Music, Film & Digital Art
Get to grips with the museums that mix art, music and technology...
Time Out Oliver Knight
If you’re into technology, music and film, this spattering of addresses will tick your boxes - from cutting-edge cinema retrospectives at the Cinémathèque Française, to boundary-pushing digital art at the Gaïté-Lyrique.
The underground bunker next to the Centre Pompidou, set up in 1969 by the avant-garde composer Pierre Boulez to create electronic microtonal music for the new century, is looking less redundant
- 1 place Igor Stravinsky, 4e
La Gaîté Lyrique
19th-century composer Jacques Offenbach isn’t usually associated with cutting-edge digital art, but after a 10-year revamp, Offenbach’s former Belle Époque Gaïté Lyrique theatre has been
- 3 bis rue Papin, 3e
Musée de la Musique
Alongside the concert hall, this innovative music museum houses a gleamingly restored collection of instruments from the old Conservatoire, interactive computers and scale models of opera houses and
- Cité de la Musique, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
Le Grand Rex
Opened in 1932, this huge art deco cinema was designed by Auguste Bluysen and its fantasy Hispanic interiors by US designer John Eberson. With its wedding-cake exterior, fairy-tale interior and the
- 1 boulevard Poissonnière, 2e
La Cinémathèque Française
Relocated to Frank Gehry's striking, spacious cubist building, the Cinémathèque Française now boasts four screens, a bookshop, a restaurant, exhibition space and the Musée du Cinéma, where it
- 51 rue de Bercy, 12e
Forum des Images
Partly a screening venue for old and little-known movies, and partly an archive for every kind of film featuring Paris. Today the Forum's collection numbers over 6,500 documentaries, adverts,
- 2 Grande Galerie, Porte Saint-Eustache-Forum des Halles, 1er
Musée de l'Opéra
The Palais Garnier houses temporary exhibitions relating to current opera or ballet productions, along with a permanent collection of paintings, scores and bijou opera sets housed in period cases.
- Palais Garnier, 1 place de l'Opéra, 9e
Centre Pompidou (cinema)
The varied programme here features themed series, experimental and artists' films, and a weekly documentary session. This is also the venue for the Cinéma du Réel festival in March (www.cinereel.org).
- Rue Saint-Martin, 4e