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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
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • 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
  • communication tools available at reception
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
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
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
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • 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
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • 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
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
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)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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