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Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris

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Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is dedicated to architecture, with a focus on the Musée des Monuments Français. Three large galleries contain the treasures. Galerie des Moulages displays French architecture from the 12th to 18th centuries. Galerie des Peintures Murales et des Vitraux features wall paintings, stained-glass windows, and reproductions of works from historic monuments. Galerie Moderne et Contemporaine provides a look at French and international architecture from 1850 to present. To visit Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine on your holiday in Paris, and find out what else Paris has to offer, use our Paris travel itinerary maker.
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  • Really enjoyed a Saturday afternoon here, in this high ceilinged tribute to architecture of all styles. Was near empty but the exhibitions are excellent although it could do with improving its English...  more »
  • A beautiful discovery. Invited by a partner of the city, we could admire the architectural elements of our beautiful country in a very reduced amount space: porticos of churches and cathedrals or abbeys, subtleties of the exhibits... Although that reproductions, they give an extraordinary overview of the architectural heritage of the France, classified by chronological period. At the higher level, the achievements or projects not completed more recent since the Corbusier (with a reproduction of an apartment of the bright city) until John new et al. A must see.
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  • We did the workshop building with 2 children aged 5 games. The workshop is not very suitable in part 1 for children so young. However it is noted from 4 years. For part 2 it's been because we are given of big box kappla, Lego, dupplo and other and must be built according to our imagination. The Museum on the 2nd floor is for audiences who are passionate for architecture so blah. Apart from the apartment of le Corbusier which is great. The part of the casts is very good with impressive parts. The Museum with young children is not terrible. There are other more suitable museums.
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  • This is an incredible and extensive collection of statuary, architecture, frescoes, and glass, from medieval to modern, from all over France. You can see the sculpture up close because they are finely-made plaster casts, colored in most cases to be close to the original, and because they were made before pollution and wear took their toll, closer to the original detail. Plan to devote hours if you're at all interested in medieval and renaissance art and architecture. The copies of frescoes were a surprise and delight.
  • CALL BEFORE GOING. Website is unclear and has incorrect opening hours; we showed up on a Monday and we were informed that the museum was closed, and would be open tomorrow. Tuesday we show up and it's still closed.
  • How wonderful that the items shown have been preserved and are on display to the public. For a small fee you can be lost for hours, going back hundreds of years. Awe-inspiring, this collection is outstanding. Not for young children, even the building which houses the pieces is unique. Some of the best views of the Eiffel Tower and Paris are showcased in their amazing windows. Spend some time appreciating the talents of bygone eras.
  • This museum is all about urban architecture throughout the ages. There is a huge and wonderful section all about Paris architecture, giving one the opportunity to learn all about Haussmanian buildings and those big broad avenues he created.
  • Big museum, interesting, not busy at all.