Girafe, there is no need to stretch your neck to enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower! One of the best items in the museum’s collection!

  1. What to see and do
  2. Gastronomy
  3. Restaurants
  4. Girafe


From the Romanesque to modernism, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine invites you on an exciting journey to discover the country’s major monuments, with the help of impressive models and mock-ups.

The museum itself boasts an outstanding setting: the Palais de Chaillot, an enormous Art Deco building that overlooks the Eiffel Tower. The institution’s restaurant fully shares this design spirit of the 1930s, thanks to the talent of renowned interior designer Joseph Dirand. Marble counters, large mirrors, cream-coloured bench seating, lush green plants: everything here is chic and cheeky! And of course, there is also the vast terrace with its 180° view over Paris’s most iconic structure.

And being so close to the Seine, it’s not surprising that the cuisine has a maritime feel, featuring skilfully prepared specialities from the sea, such as roasted langoustines with lemongrass and ginger. The perfect place to dive back into the mythical Paris of the Roaring Twenties!

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Community facilities

Access and contact

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

Days and opening hours

All year round, daily between 12 pm and 8.30 pm.



Spoken languages

  • French
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  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

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

  • Copyright image:
  • Adrien Dirand