Monnaie de Paris, Paris

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As doyenne of French institutions, Monnaie de Paris performs its public service mission of minting common currency at its Pessac manufacturing site (Gironde), including French euros and other currencies from Europe and around the world.

Chaired by Christophe Beaux since April 2007, Monnaie de Paris is an Établissement Public Industriel et Commercial (a Public Industrial and Commercial Institution, EPIC), reporting to the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

In addition to preserving the lofty tradition of metalcraft, the institution’s other mission is to produce commemorative art objects: collectable coins, medals, ornaments, decorative castings, and jewellery, at the historic Quai de Conti site (Paris, 6th arrondissment).

For that reason, it is a member of the Comité Colbert (Colbert Committee), an association of French luxury brands.

Monnaie de Paris supports contemporary artistic creation, organising exhibitions of contemporary artists from France and abroad (David LaChapelle, Daniel Buren, Julien Berthier, Willy Ronis, Jean Prouvé) and participating in recurring events in conjunction with other cultural institutions (Photoquai and Parcours des Mondes celebrating tribal art). It is also a cultural actor in the city, participating in collective events by forming partnerships (Fête de la Musique, Nuit des Musées, Nuit Blanche, European Heritage Days) and engaging in charitable initiatives on behalf of CARE and the Institut Curie, etc.
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  • Having visited a few years ago the previous Museum, which was very interesting, I was afraid to be disappointed. Not at all. Installed in new premises freed by the enormous works that were carried out there, the 11Conti (c is its name) is quite exciting. Its interactive side allows easy access to the youngest. The course is very relevant and, given its surface, presents a huge number of objects and machines that explain the Mint in all its forms. And the treasures are not absent. An essential place in Paris, including for children who can do workshops
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  • It is essential to see the new exhibition presented by the Monnaie de Paris: Thomas Schütte us in a set of sculptures of all sizes and all as surprising as each other.
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  • Less imposing than other Parisian museums we saw delightful cutting edge show on Grayson Perry. Corridors and labyrinth of spaces and riverside views makes it a great film shoot/photography location too. Helpful staff. Just around the corner from famous St German cafés and galleries.
  • Absolutely amazing museum, you definitely should not miss it. Try to go there on the few days a week when actual craftsmen show you how metals are produced
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