Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


Explore 1,000 years of the history of architecture at the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine. Situated at the Palais de Chaillot, opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine presents some 1,000 years of architectural creations. The museum offers visitors a journey through the rich architectural heritage of France, from the Middle Ages to the present day, stretching over 8,000 m² . Some examples include life-size productions of the doorway of Chartres cathedral, the painted cupola of the cathedral of Cahors and an apartment from Corbusier's 'Cité radieuse', reproduced in full size. Models, videos and drawings complete the collections. Diverse temporary exhibitions (monographs of architects, exhibitions relating to current themes, exhibition workshops for children, etc.) focus on history or the challenges of today. Guided tours, video guides and games for children all contribute to making the greatest masterpieces accessible to everyone. Come and see how architecture and the urban landscape which forms the background to all our everyday lives have evolved over the years. The Cité also has a bookshop cum shop and a cafe with a terrace and wonderful views of Paris.


The Galerie des Moulages and the Galerie d'Architecture Moderne et Contemporaine offer an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

Architectural style

  • 1930


  • Appareils
  • Architecture
  • Art monumental
  • Bibliothèque
  • Cinéma
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Dessins
  • Fresques
  • Gisants
  • Maquettes
  • Matériaux
  • Multimédia
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Salles de réception
  • Tombeaux
  • Urbanisme
  • Vitraux

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Dadaisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • French sign language

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese

Visitor tools

Video guide in French and English included in admission ticket to the collections.


Café Carlu. Bookings: +33 (0)1 47 05 65 57 - Open to the general public and groups of up to 40 people. Lovely terrace in summer.

Coach park

Drop-off point for coaches on Place du Trocadéro.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €8 (€6 concessions).
Temporary exhibitions: €9 (€6 concessions) or €5 (€3 concessions) according to price category (A or B).
Permanent collections and exhibitions (combined ticket): €12 (€8 concessions)

Guided tour

Programme available on under the 'Activities' tab. Guided tours of the permanent collections are regularly organized on Wednesday at 3.30pm.

Group tour

Booking necessary at least one month in advance of the date of visit, online at under the 'Activities' / 'Group activities' tab. Information: by telephone on +33 (0)1 58 51 50 19 from Monday to Friday, from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 3pm to 5pm; by email at ; by post: Direction des publics - réservations Groupes - Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre - 75116 Paris


Free entry for all on the first Sunday of the month. Free entry for those under 26 from countries within the European Union, as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions). Free for disabled visitors and the person accompanying them, job seekers and those receiving French welfare benefits. Free entry for all to 'galeries d'actualité' ('topical galleries').

Free for young people and children

Under 18s (permanent collections) and under 12s (temporary exhibitions).

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Opening times

11am to 7pm

Late opening

Until 9pm on Thursday

Exceptional opening

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

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Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine

1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 58 51 52 00

  • Subway - Trocadéro
  • RER - Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 72, 82

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

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

Accessibility information

- Physical disability: establishment accessible to those in a wheelchair. A specific place reserved for wheelchairs in the auditorium.
- Visual disability: elements which can be handled in the permanent collections, touch tours and descriptive tours available for groups on request and once every quarter for individuals. Adapted documentation.
- Hearing disability: possibility of bookings and contact by email. Hearing aids with induction hearing loops. Guided tour in French Sign Language.
- Mental disability: for permanent collections, illustrated cards are available to contextualize the works on display. Group workshops, based on observation, dialogue and a sensitive approach to the collection offered on request.
Contact: / +33 (0)1 58 51 52 00

Detailed description of accessibility at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is available on, and guaranteed by the Paris Île-de-France Regional Tourist Board.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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