Palais de la Porte Dorée Palais de la Porte Dorée

Palais de la Porte Dorée


Permanent museum collections & Tropical Aquarium

Combined ticket: permanent museum collections & Tropical Aquarium

Access to the Tropical Aquarium
Access the permanent collections of the National Museum of Immigration History


Billet exposition Palais de la Porte Dorée

Billet exposition Palais de la Porte Dorée

Access to the exhibition Olympism, a history of the world
Access to the permanent collections of the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration


What to expect

A must for visitors in search of artistic and historical discoveries and for marine animal enthusiasts

The Palais de la Porte Dorée, built for the 1931 International Colonial Exhibition, is a fascinating witness to the history of France and a must-see for visitors in search of artistic and historical discoveries. It is now home to two major cultural institutions: the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration and the Aquarium Tropical.

The Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration is a committed museum that traces the history of migration in France, offering a rich and nuanced perspective on the evolution of French society. Here you can discover captivating exhibitions, moving testimonies and precious archives that shed light on the journeys and contributions of immigrants from all over the world.

The Tropical Aquarium is a veritable aquatic oasis in the heart of the city. It is home to an incredible diversity of fish and marine animals from different tropical ecosystems. You can admire exotic and sometimes rare species in state-of-the-art aquariums that faithfully recreate their natural habitats.

In addition to the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Palais de la Porte Dorée also offers a wide range of cultural and artistic activities throughout the year. Concerts, lectures, film screenings and creative workshops are regularly organised for the enjoyment of visitors of all ages.

Whether you are passionate about the history of immigration, fascinated by marine animals or simply in search of architectural beauty, the Palais de la Porte Dorée will amaze and inspire you.

Good to know for your visit

Admission to the Paris Museum and Aquarium is free for children under 26.

A special reduced rate applies to disabled visitors and their carers, students, jobseekers and senior citizens (over 60).

Exceptional closures (strikes, public holidays, etc.) and free tickets will not be refunded or the duration of tickets extended.

Tickets for the Museum and Aquarium must be purchased on the same day.

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 10am-5.30pm on weekdays
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-7pm

Visitors can gain access to the tour areas up to 1 hour before the Palais closes.

The Palais is closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.


293 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Public transportation
8Porte Dorée
3aPorte Dorée
46Place Edouard Renard

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