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“Some gaps but overall very good”

Palais de la Porte Doree - Musee de l'histoire de l'immigration
Ranked #219 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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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.
Le Havre, France
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“Some gaps but overall very good”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 you are to have a museum on the history of immigration, it seems odd that such an already marginalised group would be left out of the history.

While we were there there was an exhibition on Albums - Bande dessinée et immigration. 1913-2013 Du 16 octobre 2013 au 27 avril 2014 on immigrant graphic novelists and cartoonists around the world. From George McManus's Bringing up Father to Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and beyond

Visited December 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 my mother more comfortable with preparing well in advance with complete process at US-consulate and Bio metrics process. My mother was approved the visa on the same day and got passport on the 3rd day. I am thankful to the team and would strongly suggest Sanctum Consulting for Old People who do not have much understanding of visas to meet the consultants at Sanctum Consulting.

Visited October 2012
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Kansas City, Kansas
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“Off the beaten path, but well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 will get a lot more out of the visit if you speak French.

Visited June 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Amazing building”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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