Architecture and Heritage City Tickets and Reservations
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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 2023-2024 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
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!
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