Institut Giacometti

5 rue Victor Schoelcher - 75014 Paris

Montparnasse - Alésia - 14e Arrondissement

What's on?

Course in modelling at the Giacometti Institute on 17 and 18 December 2022 from 2pm to 6pm: discovery of the work of the material, training in the basics of modelling and creation of a portrait in clay, in the company of a qualified teacher. Participation in both days is required. Reservation on the website of the Institut Giacometti.


The Institut Giacometti is the reference place in Paris for the famous Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), who lived and worked for forty years in Montparnasse, in a studio situated at 46 rue Hippolyte-Maindron.
This studio has been permanently re-located within the Institute, with all the original elements: painted walls, sculptures, tools, and personal objects of the artist.
The temporary exhibitions, which are renewed four times a year, bring Giacometti's work into conversation with that of other artists or writers, or explore particular themes in his work, drawing on the large collection of works and archives of the Fondation Giacometti.
An intimate museum with a surface area of 350m², the Institute occupies a private mansion designed in 1914 by the decorator Paul Follot in an art nouveau - art deco style. The tapestries, stained glass windows, woodwork, mosaics and ironwork of this historic monument were restored during the renovation work.
Visitors can linger in the Institute's library, which includes books on modern art (freely available) and the personal books Alberto Giacometti (reserved for researchers).
A few steps away is the Giacometti Lab, a space dedicated to educational and cultural activities, where conferences, courses and workshops for all audiences are scheduled.

The Institut Giacometti can be visited without prior reservation at the on-site ticket office (by credit card only) or by booking through the online ticketing service.

Architectural style

  • Art déco
  • Art nouveau


  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Arts graphiques
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Bibliothèque
  • Bronzes
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Design
  • Dessins
  • Estampes
  • Lettres autographes
  • Lithographies
  • Manuscrits
  • Mobilier
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Sculpture

Epoque des collections

  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

Exhibition brochure

Educational activities

Guided tours and workshops are available for individuals (children, families, adults) and groups (schools, associations, etc.)

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Ticketing online or on site (by credit card only). The ticket includes access to Giacometti's studio and the temporary exhibition.
Full price: €8.50
Reduced rate *: €3. Artists (MDA), job seekers, students, "Lucernaire" partnership.
* On presentation of proof of entitlement.

Guided tour

Guided tour for individuals (in French) in the company of a mediator to discover Giacometti's workshop and the temporary exhibition.
From Wednesday to Sunday at 11.30 am and 2pm
Duration: about 1 hour
Guided tour by reservation and by time slot via the online ticket office or payment on site by credit card only. Full price: €15; reduced price: €9.50 or €6.50.

Group tour

For more than 7 people, book a group visit by e-mail:


Under 18s*, disabled people and their companions, recipients of minimum French social benefits, journalists, ICOM members.
* On presentation of proof of identity.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Other methods of payment: En ligne

Closing times


Exceptional closure

Monday (weekly closure) and periods between exhibitions

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Last admission at 5.20pm.

Late opening

Exceptionally, depending on the programme

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Institut Giacometti

5 rue Victor Schoelcher
75014 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 87 89 76 77

  • Subway - Raspail
  • RER - Denfert-Rochereau
  • SNCF - Gare Montparnasse
  • Bus - 38, 59, 64, 68, 88, 91

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Motor disability:
- Entrance on the same level or with inclined plane.
- Staircase with compensation system provided (lift, elevator, inclined plane).
Mental Disability:
- Supervised entrance door, visible from reception/cash desk

Museum in the same district: Montparnasse - Alésia

Museum in the same arrondissement: 14th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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