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Reconstitutions 3D et maquette virtuelle de la Monnaie de Paris réalisées par l’Institut Passion for Innovation de Dassault Systèmes


Since 2008, Monnaie de Paris exhibits numerous internationally recognized contemporary artists, from David La Chapelle to Paul McCarthy, including Daniel Buren and Willy Ronis, to name just a few. It also takes part to art world and creative events (Photoquai, le Mois de la Photo…) as well as large public events (Fête de la Musique, Nuit Européenne des Musées, Nuit Blanche, Journées Européennes du Patrimoine…), during which it cooperates with different artists such as Mohamed Bourouissa, Michelangelo Pistoletto or even Karlheinz Stockhausen.
The succession of rooms of the palace east wing (left on the map) was entirely restored and is now dedicated to the new artistic programming, entrusted to Chiara Parisi. Guillaume Dupré’s hall and the eleven rooms boarding the water are now answering to international standard (temperature, hygrometry,…) and a lightning innovative enforcement to underline artists’ art works was established. Those spaces, opened on October 25th 2014 with Paul McCarthy’s exhibition “Chocolate Factory”, welcome temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Monnaie de Paris offers a programming of three to four exhibitions a year which give a unique overview of the contemporary artistic practice.


Discover a gourmet restaurant run by a top Michelin-starred chef at Monnaie de Paris
Guy Savoy has moved his three-star Parisian restaurant to Monnaie de Paris, where he has taken over the first-floor rooms of the west wing overlooking the Seine.
Internationally renowned French chef Guy Savoy created his eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in 1980, and has managed it since then. He also owns a Restaurant Guy Savoy in Las Vegas, the twin to the original one, and five other establishments in Paris - Le Chiberta, Les Bouquinistes, Atelier Maître Albert, L’Huîtrade and Etoile-sur-Mer - as well as a shop, Goût de Brioche.
In 2015, he joined Monnaie de Paris as a partner to relocate his restaurant to 11 Quai de Conti, where the magnificent suite of rooms on the first floor was re-envisaged and redesigned for the purpose by the chef's friend and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Subdued tones were chosen for the interlinking spaces; a harmony of warm, slate greys to realise the architect's concept based on shadow with depth. All the light filters through the high, wide windows that open on to the Louvre, the Pont Neuf, the Seine, and the Institut de France, emphasising the tables, the defining feature of the decorative scheme.
A ceiling painted by Fabrice Hyber and works from the François Pinault collection echo the contemporary art exhibitions curated by Monnaie de Paris.
The restaurant allows the chef to welcome about sixty guests, reservation required: 
Phone : +33 (0)1 43 80 40 61
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Monnaie de Paris’s shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30a.m until 7:30p.m.
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 46 59 26
It is located on 2, rue Guénégaud – 75006 Paris
The shop will renovate and will take place under the central pavilion dome initially dedicated to the foundry workshop. An historical place pierced by a dome with an oculus that will allow light to pass through and which will make this space an exceptional setting for prestigious products.
On this occasion, collection coins, medals, state decorations, bronze art and jewelry enriched by new products will seduce a general public keen on fine objects. The know-how enhanced and passed through art worker generations within Monnaie de Paris, will continue in artistic requirements and stick to authenticity found in each products of our factory.


Heart of Monnaie de Paris’ project, the opening of the art workshops to the public will be held in September 2017 through an experiential circuit.
Accessible through the new “Cour des métiers”, it will unfold to the visitors the fabrication secrets, gratifying the know-how, careers but also Monnaie de Paris’ treasures. From the metals transformation to the finished products, these steps will guide the public to the artisan crafts, and to the Monnaie de Paris’ historical collections discovery, which for the most part, never had been disclosed before. These factory activities in the very heart of Paris will be revealed: casting, striking, die cutting as well as engraving, chiseling and gilding. The Grand Monnayage and the Petits Monnayages will return to their initial purpose: striking coins and medals. Seven presses located in the Grand Monnayage and six in the lateral coin striking rooms will allow the visitors to see the medals and coins be issued before their eyes.
This circuit offers various approaches: educational, interactive, playful, immersive and contemplative… alternatively suggesting arrangements for the visitors to become “actors” of this brand-new sensorial experience. This circuit is planned with a “universal design” view or “functional qualities for all” and thus offers equipments and varied programs accessible to as many visitors as possible.


A brasserie will open on the site of Monnaie de Paris, besides the Guy Savoy’s three stars ranked gastronomic restaurant. It will be located in one of the pedestrian courtyard of the palace, la Cour de la Méridienne, facing rue Guénégaud. This brasserie will offer simpler menus than the gastronomic restaurant, and will benefit from a large terrace.


Upcoming shops

In parallel of its new shop, Monnaie de Paris will host other boutiques, held by great French houses. Those trade partners will share with Monnaie de Paris values such as scarcity, quality and authenticity. It will expand products offer linked to the traditional know-how and French lifestyle. Those shops will be accessible from the garden and located next to Monnaie de Paris’ shop giving onto Cour de la Méridienne, former workshops entrance. A concept store of more than 400 square meters will take place in the garden, in front of Mansart Wing façade (which keeps its industrial function with jewelry and enameling workshops).

Monnaie de Paris' Bookshop

Specialised in the contemporary art book edition and redesigned for each exhibition Monnaie de Paris’bookshop constitutes the culmination of the exhibition visits. It offers a wide range of exhibition catalogues, monographes, artist’s books, theoretical works and specialised journals in relation with Monnaie de Paris’ contemporary art programming, as well as a broad section dedicated to the youth.
Opening hours : everyday : 11a.m to 7p.m.
Nocturnal on Thursdays until 10p.m
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 46 57 48


In addition to the worshops’ visits, Monnaie de Paris makes accessible to all, in the form of outdoor walk, courtyards, passages and garden. The goal is to let people discover the different aspects of the building: the palace, factories, courtyards, garden.
Mansart Wing (or Petit Hôtel de Conti), first major work of the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, has been built based on Parisian town houses model, between courtyard and garden.
Later, when Jacques-Denis Antoine designed the new building of Monnaie de Paris, he integrates into the industrial process Mansart Wing which was transformed into jewelry and enamelling workshops. Industrial use buildings construction has finally surround Mansart Wing, making the garden façade invisible.
In the center of the Monnaie de Paris project, Mansart Wing will recover its original proportions and its competitive logic of conception, a Parisian aristocratic town house spirit between courtyard and garden. A 1500 square meter garden close will be created and open to the public. It will let appear the elegant façade, invisible for two centuries, of the aristocratic town house built by Jules Hardouin-Mansart.