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Architecture and Heritage City (Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine) Tours

Architecture and Heritage City (Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine)
Across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Architecture and Heritage City (Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine) is a museum dedicated to monumental sculpture and architecture. The permanent collection here features a mix of scaled-down models of important structures, along with casts of sculptures and architectural features from famous monuments.

The Basics
Dating back to 1882, this museum is among the oldest dedicated to preserving architectural heritage. It has a solid permanent collection of architecture-related pieces, including a collection of murals and a gallery featuring both pre-20th-century architectural elements and stained-glass windows. The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Architecture focuses on building design from the Industrial Revolution onward, and the museum has a large public library with around 43,500 books along with audiovisual material.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is a must-visit for anyone interested in architecture.
  • Children under 18 (and EU nationals under 25) get in for free.
  • Audiovisual guides are included in the price of tickets and are available in French and English.
  • Wheelchair-accessible arrangements can be made with advance notice.
 
How to Get There
The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, right across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The nearest metro station is Trocadéro, on lines 6 and 9. Buses 22, 30, 32, 63, and 82 also stop nearby.

When to Get There
The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is open every day except Tuesdays from late morning until evening, with extended hours on Thursdays. It's open on most public holidays, except for Christmas, New Year's Day, and May 1. Entry is free on the first Sunday of every month.
 
L'École de Chaillot
Situated inside the museum's grounds, the École de Chaillot offers advanced education for architects with a focus on the restoration and preservation of monuments. Here, professionals can learn the ins and outs of how to best preserve historic sites while maintaining the sites’ historical accuracy and structural integrity.
Address: 1 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris 75116, France
Admission: Varies
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