Paris is a city of marvelous sights and artistic delights. It has several delightful features that will attract every art lover, which means you are in for a real treat in Paris if you are a passionate music lover. There are several places in the French capital city that you can visit after your Louvre guided tour, which will feed the music-hungry soul of yours with excitement and passion. Below are some of those major musical attractions of Paris.
The Paris Philharmonic
The Paris Philharmonic is a new entrant into Paris’ musical scene but it has all the attributes that make for a great place that satisfies music lovers of all kinds. Located in the 19th arrondissement, it offers a variety of programs including rock, world music, baroque, and classical. You can also visit the adjoining museum, or enjoy spectacular views of the city from the attractive panoramic terrace.
If you are a fan of Operatic arts, the Bastille Opera is the place you must visit during your Paris private tours. This place hosts world-class shows including Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. In addition, this place is located at the same spot where the first major revolt of the 1789 French Revolution took place. The place stands as a symbol of the ultra-modern Paris, with its elegant glass and concrete structure.
The Opera Garnier serves as the home of the prestigious National Ballet of France. Situated in the Grands Boulevards district in Paris, this place stages numerous ballet performances to delight your artistic senses. Make sure to visit the building that has exquisite details such as a grand staircase in the hall. A notable feature in the hall is the famous painter Marc Chagall’s fresco that is hung on the ceiling. It is close to the city’s heart too and easily accessible after a Louvre guided tour.
Apart from the above 3 musical destinations to stop by, also make sure to check out the jazz festivals in Paris. A city once graced by famous jazz musicians like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington, Paris still retains some of their legacies with its jazz festivals. There are jazz events that take place from time to time in the City of Lights, but the best time to catch one would be during the summer and spring months.
You can also enjoy the vibrant street music fests here. For one, the Fête de la Musique hosts a colorful music festival every year in June. This entails performances by various artists in the field; the event takes the city by storm and is definitely worth a visit on your Paris tours.