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Philharmonie de Paris

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“jean nouvel”(6 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 2 weeks ago

The hall has great acoustics, but it is far from the center of Paris, in an area that is not very good. It took us 45 minutes and a 30 euro Uber trip to get there from our apartment in the 16th arrondissement. Our driver...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Thank mikebarbc
Reviewed 4 November 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 20 October 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
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Reviewed 24 September 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 14 May 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 11 May 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 13 April 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 17 March 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 7 February 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
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25 January 2019|
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Response from mikebarbc | Reviewed this property |
In NY, taking photos or recording during concerts is not allowed. I'm not sure about Paris but I imagine that it's no different.
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26 June 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