Paris Classical Concerts in Heavenly Settings:
Paris is a city that’s rich in beautiful and historical churches and cathedrals, many of which date back to medieval times. From the small Romanesque churches to the great Gothic cathedrals, many of these Paris churches are on the popular tourist trails.
Apart from their exquisite architecture, many of these churches possess very good acoustics, which make them ideal venues for organ recitals or classical music performances, something that many tourists probably aren’t aware of.
The following Paris churches are venues for regular classical music performances. You can book tickets online for 2016 and 2017 performances.
Note: If there are no current concerts available at a particular church, you will be directed to the Paris concerts home page.
|Paris Churches and Cathedrals|
|Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris |
Notre-Dame Cathedral has witnessed a lot of French history including the coronation of Henry VI in 1422 and Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804. This majestic Gothic Cathedral is famous for its organ recitals and sacred music concerts performed by world renowned choirs and musicians.
See what’s on at Notre-Dame Cathedral in 2016 and 2017 and book concerts online Here
|La Madeleine – Interior|
Unlike the many Romanesque and Gothic churches, La Madeleine is more like a Greek temple, with no bell tower or cross on the outside.
When La Madeleine was built, it was intended as a temple to honour the glory of Napoleon’s army.
Various orchestras and choirs perform classical music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Schubert, etc.
See what’s on at La Madeleine in 2016 and 2017 and book concerts online Here
Read more about La Madeleine here >
Saint Eustache is one of the most important churches in Paris with many significant historical events taking place here.
Apart from its historical heritage and splendid architecture, St. Eustache also has a world-wide reputation for its classical musical events.
See what’s on at St Eustache and book classical concerts online Here
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St. Chapelle is famous for its stained glass windows. This small chapel is a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic architecture and one of the most amazing visual experiences of Paris.
It is said that even in even in the Middle Ages, worshipers likened the church to “a gateway to heaven”.
See what’s on at St Chapelle in 2016 and 2017 and book classical concerts online Here
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This church was named after Germain, Bishop of Paris in the 6th century and one of the church’s administrators.The Romanesque tower and nave were rebuilt in the 9th century. Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the oldest churches in the capital and now regularly hosts classical music concerts.
See what’s on at Saint-Germain des Pres in 2016 and 2017 and book classical concerts online Here
|Eglise de l’Oratoire du Louvre|
Built in 1621, this church became the royal chapel of the Palais du Louvre under the reign of Louis XIII. When Napoleon conquered Paris, he placed the Eglise de l’Oratoire du Louvre at the disposal of the Protestant Church. Today this magnificent church belongs to the City of Paris.
See what’s on at Eglise de l’Oratoire du Louvre in 2016 and 2017 and you can book classical concerts online Here
|Eglise Saint Ephrem|
This Corinthian style Latin Quarter church was constructed in 1733. It was used by a variety of different faiths until the late 19th Century, when it became a centre for Catholic social movements. Saint Ephrem has outstanding acoustics and is a regular venue for classical music concerts. You’ll find a good range of performances at this church.
See what’s on at Eglise St Ephrem and book concerts online Here
|Eglise St Roch|
Situated in the 1st arrondissement, Eglise St Roch dates back to the days of young King Louis XIV in 1653. Its design is traditional medieval and its interior is not as ornate as other Paris churches, but St. Roch has artwork that are quite rare. Visitors can see paintings by J.B. Piere, Michel Anguier, Le Moyne, Falconet and others.
See what’s on at Eglise St. Roch and you can book classical performances online Here
|Église des Billettes|
In 1290, an act of sacrilege was committed when Jonathas cut a holy wafer and put it into boiling water. The water transformed into blood and spilled out into the road. Jonathas was burned alive. In 1294, Église des Billettes was erected as a chapel of atonement. The church subsequently became an important place of pilgrimage.
See what’s on at Eglise des Billettes and book concerts online Here