About this Tour
Between the Eiffel Tower and the place du Trocadéro, the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine occupies one entire wing of the Palais de Chaillot. 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. We are open every day from 11 am to 7 pm, Thursdays from 11 am to 9 pm and closed on Tuesdays, 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December. The cloakroom and the audioguide(available in French and English) are included in your ticket price. If you want the audio guide, you will have to leave your driving licence or ID.
We wish you a pleasant visit in the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine.
Visit: Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Start your visit in the gallery of casts created by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century where you can see the masterpieces like Tympanum Moissac, basilique Sainte-Marie Madeleine, Pillar of the Angels Strasbourg, Notre-Dame de Paris, the famous fountain Neptune from Nancy etc. If you prefer modern and contemporary Architecture, you will find the model of Crystal Palace (London), the model of Gare du Nord (Paris), the model of the famous transformations of Paris by Baron Haussmann and many others. You can also visit the full scale reconstitution of an apartment of Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse in Marseille that was produced by the students. Unfortunately the gallery of wall paintings and stained glass is closed due to renovation but you can still see the magnificent Dome Cahors, church of Nohant-Vicq and crypt of Tavant.