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

  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Combined tickets

Museum and Aquarium ticket

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


Exceptional closure

Mondays and January the 1st, May the 1st and Christmas

Opening times

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

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 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

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

-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.

More details on accessibility

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

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