Paris Attraction Tickets

La Monnaie de Paris

Located in the heart of Paris, the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris, or the Paris Mint Museum, is a must-see destination for tourists interested in the history of currency and coinage. Founded in 864, the museum's collection spans more than 1,000 years and offers a unique glimpse into the evolution of money and its role in society.

One of the highlights of the museum is its collection of ancient coins and medals, which illustrate the diverse range of materials and techniques used to create currency over the centuries. From gold and silver coins to copper and bronze medals, the museum's collection offers a fascinating look at the history of money and its cultural significance.

In addition to its historical collection, the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris also offers visitors the opportunity to see the minting process in action. The museum's on-site workshop allows visitors to observe the creation of modern coins and medals, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and technology used in the production of currency.

But the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris is not just a museum for coin collectors. The museum's interactive exhibits and multimedia displays make it a fun and engaging destination for visitors of all ages. Whether you're interested in the history of money, the art of coin making, or simply want to learn more about the role of currency in society, the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris has something for everyone.

So, if you're planning a trip to Paris, be sure to add the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris to your list of must-see destinations. Whether you're a history buff, an art lover, or simply looking for an interesting and educational way to spend the day, the Paris Mint Museum is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Exhibition: Gold, silver, bronze. A history of the Olympic medal

Until: September 22nd, 2024 (124 days remaining.)

Description:
On the occasion of the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games in Paris, the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris wanted to highlight the art and history of the Olympic medal. An object that the Monnaie de Paris knows well as a historic medal manufacturer.


 

Exhibition: Insert Coin*. Pinball machines, arcade terminals and coin-operated games

Until: June 30th, 2024 (40 days remaining.)

Description:
From the post-war years to the late 1990s, young people flocked to cafés and arcades to spend their pocket money on gaming machines. It was the golden age of table soccer, pinball machines, jukeboxes and other electromechanical games. The exhibition will take you back to the heart of this material culture of cafés, allowing you to play on historic machines during your visit. Ready to play? Insert corner and... play!