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La Tête dans les Olives

5 Unmissable Hidden Gems in Paris

La tête dans les olives – An Evening to Remember I have the good fortune to get to Paris a few times a year and if it’s not August, I’m plotting to get an evening...
Easter festival in Aix-en-Provence

Music Concerts in Provence: The Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence

The pedigree of an international music festival is generally measured in decades, but the young Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, now in its 4th edition, is already establishing itself as a leading classical conclave....
Le Balcon, Paris

Le Balcon: The Restaurant at the Philharmonie de Paris

Whatever you think of Jean Nouvel’s science fiction-inspired architecture, the recently-opened, €1-billion Philharmonie de Paris in the 19th arrondissement’s Villette quartier has completely changed the geography of the city for music-lovers. Now that the much...

Charles Aznavour, “France’s Frank Sinatra,” at the Palais des Sports

At the age of 91, with the recent release of his 51st album, Encores, French-Armenian singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour is showing no signs of slowing down. To coincide with his latest opus, the godfather of...

Philharmonie de Paris: The City’s New Concert & Exhibition Space

France Today attended the grand inauguration of the Jean Nouvel-designed venue.

Evenings Out in Paris: Jazz at the Philharmonie

A special night at the city's sleek new music hall.
West Side Story

What’s On in Paris: West Side Story Ciné-Concert

Ciné-concerts, featuring a live performance of a movie’s score while it’s playing on the big screen, are currently riding a wave of popularity in Paris, with Lord of the Rings, Billy Elliot and Gladiator...

What’s on in Paris: The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the world's top orchestras arrives in the City of Light.

Don Giovanni: Open-Air Opera in Paris

Summer is well and truly here so make the most of it with a memorable evening of opera under the stars. A sumptuous production of Don Giovanni, as part of the annual Opéra en...