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Philharmonie de Paris

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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 14 May 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 13 April 2018
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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
La Villette
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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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.

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

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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

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

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Reviewed 8 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

Thank Julia H
Reviewed 28 January 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

Thank Nikolai W
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Spectacular concert hall! The day we visited, it was not playing the local orchestra, so I can not make an assessment. The concert we attended was amazing! And speechless to the place. It's really gorgeous! It is well worth it if you find tickets for...More

Thank FabianoRS_jund
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The new venue for the Paris Philharmonic is a stunning design by French architect Jean Nouvel who is also responsible for the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum. It is located at the outskirts of Paris at La Villette but, as with everything in Paris, an...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

This review is written from the perspective of a regular concertgoer, not as a casual visitor. In total since the place opened, I have been to about a dozen concerts, the last two years ago before my final visits in November this year. The good:...More

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Philharmonie d, Head of social media at Philharmonie de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Silverfox, First we would like to thank you for your review. 1. We are improving our seats in the concert hall on a regular basis. New arrangements will be done in the coming weeks to make it ever better. Come back soon and give...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The new concert hall of Paris may seem very peculiar to many people, but this hall was built mainly for the best acoustic possible. Everything is asymmetrical and there are interesting objects lying around, the hanging balconies are very strange, but the result is exceptionally...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
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Response from MrsPiket | 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
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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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