Swan Lake at Palais des Congrès

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Palais des Congrès

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Palais des Congrès
2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris
Capacity 3700 seats


2 h 15 min

With intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Swan Lake at Palais des Congrès

Even amongst the least initiated theatre-goers, Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballets in the classical repertoire. Set against Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognisable score, every aspect of this stunning piece has rendered it iconic and immediately identifiable, from the immaculate staging to the costume design. Now, the Palais des Congrès welcomes this timeless ballet onto its stage to be discovered or revisited by audiences in Paris. Incorporating the contemporary direction of choreographer Marius Petipa, behold a poetic and enchanting vision for all the family to enjoy and revel in.

Story: Swan Lake at Palais des Congrès

A tale that has been passed down through the ages, having been subject to hundreds of retellings and adaptations, now sparkles upon the stage of the Palais des Congrès in its original form. Swan Lake tells the story of a young woman, Odette, afflicted with a terrible curse that transforms her into a swan by day. It is only when a young prince happens across her on a hunting trip that she gains hope that, upon finding true love, she will be free from the tyranny of the sorcerer Rothbart and achieve true freedom. However, the course of true love never did run smooth…


A romantic story, injected with punches of tragedy, yearning, and ultimate deliverance, are brought to life through the delicate and intimate artistry of some of the best contemporary talents in ballet. A treat for the eyes and ears awaits you at the Palais des Congrés in Paris!


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Palais des Congrès

2 place de la Porte Maillot - 75017 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Palais des Congrès

Just a stone's throw from the Champs-Élysées, the Palais des Congrès is a venue that has played host to many incredible shows over the years.
Bob Dylan, Donna Summer, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Cliff Richard and the Shadows, Alicia Keys, and David Copperfield are just some of the famous faces that have graced its fabled stage. Since its inauguration in 1974, it has become a must-see destination in Paris for cultural and artistic events.


One of the more memorable performances to take place at the Palais des Congrès is undoubtedly the musical Notre Dame de Paris. This epic musical, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, was first presented on the Palais stage in September 1998. Since its rip-roaring premiere, it has enjoyed worldwide success, having been performed in many countries and translated into a variety of languages.


Fast facts
Capacity: 3700
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: Yes
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to the Palais des Congrès in the 17th arrondissement of Paris?

The Palais des Congrès is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Palais des Congrès is accessible by the Metro line 1, which runs until the station Porte Maillot.
RER subway lines:The Palais des Congrès is accessible by taking the RER C, which runs until the station Neuilly - Porte Maillot.
Bus lines: The Palais des Congrès is accessible by the bus lines 43, 73, 82, and 244, which run until the station Porte Maillot. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Palais des Congrès?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of Swan Lake, and present your voucher at the front desk. The Palais des Congrès’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does the ballet, Swan Lake, last?

Swan Lake at Palais des Congrès lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an intermission.

Can I take photos during the performance of Swan Lake?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of Swan Lake. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Palais des Congrès as a souvenir of your trip to the theatre!

Is Swan Lake accessible for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Palais des Congrès welcomes spectators from all over the world. Dance is a universal language that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of your language. What's more, Swan Lake is THE most famous ballet in the world - it is therefore accessible to anyone from any corner of the globe!

Does the Palais des Congrès have a specific dress code?

There is no specific dress code, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Palais des Congrès?

At the Palais des Congrès, you are welcome to leave your belongings in the cloakroom for a fee; this cloakroom is located in the hall between the odd and even doors. Travel bags and suitcases are not permitted.

Is tipping customary at the Palais des Congrès in Paris?

Ushers at the Palais des Congrès do not accept tips.
Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into Swan Lake?

In the event of a delay, spectators will have access to the auditorium, but seating is not guaranteed for the entire performance. Even during the intermission, it may not be possible to return to your original seat, therefore, it’s best to avoid being late!

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.