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The Conservatoire de Paris (Paris Conservatoire) is a music conservatory where students can study dance, drama and music. It has now been split into two "Conservatoires". One is for Acting, Theatre and Drama and is called the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique (CNSAD). It is in the old building in the centre of Paris. The other is called Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. It is farther from the centre of the city. This is where Music and Dance are taught.

The Paris Conservatoire has been famous for music since it was formed in 1795. Nearly all famous French composers and performing musicians studied there, and many young musicians came from abroad to study. It was, and still is, one of the best places to study music in the world.

The old Conservatoire building (until 1911), now the building which houses the CNSAD. It is now called the Théâtre du Conservatoire because there are often public performances by the Conservatory students.

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