Museum

Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration

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

Gare de Lyon - Bercy - 12e Arrondissement

What's on?

COVID-19: reopening of the National Museum of Immigration History on June 16 with the Louboutin exhibition extended until January 3, 2021. The museum is closing its doors for renovations from December 7, 2020 (the Louboutin exhibition will remain accessible) for a reopening scheduled for fall 2021.From June 25, 2020: season 2 of Poisson Lune, the large summer terrace of the Palais de la Porte Dorée (Tuesday-Friday, 4pm-midnight; Saturday, noon-midnight; Sunday, noon-9.30pm).

Description

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 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 permanent exhibition Repères displays testimonies of migrants, extracts from reports, and old and contemporary works of art. Finally, the ‘donation gallery’ focuses on portraits of migrants and their lives, through objects donated by visitors wishing to share their life experiences with the museum

Viewpoint

View of the Bois de Vincennes

Architectural style

  • 1930
  • Art déco

Collections

  • 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)

Garden

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): €10.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€6/adult; €4/reduced rate. Combined ticket (aquarium + national museum of the history of immigration): €10/adult; €7/reduced rate. Annual Palace Pass (museum + aquarium): €24; Museum annual pass: €14; Annual Aquarium pass: €15/adult, €10/young (-26 years old).

Group tour

See conditions on https://www.histoire-immigration.fr/infos-pratiques/groupes.

Free

- 26 years old, job seekers, journalists, guide-lecturers... Complete list on https://www.histoire-immigration.fr

Free for young people and children

-26s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Monday

Exceptional closure

The National Museum of the History of Immigration is closing for renovations from December 7, 2020. The reopening is scheduled for fall 2021.

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

Voir la carte

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
reservation@palais-portedoree.fr
https://www.histoire-immigration.fr/

  • 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.

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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