cite-musiqueCité de la Musique [221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, +33 144874500] is located on the southern end of the Villette Park. The triangular shaped concert hall, designed by Christian de Portzamparc, is a non-elitist music hall that was opened in 1995. This experimental building features many international artistes and also functions as relaxation place, as it houses cafes and bookshops in the vicinity. The Cité de la Musique also houses the Musée de la Musique [+33 144844500 ad/ch €8/Free], which exhibits a collection a musical instruments and scale models from the past 400 years around the world. To display their sounds, the museum also has daily performances and an audio itinerary.