Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine Member

Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


Between the Eiffel Tower and the place du Trocadero, the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine occupies one entire wing of the Palais de Chaillot. Its museum exhibits almost 1000 years of architectural history in its gallery of casts, its mural paintings and its stained glass windows as well as the history of modern and contemporary architecture. Life-size reproductions of parts of monuments, original documents, models, videos as well as multimedia points bring to life this story of French architecture and its surroundings from the 12th century to the present day.


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
  • Neo classique


  • Architecture
  • Art monumental
  • Auditorium
  • Bibliothèque
  • Cinéma
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Dessins
  • Fresques
  • Gisants
  • Histoire
  • Manipulations interactives
  • Maquettes
  • Matériaux
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Salles de réception
  • Sculpture
  • Techniques
  • Tombeaux

Epoque des collections

  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Roman (Xe - XIIe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

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.


Restaurant Girafe : with Eiffel Tower view - Phone number +33 (0) 1 40 61 70 61 -

Coach park

Drop-off point for coaches on Place du Trocadéro.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €8 (€6 concessions).

Guided tour

€5 plus entry fee

Group tour

From €160 to €250 - Disable group at €60


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
  • JCB card
  • Diners Club
  • China Union Pay card

Other methods of payment: Chèque culture et chèque bancaire, espèces

Closing times


Opening times

every day from 11am to 7pm, except Tuesday

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

Palais de Chaillot - 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, 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

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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