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?
Metro 2 :
RER A :
Charles de Gaulle - Etoile
Bus 30, 31, 43, 93
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