Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.

Institut du monde arabe

Discover the Arab World Institute (IMA), the Parisian cultural institute dedicated to the Arab world, a real bridge between East and West.
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Description

Opened in 1987, in the heart of historic Paris, in the 5th arrondissement, the Arab World Institute quickly became part of the very dense cultural fabric of the capital. Created by a collective of architects (Jean Nouvel, Gilbert Lezenes, Pierre Soria and Architecture Studio), the Arab World Institute is a unique place for the modernity of its architecture. The building constitutes an allegorical synthesis between Eastern and Western architectural concepts. You can thus discover a whole series of architectural elements from the oriental tradition here reinterpreted: moucharabiehs of the façade, ryad (inner courtyard) and ziggurat of the book tower. The Arab World Institute, which has had an Arab-Muslim art museum, a library, an auditorium and a bookshop since its inception, has year after year been able to offer its public a very diversified programme, covering all fields of art and culture in the Arab world - music, cinema, dance, plastic arts, photography and activities for young audiences… Arabic language and civilization courses are also offered.

Gourmet break

Extend your discovery of the Arab world by tasting a gourmet tea, during a quick break during your visit or in the gastronomic restaurant on the 9th floor, Ziryab, with its exceptional view over the Seine and the roofs of Paris…

TOP TIP: the admission ticket to the museum's permanent collections is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

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Access and contact

1, RUE FOSSÉS ST-BERNARD
Place Mohammed V1, RUE FOSSÉS ST-BERNARD
75005 PARIS 05

Metro Line 7, station Jussieu (and line 10) and Sully Morland Bus lines : 24, 63, 67, 86, 87 and 89

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. 10:00-19:00 on weekend ans public holidays. Cash register closing : 45 minutes before.

Prices

  • Adult: 8 € Job seeker: 6 € Group adults: 6 € (Groupe of friends from 6 persons). Free entry for mountain guides, teachers, disabled people. Group rate available for > 6 people. Price for European Union non European Union citizens : 4€ Free for European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory.

Facility

  • Lift
  • Auditorium
  • Toilets
  • Air conditioning
  • Exhibition space
  • Book shop
  • Media library
  • Restaurant
  • Parking

Services

  • Restaurant

Activities

  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Shows
  • Handicrafts workshops

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arab

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arab

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • Arab

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arab

Single mean time tour

75 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

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