Whether enjoying a symphony being played by the Orchestra De Paris or simply having a family day out with events tailored for children, many visitors to the Philharmonie De Paris will no doubt admire the new Philharmonie 1, which opened in January and now comprises one of two adjacent buildings which make up one of the most significant cultural complexes in Paris.

Designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel and featuring a 2,400-seat auditorium, several rehearsal rooms, and spaces reserved for learning activities and temporary exhibitions, the new building has ‘innovative architecture which blends into the Parc de la Villette, on the edge of Paris and in the heart of a speedily evolving…