Museum of Music

Local nameCité de la Musique - Philarmonie de Paris
LocationParis, France

The Cité de la Musique, also known as Philharmonie 2, is a group of institutions dedicated to music and situated in the Parc de la Villette, 19th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was designed with the nearby Conservatoire de Paris by the architect Christian de Portzamparc and opened in 1995. Part of François Mitterrand's Grands Projets, the Cité de la Musique reinvented La Villette – the former slaughterhouse district.It consists of an amphitheater, a concert hall that can accommodate an audience of 800–1,000, a music museum containing an important collection of classical music instruments dating mainly from the fifteenth- to twentieth-century, a music library, exhibition halls and workshops. In 2015 it was renamed Philharmonie 2 as part of the Philharmonie de Paris when a larger symphony hall was built by Jean Nouvel and named Philharmonie 1. Its official address is 221, Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris.

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Opening hours

Tue - Fri: 12 am - 6 pm
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 6 pm

Dec 24, 31: museum closes at 5 pm

Closed on Mondays, Dec 25, Jan 1 and May 1.


Permanent collection:
Adults: €6
Reduced rate: €5
Students, children: free

With temporary collections:
Adults: €11
Students: €8
Children: free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +33 1 44 84 44 84

Address Avenue Jean Jaurès 221, 75019 Paris

Coordinates 48°53'23.295" N 2°23'38.188" E

Tours and activities: Museum of Music

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