published Tuesday, 10 March 2015
The Cité de la Musique is one of the capital's most prestigious venues, and it's the perfect place to explore an eclectic programme of music in Paris throughout the year. The venue is just south of Parc Villette and near the Paris Conservatory, and is easy to reach from the Montfleuri Hotel by taxi or metro. From early 2015, Cité de la Musique will enter an exciting new phase in its development as it changes its name to Philharmonie de Paris.
Cité de la Musique will continue to offer an exceptional programme of classical music as well as events covering every type of music. The venue allows visitors to access a wide range of music cultures through its concerts and museum, as well as educational and publishing activities for adults and children. The venue is completely dedicated to music in all of its forms, and an ever changing programme appeals to a wide range of musical tastes.
Discover Cité de la Musique during your next stay at Hotel Montfleuri
Cité de la Musique or Philharmonie de Paris - as it is now known - is well worth a visit just for the chance to admire its impressive architecture and to explore its museum and exhibition centre. The angular, contemporary lines are the work of Jean Nouvel and acclaimed architect Christian de Portzamparc, and the structure consists of a vast amphitheatre shaped concert hall that can seat an audience of up to 1,000 plus a museum and exhibition space. The music museum has a permanent exhibition of over 1,000 classical instruments, and the venue also hosts two temporary exhibitions each year.
Exceptional events at Philharmonie de Paris
The Philharmonie's aim is to become a cultural melting pot where there is something for everyone. You'll find concerts by musicians from every genre and several exciting events are planned for spring. A terrific programme of classical concerts covers everything from Mozart to Shostakovich and some of the world's most gifted performers will take part. Highlights include an exciting opera production entitled 'Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher' with Marion Cotillard and the Orchestre de Paris from 4th to 5th March 2015.
David Bowie fans are in for a real treat, with a fabulous retrospective of the performer entitled 'David Bowie is..' in the exhibition space, and several other Bowie themed events. One of the most thrilling is sure to be an introduction to the Bowie creation Ziggy Stardust on 4th March.
There are also dance, jazz and contemporary music events planned for the coming season as Cité de la Musique completes its exciting transformation into Philharmonie de Paris. Plan a visit during the day to see exhibitions and explore the classical instrument display in the museum, or organise a special evening at a concert or recital. The venue can be reached easily by metro or taxi from the Montfleuri Hotel, and our friendly staff are on hand should you require directions or assistance.
• Cité de la musique - Paris Philharmonic society
By subway : line 5, direction Bobigny – Pablo Picasso, station Porte de Pantin.
By bus : lines 75, 151 - Noctilien N13 et N41.
By car : underground car park Cité de la musique.
Tramway : T3B stop Porte de Pantin.
Stations vélib' : opposite Café de la musique, Conservatoire and Porte de Pantin, Website.
Car park with access for the disabled - 5 places : 8 rue Adolphe Mille – 9 Rue des Sept Arpents – 159 Rue Manin.
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