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?
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris