Monnaie de Paris

Monnaie de Paris

Located opposite the Louvre on the banks of the Seine, this elegant, neoclassical structure comprises a multitude of enticing propositions, across contemporary art shows, workshops, a boutique and a three-star restaurant...
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Description

The Paris Mint has undergone a major renovation. Today this venerable institution, housed in an immense building completed in 1775, is on its way to becoming one of the key cultural destinations in Paris. Temporary exhibits dedicated to some of the greatest stars in contemporary art have showcased work, for example, by Bertrand Lavier, Paul McCarthy, Daniel Buren and Maurizio Cattelan.

A success due in part, perhaps, to its resplendent setting. Between the monumental staircase and the succession of rooms adorned with elegant woodwork and mirrors, art gets a royal reception here.

Coins and cuisine

In parallel to its curated program of events, France’s oldest institution - founded in 864 and housed inside the Hôtel de Conti since the 18th century - continues to fulfil its initial mission: minting coins. Though official coinage of currency has taken place in Pessac since 1973, the Parisian workshops continue turning out commemorative, collectable coins available for sale in the boutique. A tour of the workshops shares all their artisanal manufacturing secrets, while highlighting French heritage and craftsmanship.

Finally, the Monnaie de Paris offers you two lovely gastronomic parentheses. The great chef Guy Savoy has indeed transferred his eponymous three-star restaurant to the magnificent rooms on the first floor of the west wing, redesigned by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. The brand new café frappé by Bloom offers you a lighter gourmet break with a la carte, products grown by local farmers. Excellence always!

Community facilities

Access and contact

11 quai de Conti
75006 Paris 6ème

    Pont Neuf metro (line 7), Odéon (lines 4 and 10), Saint Michel (line 10)

    RER Châtelet (RER A and B), Saint Michel (RER B and C)

    BUS Lines 24, 27. Stop: Quai des Grands Augustins - Lines 58, 70. Stop: Pont Neuf

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Night time on wednesday untill 9pm.

    Tour

    Spoken languages

    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • Japanese

    Documentation languages (home)

    • English
    • French

    Bulletin board languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
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    Accessibility

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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
    • adapted access control to the car park
    • 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
    • revolving entrance door
    • automatic entrance door
    • manual entrance door
    Information
    • accessible information plates
    • all documentation graspable
    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
    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
    • children's visit booklets/games
    • pushchairs accepted for the tour
    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
    Ascenseur
    • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
    Visite
    • Legible information plates
    • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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