Cité des sciences et de l'industrie

30 avenue Corentin Cariou - 75019 Paris La Villette
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At the heart of the largest landscaped park in Paris, there is an original and spectacular place. You just have to step foot inside to explore the countless secrets of science, to multiply unusual experiences, to dive into the infinite possibilities of image...
At the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, curiosity brings children and adults to thousands of joys of discovery. The Cité des Enfants offers two exhibitions (2-7yrs and 5-12yrs) to learn whilst playing: you can build a house, play with water fountains and much more in the recently renovated Cité. Even parents will find it hard to leave!


Gratuité accordée à la personne handicapée et son accompagnateur sur présentation d'un justificatif.


Under 2s


Jobseekers and those receiving French welfare benefits (with up-to-date documentation); people with disabilities and the person accompanying them


Birthday snacks available:
Bookings - Tel: +33 (0)8 25 05 44 05 (€0.34/min) - Email: [email protected]
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-7pm.


Access to exhibitions (permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and planetarium): full price, 13€; reduced price, 10€, professional rate: 9.5€; . Cité des enfants ticket (2-7 years old or 5-12 years old): single price, 9€.


Group rates starting from 10 people with written proof of corporate name. Tel: +33 (0)1 40 05 12 12
Bookings: [email protected]


The Geode is currently closed. Inaugurated in 1985 and located next to the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, it closed its doors on Friday November 30, 2018 for renovations. See you soon, to discover a new and spectacular new experience.


Cité des Sciences: Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am-6pm; Sunday: 9.30am-7pm.
Cité des Enfants: reservation required.

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


  • Educational activities
  • Shop/bookshop
  • Restaurant



Parc de la Villette, Bassin de la Villette.


Only for the Planétarium and the Argonaute + free audioguides on your mobile phone (visiting exhibitions, themed routes)


German, English, braille, Spanish, Italian


Fast food: Burger King (Level -2)
Cafe, fast food: Atmosphère (Level 0)
Fast food: Biosphère (Level 1)
Restaurant (11.30am-3pm), tearoom (3pm-5pm): Le Rest’ô (Level -2)


The Cité des Sciences is included in the 'Paris visite' SNCF/RATP coupon.


German, English, Spanish, Italian, Russian


Tourism & Handicap
T&H for hearing impaired
T&H for mental disability
T&H for motor disability
T&H for visually impaired
Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

Physical disability:
- 32 disabled spaces in the carpark (maximum car height 1.8 m)
- All event spaces are adapted (exhibition and conference spaces, cinemas, restaurants & toilets)
- Exhibitions have easy access (ramps, lifts, escalators, ergonomic exhibition elements) except the submarine Argonaute and certain presentations
- Cinemas, show halls and resource rooms are wheelchair accessible
Reserved spaces for wheelchair users:
- Auditorium: 9
- Cinema Louis Lumière: 3
- Planetarium: 7
- Visit tools: maps indicating vertical traffic
- From the Porte de la Villette tram and bus stops, the Cité can be accessed directly via an access ramp with a gradient of under 4%

Visual impairment:
- Guide strips on the ground outside the parvis and inside
- Tactile and sound model
- Audiodescription and audioguide for navigation
- Exhibitions have diagrams in relief
- Tactile images
- Texts in braille
- Models
- Audio content
- Internship in relief drawing and graphic communication, discovering the NVDA screen-reading tool, IT and Internet training, etc.
- Individual accompaniment offered (contact [email protected] on Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays or [email protected] on Fridays & Saturdays, or call +33 (0)6 09 51 34 30)

Hearing impairment:
- Exhibitions with films in French Sign Language and films subtitled in French (sometimes in English or Spanish)
- French/International Sign Language interpreters, as well as tactile sign language (for deaf-blind people)
- Exhibitions present many clear and explicit visual elements, audiovisual elements with subtitles and French Sign Language interpreting and films in French Sign Language
- A videoguide in French Sign Language is available for visiting the submarine Argonaute
- The tills, certain information points and the show and conference rooms are equipped with magnetic induction loops
- Audioguides with adjustable volume for the Planetarium and certain temporary exhibitions
- Toilets and other isolated location equipped with visual alarms
- Museum staff speak French Sign Language

Mental disability:
- In exhibitions, the variety and complementary nature of tools and aids (touch models, decoration, films, interactive elements) and information channels (touch, image, sound) helps visitors to understand the content
- Exhibitions have an emphasis on hands-on interaction: easy experiences, models, objects, etc.
- Visitors with mental disabilities can be accompanied without prior booking; adapted visits for groups or individuals can also be booked
Tools for visits can be downloaded:
¤ maps of permanent exhibitions with commentary in French:
¤ films in French showing the accessible elements of the ‘Sounds’ exhibition:
- During quality improvement works, standardized signage is displayed to help navigation

Contact for visitors with disabilities:
- Physical disability: +33 (0)1 40 05 70 86 / [email protected]
- Visual impairment: +33 (0)1 40 05 79 54 or+ 33 (0)1 40 05 75 35 / [email protected]
- Hearing impairment: +33 (0)9 70 26 05 15 or +33 (0)9 70 26 05 55 / [email protected]
- Mental disability: +33 (0)1 40 05 70 86 / [email protected]

Adapted activities and workshops

Paris for people with disabilities

Official partner


30 avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris
Public transportation
7Porte de la Villette
3bPorte de la Villette - Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
150139152Porte De La Villette

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