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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  • First visit to this museum, I did not know what we were going to discover and we were blown away by there rooms of casts and Romanesque paintings, the explanations are many and extremely interesting, we had less time for the floor, we watched the exhibition on detached houses, explored Le Corbusier's apartment and discovered cooperatives in Zurich. We found the signage a bit weak and had a hard time spotting ourselves, we will come back starting from the floor. You have to go without a priori and it will be a very nice surprise.
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  • A museum that is not very popular in October. Good, there's so much to see on the ground floor. This collection of casts is amazing. The rest of the visit to the next floors did not excite me, it's a matter of taste.
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  • Very big museum with amazing exposition. There are parts of buildings and sculptures from the different regions of France (mostly from the central and western part). At the 2nd floor you can find exposition of modern buildings and its models including the full scale model of the French modern flat. At the last rooms (don’t forget to visit it) there is and exposition of the art from churches.
  • My husband and I visited this museum because it was included with the Paris Museum Pass. We probably would have not gone if it wasn’t included so we are grateful that it was. Wow. This museum has some amazing giant artifacts. We got lost in the galleries. So much to see and observe. We loved everything. Upstairs on the top floor there was an exiting exhibit of architecture & design and how it shapes our communities. It was beautiful and informative. They even have a model modern home you can walk into.
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