Discover the City of Architecture and Heritage

Discover the City of Architecture and Heritage

Created in 2004 and opened to the public in 2007, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (City of Architecture and Heritage) has won the hearts of Parisians. This museum of architecture and monumental sculpture stands proudly at the crossroads of the transmission of knowledge and education, heritage and creation. It offers an exciting showcase for heritage and the past, ranging from prehistory on to the future, while examining the challenges of architecture. Don’t miss this fascinating experience!


Collections and exhibitions

Thanks to the richness and diversity of its collections, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is interesting to those who are knowledgeable about the subjects covered and to those who are simply curious. The thematic routes and the Museum of French Monuments invite you to view the essentials of national heritage such as the portals of Vézelay and Moissac, while the architectural archives, casts and plans fascinate all visitors. The Cité also offers many temporary exhibitions. Don’t miss the current ones dedicated to the spire of Notre Dame Cathedral and to floating architectural projects designed to meet the challenges of global warming.


Your visit

From the Hotel Volney Opéra, it will take you half an hour by Metro to reach the Trocadéro and the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. The museum’s location means that you can also enjoy the beauty of the esplanade in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and the very special atmosphere of this place where Parisians and visitors meet and mingle. Book your ticket online today to avoid the queues at the entrance. And don’t forget to check out the family pages on the museum website as the Cité offers workshops for children and thematic tours. You can opt for a full ticket to ensure that you don’t miss any of the museum’s exhibitions, or a low-cost admission to cover just the essentials.

With its modern and engaging museography, varied exhibitions and exceptionally rich collections, the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is a wonderful place to discover. And you also get to enjoy the bonus of one of the most beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower, at the Trocadéro!




Photo : Chris Hardy

Hotel Volney Opéra, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Opéra district


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