Monnaie de Paris, Paris

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#72 of 184 in Museums in Paris
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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  • I do not regret this visit at all because it was really interesting and I learned a lot. The shop is also superb and well loved to buy souvenir gifts.
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  • We participated this afternoon as a family in the family visit - workshop in the way of The Schàtte and we are all disappointed. The visit of the exhibition (which we came anyway) was ultra fast, barely 20 minutes, our guide did not comment or explain, he merely named the materials used and the techniques used by the artist. He did not take the time to answer the (many) questions of the children about the meaning of the works!! ... nothing to do with a guided tour. The whole comment was directed towards the workshop led by the guide himself. The workshop itself was not very exceptional (little material available) and no real links with the exhibition, which the children did not have time to discover. What a pity, for 48, we really remain on our hunger!!!!!
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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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