Cultural Centre in Louvre & Les Halles

La Place

The overhaul of the vast shopping mall Forum des Halles saw the launch of Paris' inaugural hip-hop cultural centre under its custard-yellow glass canopy, with a 400-capacity concert hall, a 100-capacity broadcast st…
Theatre in Louvre & Les Halles

Comédie Française

Founded in 1680 under Louis XIV, this state-run theatre bases its repertoire on the works of classic French playwrights. The theatre has its roots in an earlier company directed by Molière at the Palais Royal.
Cinema in Louvre & Les Halles

Le Grand Rex

Blockbuster screenings and concerts aside, this 1932 art deco cinematic icon runs 50-minute behind-the-scenes tours (English soundtracks available) during which visitors – tracked by a sensor slung around their neck…
Cinema in Louvre & Les Halles

Forum des Images

A five-screen cinema showing films set in Paris is the centrepiece of the city’s film archive. Created in 1988 to establish an audiovisual archive of the city, and renovated in dramatic shades of pink, grey and blac…
Classical Music in Louvre & Les Halles

Louvre Auditorium

Excellent classical-music concerts are staged several times a week at the Louvre Auditorium (off the main entrance hall). Don't miss the Thursday lunchtime concerts featuring emerging composers and musicians, which …
Live Music in Louvre & Les Halles

Sunset & Sunside

There are two venues in one at this well-respected club, which hosts electric jazz, fusion and occasional salsa at Sunset, in the vaulted cellar, and acoustics and concerts on the ground floor at Sunside.
Live Music in Louvre & Les Halles

Le Baiser Salé

Known for its Afro and Latin jazz, and jazz fusion concerts, the Salty Kiss combines big names and unknown artists. The place has a relaxed vibe, with sets usually starting at 7.30pm or 9.30pm.
Dance in Louvre & Les Halles

Théâtre de la Ville

It hosts theatre and music too, but this venue is best known for its contemporary dance productions. It's closed for renovations until mid-2018.
Classical Music in Louvre & Les Halles

Théâtre du Châtelet

This venue for concerts, operas, musicals, theatre and ballet is set to reopen after renovations in late 2019.
Opera in Louvre & Les Halles

Opéra Comique

This century-old hall (renovated in 2016) has premiered many important French operas and continues to host classic and less-known works.