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Temporary Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition & Permanent Collections

Temporary Exhibition & Permanent Collections
  • Access to all temporary exhibitions
  • Access to the permanent collections

Current Exhibition
Metro! Greater Paris in Motion: From November 8, 2023, to June 2, 2024


Permanent Collections

Permanent Collections

Permanent Collections
  • Access to the permanent collections
  • Access to the following temporary exhibitions:

July 31, 2023, to June 1, 2024: Notre-Dame de Paris, from builders to restorers
February 14, 2023, to June 2, 2024: Pau Andreu
March 19, 2024, to September 16, 2024: Mini maousse 9
March 19, 2024, to September 16, 2024: Once upon a time in the stadiums


What to expect

Architecture and Heritage City: A Journey Through Centuries of Architecture

Opening Hours and Access

The Architecture and Heritage City welcomes you every day, except Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy evening hours until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Make sure to plan your visit in advance, as the last entry is 40 minutes before closing time. Note that the City is closed on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th, and December 25th, and closes at 5 p.m. on December 24th and 31st. You can easily access it by metro, bus, or Batobus, with nearby parking facilities.

Discovering the Architecture and Heritage City

The City, Witness to Architectural Heritage

The Architecture and Heritage City is one of the leading and oldest museums dedicated to architecture and monumental heritage. From its establishment in 1882 as a museum of Comparative Sculpture to its integration into the Architecture and Heritage City in 2004, it has become a vital contributor to the dissemination of architectural culture.

A Multifaceted Place for Education and Awareness

The City's mission is to impart knowledge, support architectural quality, safeguard our built heritage, and foster creativity and innovation. It provides a narrative of architectural history, from the medieval era to the present day, exploring how major structures were built and for whom. The museum caters to all audiences, from experts to novices, offering comprehensive or specific approaches to housing, public buildings, techniques, architectural players, and urban planning.

Your Visit to the City

Permanent Collections and Temporary Exhibitions

Explore the fascinating permanent collections of the Architecture and Heritage City, offering a comprehensive understanding of architecture and territorial development across the centuries. Immerse yourself in the architectural history of France and grasp the organization and aspirations of society through time.

In addition to the permanent collections, take advantage of captivating temporary exhibitions that continually enhance the visitor experience. Discover various themes highlighting contemporary architecture, urban issues, and many other exciting subjects.

Exhibitions 2024-2025 at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

31-07-23 > 01-06-24: Notre-Dame de Paris, from Builders to Restorers
The exhibition "Notre-Dame de Paris, from Builders to Restorers" offers a unique opportunity at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine to rediscover the history of the cathedral, from its construction to today's restoration project. It recounts the 2019 fire, the global donor mobilization, and the restoration project faithful to the original materials. The exhibition highlights the incredible human endeavor involving artisans, architects, and researchers, as well as the heritage techniques used to breathe life back into this iconic monument.

08-11-23 > 02-06-24: Métro! Greater Paris in Motion
The unique exhibition, presented by the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in collaboration with the Société du Grand Paris, explores the metro, its history, and its influence on urban development.

14-02-23 > 02-06-24: Pau Andreu
19-03-24 > 16-09-24: Mini maousse 9
19-03-24 > 16-09-24: Once Upon a Time in the Stadiums

Discover the best ongoing and upcoming exhibitions in Paris.

Practical Information

Rates and Free Admission

To enjoy the Architecture and Heritage City, choose from different pricing options:

  • Permanent Collections: €9
  • Temporary Exhibitions & Permanent Collections: €12

Free admission is available to various groups, including those under 25 from the EU, holders of the Education Pass, the Paris Museum Pass, Sentinelle operation military personnel, and many others. On the first Sunday of each month, entry is free for everyone.

Cloakrooms and Security Measures

Take advantage of the freely accessible cloakrooms equipped with code lockers to securely store your belongings. However, note that only personal items such as helmets and umbrellas are allowed. Suitcases, skateboards, scooters, and water bottles are not accepted. Only transparent water bottles of less than 50 cl are allowed.

Refreshments and Restaurant

Enjoy a well-deserved break at the Architecture and Heritage City Kiosk. Savor a refreshing or hot beverage while exploring self-guided books and activities for both kids and adults. For a more comprehensive culinary experience, visit the Giraffe restaurant, where you can enjoy a meal in an exceptional setting.

Plan your visit today and embark on a unique journey through centuries of architecture at the Architecture and Heritage City in Paris!


Group quotation

Are you planning an event for a group of more than 10 people?

For a private booking, a meeting or a party with friends, send us your detailed request. An expert from Come to Paris will send you a personal reply within 2 working days.


1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75116 Paris
Parking lot
Passy, 2 Rue Claude Chahu - 75016 Paris
Public transportation

Common questions

Where is the City of Architecture and Heritage located?

The City of Architecture and Heritage is situated at 1, Place du Trocadéro and 11 November, 75116 Paris.

What are the opening hours of the City of Architecture and Heritage?

The City is open every day except Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, it also offers an evening opening until 9 p.m. The last entry is 40 minutes before closing.

How can I get there using public transportation?

You can take metro line 9 and get off at the Iéna or Trocadéro stop, or take line 6 and get off at the Trocadéro stop. Several bus lines, including lines 22, 30, 32, and 63, also have stops nearby.

Are there parking options for visitors coming by car?

Yes, there are several parking facilities nearby, such as Kléber Parking, Garage Moderne, and Vinci Passy.

What exhibitions are currently available?

The City of Architecture and Heritage offers regularly changing temporary exhibitions in addition to its fascinating permanent collections. Currently, explore the wonderful exhibition "Notre-Dame de Paris: From Builders to Restorers" until June 2, 2024.

What are the entrance fees?

The entrance fees are €9 for permanent collections and €12 for temporary exhibitions combined with permanent collections. Some categories are eligible for free admission.

Who can benefit from free admission?

Individuals under 25 from the EU, holders of the Education Pass, Paris Museum Pass, soldiers from Operation Sentinelle, and other categories can enjoy free entry.

Is there an audio guide?

Yes, you can reserve the "Architectural Treasures" audio guide, which allows you to discover the masterpieces of the permanent collections.

What services are available for visitors?

The City provides free-access cloakrooms with coded lockers to securely store your personal belongings.

Why should I visit the City of Architecture and Heritage?

The City is an essential place to explore the history of French architecture, understand its evolution, and delve into urban planning issues throughout the centuries.

Are there group discounts?

Yes, groups of 10 or more paying individuals can benefit from reduced rates.

What activities can be done around the City?

The surroundings offer numerous attractions, such as the Museum of Man, the Eiffel Tower, the Aquarium of Paris, and Seine River cruises, notably with Bateaux Parisiens company at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Can I combine the visit to the City with other Parisian museums?

Yes, you can take advantage of your visit to explore other Parisian museums due to the proximity of public transportation.

How can I book tickets online?

To book your tickets online, go to and follow the instructions to select your entry options.

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