Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine

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Europe, France, Paris

The Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine is an architecture museum located in the Palais de Chaillot at 1, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, France. It is open daily except Tuesday; an admission fee is charged. The museum opened in 2007, combining existing and new collections. It contains about 8,000 m² of permanent exhibit space, with a further 1,830 m² for temporary exhibits, and a 1,700 m² architectural library. Its principal permanent exhibit is the Musée des Monuments Français (Museum of French Monuments), which contains three galleries: Galerie des Moulages - casts of French architecture from the 12th to 18th centuries. Galerie des Peintures Murales et des Vitraux (wall paintings and stained-glass windows), reproducing outstanding works from historic monuments. Galerie Moderne et Contemporaine - French and international architecture from 1850 to the present. The museum also houses the Institut Français d'Architecture (French Institute of Architecture), which presents temporary exhibits in addition to maintaining an extensive library and archives; and the École de Chaillot (School of Chaillot), which grants post-graduate degrees in specialized aspects of architecture such as restoration and urban design.