The author of the Parisian Cite de la Musique («City of Music”) is the architect Christian de Portzamparc. The complex is located in the heart of the city in the park La Villette. “City of Music” is the international center dedicated to the musical theme. It contains the information about a large number of artists from the world around and their arts. The Center actively collaborates with the concert halls of Europe, so here you can always learn their history, get the information about past and upcoming performances. Among other things Cite de la Musique supports young talents in the music world and organizes the numerous exhibitions with the world-known museums.
Ensemble Intercontemporain of the center is dedicated to the music of the twentieth century, and here you will learn a lot of interesting information about the most important musicians of our time. In general, the “City of Music” is actively cooperating with such agencies as the Paris Conservatory, «City of Science», Grande Halle La Villette. Thanks to this the visitors of the center can often see “live” master-classes of the real professionals.
Cite de la Musique is a place where everything is organized in such a way that guests feel themselves comfortably and wonderfully spending their time here. In addition to numerous exhibitions you can enjoy the wonderful charm of a green park, ideal for relaxing before or after the musical performances.
Speaking on the history of this place, we should say that Cite de la Musique was opened in 1995, under the auspices of the former French President Francois Mitterrand, as a grave educational center for children and adults. The main mission of the center is to promote musical culture among the French and guests of the country. Also it should be recognized that each of us will find in Cite de la Musique something interesting, because the music is connected with all of us.
Cite de la Musique is located in the north-eastern part of Paris and you can get to it either by car or any public transport.