Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine

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


Gratuit pour les visiteurs en situation de handicap et leur accompagnateur.


Under 18s (permanent collections) and under 12s (temporary exhibitions).


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').


€5 plus entry fee


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).


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


Until 9pm on Thursday


11am to 7pm, daily except Tuesday

  • Ascension Day
  • 15 August
  • 14 July
  • 8 May
  • 11 November


  • Educational activities
  • Shop/bookshop
  • Restaurant



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La Cité offre un point de vue imprenable de la tour Eiffel depuis les galeries des collections.


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


German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian


Restaurant Girafe: with Eiffel Tower view - Phone number +33 (0) 1 40 61 70 61 - [email protected]


Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

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: [email protected] / +33 (0) 1 58 51 52 00

Adapted activities and workshops

Paris for people with disabilities

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Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro et du 11 novembre
75116 Paris
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Passy, 2 Rue Claude Chahu - 75016 Paris
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