The Palais de la Porte Dorée, listed as a historic monument, was built for the 1931 International Colonial Exhibition.
Since 2007, this symbol of Art Deco has housed the French museum devoted to the history of immigration. This museum presents the history of France from a new perspective by showing the role that immigrants played in the country's economic development, social change and cultural life.
The Museum's permanent collections are closed for renovation and are scheduled to reopen in spring 2022. These works are intended to completely overhaul the museography, improve the visitor's route and the air renewal conditions. The new tour will be structured around ten key dates from 1789 onwards, ending with contemporary issues. This new scenography is based on the prefiguration report of the scientific committee chaired by the historian Patrick Boucheron. In the meantime, the Museum's temporary exhibitions allow visitors to discover other facets of our common history or to explore in greater depth the themes of the permanent exhibition.
A free audio guide allows you to visit the permanent exhibition "Repères" on your own. It takes you on a tour that links immigrants personal accounts, extracts from reports, ancient and contemporary works of art, etc.
Offerings and services:
Lecture tours (upon prior reservation)
Areas for rent
Bookshop– gift shop
Events and activities
At the museum:
Workshops and activities for youngsters
Self-guided tour for youngsters with games booklet (available at the reception desk free of charge)
Self-guided tours for groups on literacy courses and learning French as a foreign language (available at the reception desk free of charge)
Meetings and conferences
Performing arts and films
Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
On satursay and sunday from 10am to 7pm.
Last access to the areas 1 hour before closing time.
The Palais de la Porte Dorée is closed to the public every Monday as well as on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.
The Abdelmalek Sayad multimedia library is currently closed.
Full price: 10 € (Combined ticket (Museum and Aquarium): full price €14/ reduced price €11)
Reduced price: 7 €.
Admission to the Museum and Aquarium is free for under-26s and for everyone on the first Sunday of every month.
Online booking strongly recommended.
Lecturers offer tours of the Aquarium, the Museum or the Palace of 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
Guided tours must be booked at least 4 weeks before the date of the visit.
Self-guided group visits:
Self-guided tour: full price €120 / reduced price €80
Guided tour: full price €250 / reduced price €100 or €180 (* Specific price of €100 for school groups, groups in the social field or accessibility groups)