Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement


The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an exceptional Art Deco building, listed as a historical monument. Situated on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, it was built for the 1931 international colonial exhibition. Since 2007, it has housed the Musée National de l’histoire de l’immigration, which takes a new look at the history of France by showing the role played by immigrants in the country's economic development, social developments and cultural life. The new permanent tour, which is larger than the previous one and more accessible, especially to young people, unfolds over 1800 m² a chronological, thematic and sensitive narrative in eleven key dates, from 1685 to the present day, with a final section devoted to contemporary issues.
Combining archive documents, photographs, paintings, sculptures, posters, life stories, contemporary artistic creations and digital mediation tools for all ages, it provides each visitor with the essential elements to learn about the history of immigration and to understand that it is an indivisible component of the history of France.


View of the Bois de Vincennes

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)


The Palais de la Porte Dorée has renovated its surroundings. The botanist artist Liliana Motta has sought to give back prominence to plants from other continents, accused of being ‘invasive’, by highlighting their ornamental, medicinal and food qualities. Discover brooms, clematis, pepper trees and rarer plants in this new garden.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Educational activities

Children's workshops, talks, concerts

Combined tickets

Combined ticket (aquarium + national museum of the history of immigration): €12

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Combined ticket (aquarium + national museum of the history of immigration): €12; reduced price €9;
Aquarium : €8; reduced price €5;
Annual pass Palais : Twinned annual card €30 (solo) and €45 (duo)
Annual pass Museum: Museum annual card €20 (solo) and €35 (duo)
Annual pass Aquarium : Aquarium annual card €20 (solo) and €35 (duo)

Group tour

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- 26 years old, job seekers, journalists, guide-lecturers... Complete list on

Free for young people and children


Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times


Exceptional closure

The permanent collection of the National Museum of Immigration is closed until spring 2023. Temporary exhibitions are however organised in the dedicated spaces.

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
  • 11 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
  • Tram - 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

- Motor disability: parking facilities with reserved adapted parking space(s), access ramp to the square, dedicated access from the right of the building, 2 elevators to access the museum, 2 levels in the museum with lift, adapted toilet facilities, accessible dining room.
- Visually impaired: lift with adapted keypad (raised and/or Braille keys), information in large print, displayed at a reasonable height.
- Mental disability: signs that are easy to understand, legible, associated with pictograms, supervised entrance door, visible from the reception/till.

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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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