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Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris
(4/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an exhibit hall located on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes at 293, avenue Daumesnil, 12th arrondissement of Paris, France. It now houses the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration, as well as a tropical aquarium in its cellar.The building was constructed for the Paris Colonial Exposition of 1931 to designs by French architect Albert Laprade, Léon Jaussely and Léon Bazin. It provides 16,000 m² of exhibition and office space. External bas-reliefs (1200 m²) by sculptor Alfred Janniot portray ships, oceans, and wildlife including antelopes, elephants, zebras, and snakes.The Palais de la Porte Dorée has housed a succession of ethnological museums, starting with the colonial exhibition of 1931, which was renamed in 1935 the Musée de la France d’Outre-mer, then in 1960 the Musée des Arts africains et océaniens, and finally in 1990 the Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie. In 2003 these collections were merged into the Musée du quai Branly, and in its place the building now houses the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration.
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  • I immediately said that I made this visit with students from 16 years. The building is gorgeous, low reliefs as interior murals,... brief ironwork, for fans of architecture and art of the years 1920-1930, this is a must see, that once there, you don't get tired of contemplating. On the other hand, I was really disappointed with permanent expo, she too full of ideas and interesting elements, but the organization is reviewing. Chronology isn't the meaning of the visit, so Habitat, for example, we are left with the contemporary situation, then doing jumps, in the slums and shanty towns since the war, then we're back to the HLM cites. What a pity. Finally, my favorite is whole artistic dimension: the facilities, the last part on integration... and Agnès B expo! Nevertheless, I do not regret a minute. And for teachers, note that pedagogical documentation online is very well done (and almost indispensable that students rely once on-site).
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  • Nothing that the outside of the building is worth a visit. The environment is very nice. The Interior of the Museum is exceptional for the architecture exhibition l is interessante.par disappointed against the exhibition agnes b-not a lot of graffiti - and the guards who only look at their phone
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  • This museum is a beautiful Palace that the visit should be mandatory for all schools at least unable to bring all french native or not. It allows to relate French immigration in a concrete way with beautiful moving testimony, of the objects that the migrants brought with them, why are they in France, in what conditions they have experienced... and we remember that in every crisis, economic in France, the immigrant is pointing; By the time running, go with your family for all of us to remember wherever it's coming from. We stayed there for 4 hours without us bored by a break in the cafeteria
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  • The aquarium was so well managed. Although is not a profitable facility, you should not expect some aquarium passage, but it was great for its own purpose and money value.
  • I have visited the aquarium at the Val d'Europe twice and I thought it was nice ..have heard many times in the past about the Porte Doree aquarium but always thought that it would be too small and not meeting up with expectations...Obviously, I was so wrong...Got there last week and was completely blown away...Spacious, located near the Parc Zoologique de Paris, costs only 5 euro and housed in one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen...Corals, nemos or clown fishes as they are called, colourful other fishes, eels, rays and 3 big alligators...However, the most notable exhibit in my opinion is the pair of -white as snow-albino crocodiles...Stroll around at your convenience, enjoy the calmness and the colours of the underwater creatures but also take a look at the building which is a true jewel!
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  • A lot of emotions to hear stories of lives. We understand immigration. There's still more want to fight against racism. This museum confirms the richness of the cultural mix.
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  • This comment applies to the aquarium. The children love it. Many fish, aquariums well-presented, easily visible to the children. Very decent rate.
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