Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

Dive into the fascinating history of architecture at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, located just opposite the Eiffel Tower, and discover how it both influences and reflects our societies.
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Description

On the Place du Trocadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine takes up an entire wing of the Art Deco Palais de Chaillot. Here, you can explore 1,000 years of the built environment and follow a fascinating, condensed itinerary that explores the importance of urbanism and architecture and its impact on how we live.

Understanding architecture

In the Galerie des Moulages on the ground floor, thousands of casts and models give a sense of architecture’s vast scope. Entire sections from landmark buildings are on display – including cathedrals from Paris and Amiens, the Arc de triomphe and fortified castles. Original documents, videos and multimedia stands all complement the visit and add to the learning experience.

Upstairs, the gallery of modern and contemporary architecture presents the work of the greatest French architects since 1850. Here, you can discover one of Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse apartments or the never-realised Endless Tower, conceived by Jean Nouvel, which would have been the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Temporary exhibitions bring an expert insight into architecture’s history and modern challenges. And don’t hesitate to bring all the family: special fun trails are organised for children, where they’re allowed to touch everything!

TOP TIP: the admission ticket to the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

Community facilities

Access and contact

Palais de Chaillot
1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
75016 Paris 16ème

Metro Trocadéro (lines 6 et 9) Bus (22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82) Batobus (Tour Eiffel) Opentour, Cars rouges (Trocadéro)

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Closing tile cashier at 18:20 (thursday at 20:20) Evacuation 15 minutes before closure. Night time on thursday untill 21:00.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Auditorium
  • Toilets
  • Book shop

Services

  • Shop

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition

Tour

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Documentation languages (home)

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Chinese

Single mean time tour

90 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Until 03/16/2020
from 10€70
OTTO WAGNER
Exhibition - Otto Wagner. The Master of Viennese Art Nouveau
CITE DE L'ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE
Until 03/16/2020
from 10€70
TRESORS DE L&%2523039;ALBERTINA
Exhibition - The Treasures of the Albertina
CITE DE L'ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE
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Access

Pratical informations

Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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