Free for children under 26 years old

The City of Architecture and Heritage

  • WE LOVE a stimulating and lively place for children
  • OR : Cité de l'Architecture, Place du Trocadéro (Paris 16th)
  • AGE : from 6 years
  • OPENING : daily, May 8, Whit and Easter Mondays
  • CLOSE Tuesday, 1st January, December 25 and May 1
  • HOURS 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission 45mn before)
  • NOCTURNE Thursday until 9pm (last admission 45mn before)
  • TO KNOW :
    • tickets give access to the entire Cité de l'Architecture and all temporary exhibitions
    • Reservations on the museum website for children's and teenagers' workshops and courses

It's the place to be on the art of building, ancient and modern, designed in an airy, light-filled space.

The museum offers permanent collections and temporary exhibitions on the mysteries of architecture. 1000 years of history explained in a highly educational way.

  • The tour of the permanent collections begins with thean astonishingly vast Galerie des moulages
  • A selection of the most representative monuments of French architectural genius, reproduced to actual scale and in the finest detail.
  • From the Middle Ages to the 18th centurye centuryThese include the angel from Reims Cathedral, the marvellous tympanum from the basilica at Vézelay, the great fountain at Nancy and the model of the Paris Opera!
  • The mural and stained glass gallery is another highlight of the visit... as if you were on vacation, you enter a vaulted crypt, pass under a dome to observe the Romanesque, Gothic or Renaissance paintings that are to be found in France's most beautiful monuments.
  • Finally, the gallery of modern and contemporary architecture traces the great adventure of architecture from 1850 to the present day over an area of 1,800 m2, unique in the world
  • Here, you'll find Haussmann's Paris, La Défense's CNIT, Jean Nouvel's endless tower, and even Le Corbusier in a series of numerous models and photographs to understand all the issues involved in these constructions in the city.
  • Ideal for family visits, the model room occupies a very special place. in education for young audiences

Family activities (children and teens)
Season 2023-2024

Family tours of cathedral art

My birthday at the Cité de l'Architecture

Family workshops and courses

  • Family workshops construction games (ages 4 and up) - Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. - duration 1:30 p.m.
    • "Monsieur Eiffel's tower - December 16 -17, 2023
    • "It's the building site" - Jan. 6 & 7, Feb. 3 & 4, March 2 & 3, 2024
    • "A cathedral dream - Jan. 13-14, Feb. 10-11, Mar. 9-10, Apr. 13-14, May 8-12
    • "The tower in the sky - Jan. 20-21, Feb. 17-18, Mar. 16-17, Apr. 20-21, May 18-20
    • "Strong the castle!" - Jan. 27-28, Feb. 24-25, March 30-April 1, Apr. 27-28, May 25-26
    • "Aiming for the stadium - March 23-24, Apr. 6-7, May 4-5, June 1-2

Children's and teenagers' workshops and courses

  • For ages 8-12 : Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Upside down" model workshop"Around the exhibition "Métro! - Duration 2h
  • For ages 11-14 : During vacation from February 14 to 16 - teen model workshop "Métro remix designing a metro network and stations with an architect - Duration 3x3h
  • For the 13-16 years : February 21 to 23 - Land of transport" course In connection with the Métro! exhibition and with the help of an architect, youngsters construct earthen buildings and invent new stations - Duration 3x3h.
  • For ages 7-10 : april 10 to 12 spring break - Internship "On the rails - understanding yesterday's metro and building tomorrow's - Duration 3x3h
  • For ages 11-14 : April 17-19 - workshop "stadium slices - discover the stadium and its functions with an architect - Duration 3x3h

The museum offers a wide range of family activities and courses for teenagers and children all year round. Reservations must be made via the museum's online ticketing service

Stay tuned! There's lots more to discover, so be sure to check the museum program regularly.

The Palais de Chaillot...

The Palais de Chaillot, place du Trocaderois part ofhe must-see places in Paris ! It's the ideal place to spend time with the kids. Beyond its typical 1930s architecture, it's a vast playground where science, culture and daydreams always flirt with pedagogy, where the Museum of Man and the Musée national de La Marine

With its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs de Mars the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine occupies the "Paris" wing of the Palais. It's a unique museum full of surprises, and the teaching of young visitors and teenagers is omnipresent. A great time is guaranteed for young and old alike.

Exhibitions ...

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