Home to the Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique Radio France, the restored concert hall looks splendid. If the improved acoustics are only partially successful, the venue has nevertheless regained its status as the capital's leading concert hall for large-scale symphonic concerts, and should keep it until the completion of the city's new concert hall in 2012. Soloists read like a who's who of classical music, and this season includes an interesting series entitled Pollini Perspectives, which gives the great pianist free musical rein.
|Venue name:||Salle Pleyel|
252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
|Opening hours:||Box office noon-7pm Mon-Sat; 2hours before show Sun. By phone 11am-7pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun & until 1hr before performance|