La Seine Musicale

Top choice concert venue in Paris

A landmark addition to Paris' cultural offerings, La Seine Musicale opened on the Seine island of Île Seguin in 2017. Constructed of steel and glass, the egg-shaped auditorium has a capacity of 1150, while the larger, modular concrete hall accommodates 6000. Ballets, musicals and concerts from classical to rock are all staged here, alongside exhibitions.

Outside are amphitheatres, while up above is a panoramic rooftop garden with landscaped lawns. There's an excellent cafe, riverside restaurant and bar on the premises.

It's the first of several arts venues including a contemporary art museum planned as part of the Île Seguin's transformation from a Renault factory to a cultural island.