La Monnaie de Paris

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony

La Monnaie de Paris opens its doors to the public to reveal the 1150-year history of the last factory in operation in the heart of the capital. Its cultural, gastronomic and commercial offers make it an exceptional place that honours know-how and craftsmanship.

In the heart of historic Paris, the Monnaie de Paris is today a hybrid place where visitors can discover the tangible and intangible heritage of the oldest institution in the world.

They can admire the architecture of this neoclassical building designed in the 18th century as both a royal palace and a mint.

Its in-house museum, which was completely renovated at the end of 2017, reveals the secrets of the manufacture of coins and numerous objets d'art, the institution's heritage collections, and the centuries-old skills of the craftsmen who continue to sublimate metal within these walls.

A rich program of exhibitions, events, thematic tours and creative workshops allows visitors to approach the DNA of La Monnaie de Paris with different and always renewed approaches.

A shop selling collector's coins, art products and gifts, a café with a large sunny terrace nestled in the Cour de la Méridienne, and Guy Savoy's 3* gastronomic restaurant complete this unique offer.

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Late opening on Wednesdays until 9pm.


Free entry for children < 26 years.

Full price: 12 €
Reduced price: 8 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years.

Free on the first Sunday of the month.



Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (groups)


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability
  • Visual disability
  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities


Pont Neuf (line 7)
Odéon (lines 4 and 10)
Saint Michel (line 10)

Châtelet (RER A and B)
Saint Michel (RER B and C)

Lines 24, 27. Stop: Quai des Grands Augustins
Lines 58, 70. Stop: Pont Neuf

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