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Classical music concerts in Paris

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

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© Alain Dereymaeker

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.

Where to hear classical music

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CNSMDP

La Villette

The quintessential expression of youthful creative flair, the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP)... Read more

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Salle Pleyel

8e arrondissement

Home to the Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique Radio France, the restored concert hall looks splendid... See more...

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Opéra Bastille

Roquette

It is never going to be a beautiful building, but when the restoration of the falling fascia tiles is completed, it may at least... See more...

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Concerts by genre

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