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Dive into the heart of history and travel back in time with family or friends through this exceptional experience offered by the City of History in Paris. Located at the gates of the capital, this unique place offers an unprecedented immersion into the great sagas of human adventure. Thanks to ultra-immersive technological shows and animations, both young and old will embark on an unforgettable historical journey.

Three main attractions await you:

  1. Immersive Journey - The Key to Centuries: Let yourself be guided through the major events that have shaped the history of France. Franck Ferrand will lead you through this 4-dimensional journey, providing a complete immersion into the French epic. This experience lasts for 40 minutes and is available continuously.

  2. 360° Ellipse - Hugo, the Man of Revolutions: Experience a perfect immersion alongside an iconic historical figure. Through a 360° videomapping on an ancient backdrop, you will be immersed in the life of a significant historical figure. A visual and auditory show written by Franck Ferrand awaits you in an arena. This experience lasts for 30 minutes and runs several times a day until October 21.

  3. Chronological Timeline - The Corridor of Time: Explore the secrets of humanity by traversing the corridors of time. A giant, digital, interactive chronological timeline will allow you to discover 400 major dates in world history. Use 26 touchscreens to display animated illustrations of selected dates. Plan for at least 1 hour for this experience.

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesday to Sunday, year-round
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


  • Metro: Line 1 - Exit 1 La Défense Grande Arche
  • RER: Line A - La Défense
  • Tram: T2 - La Défense
  • Transilien: L and U - La Défense
  • Parking: Westfield Les 4 Temps or CNIT
  • Location: Beneath the Grande Arche, 1, parvis de La Défense, 92800 Puteaux


  • Standard online rate: €23.99
  • Reduced online rate: €18.99
  • Group rate online (from 4 people): €18.99
  • School group rate (on request): Tuesday morning / Wednesday morning / Thursday morning: school rate €10, €15
  • Free for children under 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.

Beneficiaries of the reduced rate (upon presentation of an official ID):

  • Under 18
  • Students (upon presentation of a school ID or student card)
  • Job seekers and recipients of social benefits (upon presentation of supporting documents)
  • Holders of an annual or monthly Navigo pass (upon presentation of the Navigo card)
  • Visitors with disabilities and their companion (access details on our dedicated page)

The City of History is committed to making this experience accessible to all audiences. Don't miss this unique opportunity to delve into history and relive the great moments of our past. Reserve your tickets now and get ready for a memorable journey into the heart of humanity!


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Common questions

Where is the History City of Paris located?

The History City is located beneath the Grande Arche, 1 Parvis de La Défense, 92800 Puteaux.

What are the opening hours of the History City?

History City is open from Tuesday to Sunday, all year round. The hours vary: from Tuesday to Thursday, it's open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

How long does it take to visit the History City?

The duration of your visit depends on your interests and the experience you want to have. The main attractions vary in duration: the immersive journey takes about 40 minutes, Ellipse 360° around 30 minutes, and the chronological timeline requires at least 1 hour.

Can children visit the History City?

Yes, History City is suitable for a family audience. Children under 7 years old can enter for free, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Is it necessary to book in advance to visit the History City?

It is not mandatory to book in advance, but it is recommended, especially during peak periods, to secure your spot.

How to book tickets online?

You can book tickets online directly on our website.

Is there parking available nearby?

Yes, there are parking facilities nearby, such as Westfield Les 4 Temps and CNIT, where you can park your vehicle.

How to get to the History City by public transportation?

You can access the History City by metro (Line 1 - Exit 1 La Défense Grande Arche), by RER (Line A - La Défense), by tram (T2 - La Défense), or by Transilien (L and U - La Défense).

Are the attractions available in multiple languages?

The main attractions are generally in French, but we are working to make the experience accessible to an international audience. Additional information in different languages may be available in the future.

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