Located at the southern entrance to the Parc de la Villette near the Grande Halle de la Villette, the Cité de la Musique de Paris is an internationally renowned music venue. Opened in 1995, it includes a 1000-seater concert hall designed for the performance of all types of music, a Museum of Music whose permanent collection tells the story of four centuries of Western music, in addition to a media library with more than 100,000 documents. An architectural attraction in its own right, produced by Christian de Portzamparc, the Cité de la Musique proposes around 250 concerts per year and numerous temporary exhibitions. For more information : www.citedelamusique.fr
Are you travelling in by car to visit the Cité de la Musique ? Or maybe you’re planning to attend one of the events held there ? Don’t forget that you can reserve your parking space in advance via ParkingsdeParis.com website. The Parc de la Villette and its various cultural spots attract many people. Car parks located nearby are full very quickly most of the time and surrounding roads can get jammed easily. To avoid traffic and the stress of having to enter Paris if you are arriving by way of the Ring road, we advise you use park-and-ride packages : park your car in a cheaper car park at the Paris Ring Road's exit and reach the Cité de la Musique more easily by riding the public transport.
ParkingsdeParis.com recommends the Stalingrad car park. Easily accessible from the Porte de la Villette or the Porte de Pantin, this car park is just a 5-minute walk from the Stalingrad Metro station. Take Metro line 5 (orange) in the direction of Bobigny Pablo Picasso, which will take you to the Porte de Pantin Metro station in just 5 minutes. Or the Riquet car park, which is a 5-minute walk from the Riquet Metro station. Take line 7 in the direction of La Courneuve. It will take you to the Porte de la Villette Metro station in 5 minutes.
You can also use the Porte des Lilas car park. As its name suggests, this car park is located close to the Porte des Lilas. Park up and then walk to the Porte des Lilas Tram station by taking Avenue de la Porte des Lilas (you should allow around 5 minutes on foot from the car park). Take Tram T3b in the direction of Porte de la Chapelle. This will drop you off in 5 minutes at the Porte de Pantin Tram station.
The Porte de Pantin Metro and Tram station is located at the southern entrance to the Parc de la Villette, just in front of the Cité de la Musique !
Attention : The last Tram in the direction of Porte des Lilas on the T3b line is at 0h44 from Monday to Thursday and on Sundays and bank holidays, and at 1h44 on Fridays and Saturdays. The last Metro train in the direction of Stalingrad on line 5 is at 00h50 from Monday to Thursday and on Sundays and bank holidays and at 1h50 on Fridays and Saturdays.