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Cinema

Festival Paris Cinema

The Festival Paris Cinéma is one of France’s most well known festivals dedicated to the cinematic art form. Founed in 2003, it is now held annually in July, and features both French and international films.
www.pariscinema.org

Paris Independent Film Festival

The Independent Film Festival is an annual film festival showcases international independent filmmakers. It features a competition and awards with a special emphasis on films that have no distribution. The Culture Trip named it as one of “7 great Paris Film Events” and is held each November.
www.filmfestival.paris

La Cinematheque Francaise

Cinémathèque Française is a French film organization that holds one of the largest archives of film documents and film-related objects in the world. Its archive offers daily screenings of worldwide films, and is a must-stop for French film buffs.
www.cinematheque.fr

Open Air Film Festival

Relax on the green lawns of the Parc de la Villette, in the 19th district in the north east of Paris; while taking in dusk screenings of the Open Air Cinema Festival (Cinéma en plein air).
www.lavillette.com

Cinema du Pantheon

The Cinéma du Panthéon is a movie theater in Paris, which has now been in operation for over 100 years. Opened in 1907, on the site of a gymnasium next to the Sorbonne, the Cinéma du Panthéon’s single screen has been in daily service ever since. For those who want to take in a film, while taking in a slice of Parisian architectural history, this is the perfect spot.

Le Champo

Le Champo is Paris’s premiere arthouse cinema, located the Latin Quarter of the city. It is notable for being a favorite haunt for important figures in French cinema history, like Jean Luc Goddard Situated on the corner of Rue des Écoles and Rue Champollion, the single-screen cinema opened in 1938, replacing a bookshop.

Theater

Palais Garnier

The Palais Garnier is undoubtedly one of the most famous opera houses in the world, just as much a symbol of Paris like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, or the Sacré Coeur Basilica. It served as the partial setting for “The Phantom of the Opera” and, as such the novel’s subsequent adaptations in films and the popular 1986 musical, have made this contemporary house for dance and ballet one of Paris’s most iconic buildings. Note: tickets can be purchased cheaply at the box office in person, rather than online.

Comedie – Francaise

The Comédie-Française is one of the few state theatres in France and is considered one of oldest still-active theatres in the world. It is the only state theatre to have its own troupe of actors, it’s venue is the Salle Richelieu, which is a part of the Palais-Royal complex, located at on the rue de Richelieu on the Place André-Malraux in the 1st Arrondissement.

Theatre du Chatelet

The Théâtre du Châtelet is a theatre and opera house, located in the place du Châtelet in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, and is one of two theatres (the other being the Théâtre de la Ville) built on the site of a châtelet, a small castle designed by Gabriel Davioud at the request of Baron Haussmann between 1860 and 1862.
www.chatelet-theatre.com

Theatre Edouard VII

Édouard VII is located in between the Madeleine and the Opéra Garnier in the 9th arrondissement. The square, in which there is a statue of King Edward is located, was opened in 1911. The theatre, which was originally a cinema, was named in the honour of King Edward, as he was nicknamed the “most Parisian of all Kings,” know for an appreciation of all things French culture.

Music

Opera Bastille

The Opéra Bastille is a modern opera house in Paris, inaugurated in 1989 as part of President François Mitterrand’s “Grands Travaux,” designed by Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott and located at the Place de la Bastille. The building became the home of the Paris National Opera, France’s principal opera company, alongside the older Palais Garnier; and where today most opera performances are shown. The venue also hosts weekly symphony concerts, while Palais Garnier presents a mix of opera and ballet performances.

www.operadeparis.fr

 

Philharmonie de Paris

The Philharmonie de Paris is one of Paris’s most imminent cultural institutions. It contains spaces dedicated to the art form of music, including concert halls, exhibition spaces, rehearsal rooms, educational services, a fantastic restaurant and a cute bar. The main buildings are all located in the Parc de la Villette at the northeastern edge of Paris in the 19th arrondissement.
Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019

 

Cite de Musique

The Cité de la Musique, also known as the City of Music, is a group of institutions dedicated to music and situated in the Parc de la Villette in 19th Arrondissement of Paris. It was designed with the nearby Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) by the architect Christian de Portzamparc. Together with the Musée de la Musique , it features a collection of over 8,00 items, comprising over musical instruments, and thousands of instrument element including hundreds of pieces of art collected by the Conservatoire de Paris since 1793.

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