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2, rue Edouard Colonne
75001 Paris
Metro: Chtelet
Tel.: +33(0)1 40 28 28 40

Opera, dance and other artistic events with a focus on lightness and daring.


1, place Igor-Stravinsky
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 44 78 48 43
Metro: Chtelet or Les Halles
Ircam, which is the only centre of its kind in the world, is dedicated to contemporary musical research and creation.

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Thtre des Champs-lyses

15, avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 49 52 50 50
Metro: Alma Marceau

Classical music, dance, opera and jazz.

Salle Gaveau
Salle Gaveau

45, rue de la Botie
75008 Paris
Metro: Miromesnil
Tel.: +33(0)1 49 53 05 07
After its construction in 1906-1907, the Salle Gaveau quickly became Paris's most prestigious auditorium. While the focus is on piano and chamber music, orchestras are often invited to play.

Salle Pleyel
Salle Pleyel

252, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honor
75008 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 42 56 13 13
Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile (lines 1 & 6 and RER line A) or Ternes
The Salle Pleyel is a major concert hall of the highest quality. It was founded in 1927, and plays host to the biggest classical-music names from France and elsewhere in the world.

Opéra Garnier
Opéra Garnier

8, rue Scribe
75009 Paris
Tel.: 0 892 89 90 90 (33.7 cents/min)
Metro: Opra
Ballet, opera, concerts, etc. The Opra Garnier was built at the behest of Napoleon III and inaugurated in 1875. This magnificent historic opera house may be visited in groups or individually. and (English version)

Opéra Bastille
Opéra Bastille

120, rue de Lyon
75012 Paris
Tel.: 0 892 89 90 90 (33.7 cents/min)
Metro: Bastille

Ballet, opera, concerts, etc. This contemporary building designed by Carlos Ott houses the Opra de Paris's second auditorium. It opened in 1989.
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