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Palais de la Porte Doree - Musee de l'histoire de l'immigration

Address: 293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 53 59 58 60
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Ranked #199 of 637 Attractions in Paris
Type: Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The Palais de la Porte Dorée (in the 12th arrondissement) is a classed historical monument, built...
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Type: Museums, Cultural
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: The Palais de la Porte Dorée (in the 12th arrondissement) is a classed historical monument, built for the Colonial Exposition of 1931. A symbol of the art deco style, it has housed a tropical aquarium since its creation and, since 2007, the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration, which takes a fresh look at the history of France by showing the part that was played by immigrants in economical development, social evolution, and the cultural activities of the country.The permanent exhibition, Repères, is available as an open visit with a free audio guide provided that allows you to follow an itinerary that brings together personal accounts of migrants, report extracts, and old and new works of art.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Hello i’m a chinese tourist , I came to visit the museum of history of immigration. It was very interresting and not very expensive, but the museum is a bit little. I have seen some many things about the immigrant like where they came, their history, their difficult condition and their job. But in the museum there are some many... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a great aquarium and gallery. It wasn't overly big, and was quite easy to navigate around. There are oodles of species of wonderfully coloured tropical fish, a pond of turtles, and a ring of crocodiles! It's a great place for 2 hours of investigation, with English translations everywhere. Obviously family friendly, and only about £10pp to get in.... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Even after nearly 20 years, I am still discovering Paris. I visited le Palais de la Porte Dorée, which houses Le Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and Aquarium, in a fabulous art deco building that was originally created for the International Colonial Expo in 1931 (France wanted to showcase its colonial empire!) It is not advertised very much. I don’t... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The information written on the walls in French give a good overview of the history of immigration into France and the place played by immigrants in the shaping of the modern country with a history of the Drafus Affair to the Vichi republic. There is one major group left out of the history and that is the Roma and if... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

i have applied for my mother’s USA visit visa through Sanctum Consulting. The consultants have a helped me with the complete documentation including filling the complete DS-160 ,bank payments and visa appointment. The consultants even had shown my mother mock video presentation on how to attend the interview at consulate and how to go with the complete process. They made... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

I'd been wanting to visit this museum for awhile. Located a short walk from the Porte doree metro stop, this museum is worth a visit. It provides historical, demographic, and political takes on French immigration and emigration. I appreciated the incorporation of more artistic renderings of the migration experience (interactive video, etc). There's some English translation of materials, but you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

Came across this by chance when heading to the large park nearby. The museum is located within an amazing Art Deco building. Superb external decoration and plenty of interest inside as well, including a couple of rooms furnished in the original style?

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