Classical music concerts in Paris

Our guide to the best classical concerts and venues in the capital



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Catholic chants under Charlemagne, Gabriel Fauré's 'Requiem' premiered at La Madeleine, Olivier Messiaen playing birdsong on the organ of the Sainte-Trinité... France boasts one of the great classical music traditions in the world, and Paris has witnessed some of its most magical moments. Today, the classical music scene thrives in the form of scores of concerts and venues, running the gamut from sacred choral music in Medieval churches to contemporary performances in cutting-edge media centres. Read on for our guide to the best classical and opera to be found in the city.

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Susie Blanckenberg
Susie Blanckenberg

Are there any classical music performances/recitals planned for the 1st week of September? If so how do I find out about them?