall and Japanese Yasuhisa Toyota. The artistic pillars of Philharmonie 1 are the Orchestre de Paris and Ensemble Intercontemporain resident orchestras, the Paris Chamber Orchestra, the Ile-de-France National Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants. Locate Philharmonie on Paris map. Information on Philharmonie de Paris and Cité de la Musique.

221, Avenue Jean Jaures
Paris 75019 France
Philharmonie de Paris
Philharmonie de Paris

Opera Garnier

A masterpiece of theater architecture of the 19th century, the Opera Garnier, built by Charles Garnier and inaugurated in 1875, is the thirteenth opera house in the city since the foundation of this institution by Louis XIV in 1669. The creation of the Opera Garnier was part of the great project of town planning of Baron Haussman, initiated by Emperor Napoleon III in 1858. A private access was designed to parry the attacks against Napoleon III. The seating replicated the social hierarchy of the time: the rotunda of the subscribers, the lounges, the lodges, the balconies. In 1964, painter Marc Chagall painted a ceiling of colors and light on the 220 m² of the Hall. Attending a ballet by the Ballet de l'Opera de Paris in this 19th century masterpiece is the most memorable experience. More information on Opera Garnier. Locate Garnier on Paris map.

Place de l'Opéra
Paris 75009 France
Opéra Garnier
Opéra Garnier

AccorHotels Arena

The AccorHotels Arena, formerly called Palais Omnisports of Paris-Bercy, is a versatile arena along the Seine River. Located in the 12th arrondissement, AccorHotels Arena has an original pyramid shape and is completely covered by lawns. Covering 55,000 m2, the arena can accommodate from 8,000 to 20,000. It was the subject of major renovations in 2014 and 2015. Since its inauguration in 1984, it has been the scene of numerous sports events and concerts of the greatest international artists. Located between the Ministry of Economy and Finance and Parc de Bercy, it is well served by the metro station Bercy lines 6 and 14, and the Gare de Lyon which is about 500 meters walk. More on AccorHotels Arena. Locate AccorHotels Arena on Paris map.

8, Boulevard de Bercy
Paris 75012 France
Santana in AccorHotels Arena
Santana in AccorHotels Arena

Le Zenith

Located in Parc de la Villette close to the Philharmonie, Le Zenith is one of the largest Parisian venues for concerts. Le Zenith was designed in 1984 to provide France with a concert hall that could accommodate in excellent conditions rock concerts, songs, popular music. The concert hall is protected by a silver clothing stretched over a metal frame that forms the walls and roof. The capacity of the concert hall varies from 2000 to 6200 places thanks to sliding curtains. Each year, more than 170 events are organized. Since 1984, more than 2,000 artists have attracted over 18 million spectators at Le Zenith. Pop, rock, rap, reggae, world music, electro, singers and bands from all countries performed live in Le Zenith on the occasion of a new album or show. Locate Zenith on Paris map. More information on Zenith Paris.

211 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Paris 75019 France
Concert in Le Zenith
Concert in Le Zenith

Maison de la radio

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Good acoustics and intimate architecture for this very active classical music venue. Affordable. Locate Maison de la Radio on Paris map. Pictures. Web site.

Theatre du Chatelet

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Lovely venue near Notre Dame. Dance, shows, concerts. Locate Theatre du Chatelet on Paris map. Web site. Book hotel near Notre Dame.

Opera Bastille

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World class and expensive operas in Bastille Opera House on eastern side of Paris. More on Opera Bastille. Locate Bastille on Paris map. Book hotel near Opera Bastille. Concert video

Opera Comique

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19th century venue. Out of the beaten track programme of operas and concerts. For the happy fews. Locate Opera Comique on Paris map. Web site. Concert video

Versailles Opera

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A rare combination of a visit to Versailles Palace and concert. Versailles Palace stages concerts in 18th century Royal Opera and Hall of Mirrors. Web site. Book long in advance.

Paris churches

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Many concerts are performed in Paris churches. Mix music and Paris sightseeing. Tickets are often cheap if not free. See AMP concerts, France Orgue. Concert video

Duc des Lombards

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Jazz club in trendy rue des Lombards near Centre Pompidou. Locate Duc des Lombards on Paris map. Web site (French only). Book hotel near Notre Dame, close to Duc des Lombards. Concert video

Cave du 38 Riv'

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Friendly jazz club. 14th century cellar in Le Marais. Jam sessions. Free entry. Cheap drinks. Locate venue on Paris map. Web site. Book hotel near Notre Dame, close to Cave du 38 Riv'. Concert video

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