Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration Member

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


The Palais de la Porte Dorée (in the 12th arrondissement) is a classed historical monument, built for the Colonial Exposition of 1931. A symbol of the art deco style, it has housed a tropical aquarium since its creation and, since 2007, the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, which takes a fresh look at the history of France by showing the part that was played by immigrants in economical development, social evolution, and the cultural activities of the country.
The permanent exhibition, Repères, is available as an open visit with a free audio guide provided that allows you to follow an itinerary that brings together personal accounts of migrants, report extracts, and old and new works of art.

Architectural style

  • 1930
  • Art déco


  • Aquarium
  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Auditorium
  • Bibliothèque
  • Ethnographie
  • Histoire
  • Instruments et objets d'art
  • Objets d'art
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Photographie
  • Plantes tropicales
  • Salles (autres)
  • Salles de réception
  • Spectacle vivant

Epoque des collections

  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)



Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Member's card
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Educational activities

ateliers enfants, conférences, concerts

Combined tickets

billet musée + aquarium tropical


  • Cloakroom

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Entrance ticket for the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration - museum and temporary exhibitions:
during exhibitions: €6
outside of exhibitions: €4.50

Aquarium ticket:
outside of exhibitions: €5, reduced rate: €3.50
during temporary exhibitions: €7, reduced rate: €5

Guided tour

During exhibitions: €10 (reduced rate: €7; family: €16.80). Outside of exhibitions: €8 (reduced rate: €5.60; family: €13.40)

Group tour

Groups of 8 to 30 people maximum for independent visits. Booking required by mail at or by phone on +33 (0) 1 53 59 64 30.


Free entrance on the first Sunday of each month.
Free for under 26s from the European Union (outside of temporary exhibitions).

Free for young people and children


Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday-Friday: 10am to 5.30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 7pm.

Opening of ticket desks

45 minutes before the museum closes.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 59 58 60

  • Subway - Porte Dorée
  • Bus - 46

Adapted to disabled people

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities offered to disabled people

Free and reduced for disabled people.

Accessibility for disabled people

-Physical disability: access ramp on the square, access on the right-hand side of the building, 2 lifts available to access the museum, 2 levels in the museum with a lift, adapted toilets available.

Museum in the same district: Gare de Lyon - Bercy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 12th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum