Citéco - Cité de l'Economie
A stone’s throw from Parc Monceau, discover the Hôtel Gaillard, a real masterpiece of neo-Renaissance architecture and a listed historical monument. In this beautiful 19th-century bourgeois dwelling, which became a branch of the Banque de France in the early 20th century, you can learn all about economics.
The permanent exhibition, which spans more than 2,400 m2, offers a fun and educational approach to economic concepts, mechanisms and challenges. From major economic themes, to regulations, to trade and markets, the whole of the economy is dealt with here in a way accessible even to the youngest visitors.
Through information boards, educational videos, role plays and other highly interactive exhibits, Citéco explains how money is produced, how maritime trade developed and more.
In the vault
The old bank vault is worth the visit on its own. Picture a heavy armoured door, surrounded by a moat that used to be filled with water, thick concrete walls… The most secret and, in days gone by, the most closely guarded part of the building. Today, it is home to a host of numismatic treasures: gold, old currencies, coins, notes and production machines. A treat for the eyes!
Cultural events at Citéco
This new Parisian cultural institution offers a packed cultural programme of temporary exhibitions, encounters, talks, workshops, screenings and live shows. Plenty of dates for your diary!
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Saturday, until 7pm. Online booking is preferred.
- Full price: 12 € Child: 6 €.
Free entry for children < 6 years.