Paris is a fantastic destination for music lovers. Whether you are addicted to music, or are seeking to enjoy a concert or a performance for a few hours, then you are truly lucky. Paris has a large number of venues and festivals where music lovers can always turn in to indulge in some good music during their Paris tours.
The city harbors some of world’s finest venues for jazz, opera, rock, musicals, or world music. Paris hosts a variety of events throughout the year which are really inexpensive and free. If you want to enjoy some great music during your Paris tours, head to following destinations.
The Paris Philharmonic
This recent addition was able to create a great hype in the music scene of Paris. Even though it is a bit far from the city center, this wonderful place, which is completely dedicated to music, is worth the trip. It is situated in the Parc de la Villette complex, at the far northeastern reaches of the 19th arrondissement. If you are a music fan you must definitely visit this place and if possible find some time for the performances also. It offers everything from rock to world music and from classical to baroque. You should also visit the music museum and its fantastic temporary exhibits.
The stunning new building in this place, from French architect Jean Nouvel which features a panoramic rooftop terrace, is another attraction it has to offer.
The Opera Bastille
If you want to witness some world famous operas, then head straight to the Opera Bastille. This is a place where you can see some world-class performances which is as diverse as Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”. This is a fantastic destination for the fans of the operatic arts. The building is situated on the square where the first major revolt of the French Revolution (1789) took place. This structure stands proudly as a symbol of modern Paris.
It can be costly to watch a show here, but if you book in advance you can find some less expensive seats which are still very decent.
This classic and elegant structure stands on the Place de L’Opera. It was once home to the prestigious Paris Opera, and now holds the majestic National Ballet of France. The building itself is quite a sight to watch, with ornate details like the grandiose staircase that can be found in the hall. You can also see the magnificent ceiling fresco created by the painter Marc Chagall. This is a must-visit destination on your Paris tours for those love ballet.
Best Yearly Festivals in Paris for Jazz
Paris has a rich history in Jazz music to boast about. Renowned American jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, who have passed through this city, were able to leave their marks on the city.
Parisians still preserves the legacy of jazz music with high enthusiasm and energy. The numerous jazz festivals the city host remains as a proof for their craze in jazz. If you as are planning your Paris tours during the spring or summer season, you can witness a large number fantastic jazz festivals. These festivals are less expensive and a great pocket friendly option to visit.
The festivals attract talent from different parts of the world. You can see a large number of people flocking to this place during this period from all around the globe. The performances can range from a traditional version of jazz to more experimental ones incorporating different techniques and genres.
Rock en Seine Festival for Rock Music
If you are a hard core fan of rock, hip-hop and indie music then book your Paris flight tickets to midsummer, when Paris will be hosting the Rock en Seine festival. The festival is conducted annually at the western suburb of St-Cloud.
The festival which will last for three days attracts a lot of people from all across the world. This is a destination where you can enjoy the talents and performances of people, who are adepts in rock music, coming from different parts of the world. If you reserve in advance you can even pitch a tent and camp here to enjoy the festival to its fullest.
Fête de la Musique
Want to watch some incredible street performances? Then head to Paris on June 21st, the day in Paris when the prestigious Fête de la Musique festival takes place. You can find hundreds of people performing on the street on this day. There will a ton of indoor and outdoor performances conducted in different parts of the city that will be mostly free. This is among the festivals that create a great wave of enthusiasm throughout the city. Don’t miss this wonderful event, if you want to enjoy some great street performances.