Now linked with the Cité de la Musique on the northeast edge of the city, the Salle Pleyel, just a minute from the Champs Elysées, is now home to both the Paris Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.
Named after the French piano manufacturer, it's the only theatre hall in Paris built specifically for symphonic music, and is bigger than similar spaces such as the Sale Gaveau or the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
Finished in 1927, the building has undergone many renovations and alterations - with varying degrees of success - and can now seat 1,700 people in its main auditorium (whereas initially there were seats for 3,000!).
The foyer has also been restored to its art déco splendour, and a studio installed in the basement, serving for radio broadcasts of certain concerts.
The Salle Pleyel is rumoured to have the best acoustics of any classical music space in Europe. Perhaps you'll tell us if that's true?
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Rejoice, Warhol and Lichtenstein's fans! Here's your opportunity to appreciate the work of these and other classic American pop artists.
The renowned Musee Maillol of Paris, France, is displaying the "Pop Art - Icons That Matter" exhibit in a showcase that takes place from now until January 21st, 2018.
These pieces will highlight the wit, whimsy, and cultural revolutions of the U.S. during the 60's and 70's, which makes it a prime opportunity for visitors to engage with the culture and values of both of these pivotal decades, with the focus on American consumerism.
Indeed, there was a sharp difference the budding trend of abstract expressionism and the "pop" art style -- an approach that offered a unique perspective on everyday American objects and concepts.
Although this collection of classics from respected artists of both decades is both dazzling and bold, bear in mind that irony and sarcasm are ultimately the driving force behind these famous pieces.