After 1,150 years, it continues to perform an essential mission as an exponent of our country’s sovereignty while minting the country’s coinage on behalf of the National Government.
Its history has not prevented Monnaie de Paris from evolving, from changing with the times, from looking ahead to the future.
The institution has undergone far-reaching transformations over the past ten years. It has switched centuries without surrendering the core elements that define its identity. It has opened itself up and has engaged new horizons while remaining true to its past.
For this reason, the institution reaps the benefit of its outstanding industrial know-how, with its factory in Pessac allied with the renowned excellence of its Paris workshops and, at the same time, it has turned into a leading cultural bellwether.
IN JUST A FEW YEARS, MONNAIE DE PARIS HAS BECOME A HOUSEHOLD NAME
The MetaLmorphose (MetaLmorphosis) project will open in the Fall and is a powerful connection between these two identities.
This enduring link between the crafts, culture, and our industrial mission is one of our sources of strength. The two emblematic venues, namely, the workshops at the quai de Conti and the factory in Pessac, are two sides of the same coin. We lay claim to the community of history and, even more importantly, to the future.
Every day, each of the institution’s 450 employees plays his or her part in writing a new chapter, cognisant of the challenges still to be faced — with courage and determination — in order to live up to the heritage that has been handed down to us. That is our duty to history and a source of pride to us.