Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine

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

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


The Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine is housed in the Palais de Chaillot, on the parvis du Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and offers a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower. The Cité comprises a museum, a library, an auditorium, a school for architects, a specialist bookshop and a restaurant. 22,000m² . The Cité is entirely devoted to architecture and urban planning, a place to make discoveries, look, learn, understand and enjoy strolling around. The Cité provides a unique experience: a tour of France and its finest buildings and constructions from the Middle Ages to the present day in 1hr30. A collection of life-size models and reproductions; a museum of architecture in 3D! The Cité de l'architecture et du Patrimoine has three galleries in which the permanent collections are presented: the gallery of life-size casts, the gallery of paintings and stained glass windows and the gallery of models of modern and contemporary architecture.


The Cité offers an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower from the galleries of the collections.

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
  • Salons privés
  • Sculpture
  • Techniques

Epoque des collections

  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Roman (Xe - XIIe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)


The Trocadero gardens opposite the Eiffel Tower below the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Free Wifi
  • Cloakroom

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese

Visitor tools

Mobile app with audioguide in French and English for 5€.


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

Museum ticket (permanent collections): €9 (€6 reduced rate) - Exhibition rates: depending on the exhibitions. Museum ticket + 1 exhibition: €12 (€9 or €6 reduced rate). Museum ticket + 2 exhibitions: €15 (€12 reduced rate).

Group tour

From €160 to €250 - groups with disabilities: €60


Free entry for all on the first Sunday of the month for permanent exhibition. 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
  • Chèque Vacances

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

Closing times


Opening times

11am to 7pm, daily 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

  • 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 wheelchair users.
- Reserved space in the auditorium.
- Reception/cash desk with a low, hollowed-out reception bank at the bottom.
- Adapted toilet facilities equipped with a transfer bar and a wash basin with hollowed-out lower part.
- Staircase with compensation system provided (lift, elevator, inclined plane).
Visual Impairment:
- Manipulable devices in permanent collections.
- Tactile and descriptive group visits offered on request and for individuals once every three months.
- Adapted documentation.
- Stairs with tactile and visual contrasts before the first descending steps, with continuous handrails, with contrasting stair nosing.
- transparent glass doors /walls with contrasting elements.
Hearing Impairment:
- Possibility of booking and contact by email.
- Audio phones with magnetic loops.
- Guided tour in French Sign Language.
- Light flashes coupled with audible fire alarm.
- Booking and/or payment possible on the website.

Mental Disability:
- In the permanent collections, contextualization of the works presented on an illustrated card.
- Group workshops, based on observation, discussion and a sensitive approach to the collections provided on request.
- Staff trained/briefed,
- Entrance door with surveillance, visible from reception/cash desk.

Contact: / +33 (0) 1 58 51 52 00

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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