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. Use our Paris journey app to arrange your visit to Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and other attractions in Paris.
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  • This is the third time I frequent this museum. A Department every time. After the collection of the casts of historic monuments. This time, Aalto (I knew him only by his vases), and, by the way, globe. It is always exciting.
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  • Full of plastics and reproducing details to scale. There are also couches to sit on and dive into these architectural studies. If I had more time I would have been more ...
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  • You're a fan of architecture, then you should discover this place. In one place, discovered thanks to the casts of the main work of architectures of the main monuments of france and also the history of the buildings breakfast more if you visit by late afternoon a very nice view on the Eiffel Tower
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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 good replicas, and because they were made before pollution and wear took their toll, closer to the original detail than on many monuments. Plan to devote hours if you're at all interested in medieval and renaissance art a nd architecture, which makes up the majority of the collection. The copies of frescoes were a surprise and delight. (Currently the stained glass rooms are not open.)
  • A lovely place that has a lot of interesting things. #history #architecture #painting #sculpture
  • Nice building with a great view of Champs de Mars and Tour Eiffel
  • 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.
  • La Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is the place to go if you want to learn about architectural history of Paris. It is dedicated to the knowledge of architecture in the city, both past and present. It is a resource centre for architectural, urban, and landscape culture. The collection is outstanding and visiting it a pleasure. It's plenty of models of buildings such as Notre-Dame de Paris, the Cathedral of Reims, and other churches from across France. The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Architecture presents models, films, documents, included a reproduction of a Le Corbusier house.
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