National Museum for the History of Immigration

Through the permanent "Repères" exhibition, the National History of Immigration Museum traces immigration to France. First of all the exhibition tries to make you understand the feelings of an immigrant, why leave your country? Why choose France? How do you get to France? In the second part discover an immigrant's daily life, through school, work and their part in collective struggles. Finally, the exhibition presents the influence of immigrants on our daily lives and on French culture, from religious practices to language, music and literature.
Throughout the visit, observe the artefacts, which are examples of the heritage of French immigration, and works of art looking at the difficulties of integration for these uprooted foreigners.
The museum offers a new look at the history of France and the place of immigrants in it.
Temporary exhibitions are also organised as well as workshops for children to discover this museum with their family.

Additional informations

Café du Palais de la Porte Dorée :
- de 11h à 17h les mardi et mercredi
- de 11h à 18h30 les samedi et dimanche


  • Auditorium
  • Media library


  • Shop


  • Full price: 6 €
    Reduced price: 4 €.

    Free for all on the first Sunday of each month.

Opening periods

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.

Every Wednesday, from May 22nd, the Palais organizes its nocturnes and invites you to discover the works and exhibitions of the National Museum of the History of Immigration and the Tropical Aquarium until 9pm. Free access (without reservation) is available from 5.30 pm with the last admissions at 8.15 pm.

For any ticket purchase, a complimentary drink will be offered at Le Poisson Lune or Le Café du Palais[conditions on the Palais website).

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