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Palais de la Porte Doree

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Palais de la Porte Dorée: tropical Aquarium and Museum of immigration
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Palais de la Porte Dorée: tropical Aquarium and Museum of immigration
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The Palais de la Porte Dorée (in the 12th arrondissement) is a classed historical monument, built for the Colonial Exposition of 1931. A symbol of the art deco style, it has housed a tropical aquarium since its creation and, since 2007, the Musée...more
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293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
+33 1 53 59 58 60
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

I don't know whether it is sneaky or practical, but the Museum of Immigration is really a re-purposed art deco building from the 1931 Colonial Exposition. The irony of going from exotics from afar to exotics who come in is undeniable. That aside the exterior...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

This incredible edifice is covered in bas relief sculpture in a golden coloured stone with large square pillars. Inside with its equisite inlaid wood floors and enormous wall paintings is a monument to French colonies. There are exhibitions on peoples' emigratiofrom these colonies as well...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

This museum dedicated to immigration to France is housed in a building that was constructed for the international colonial exhibition of 1931. It is interesting from an architectural point of view and the ground floor can be visited without paying, as the museum per se...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

I was looking for something more 'off the beaten path,' as it's currently a school vacation week and I wanted to go to a museum that would not be too crowded where I would not have to wait on a long line. Well, it turns...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

Hello i’m a chinese tourist , I came to visit the museum of history of immigration. It was very interresting and not very expensive, but the museum is a bit little. I have seen some many things about the immigrant like where they came, their...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

This is a great aquarium and gallery. It wasn't overly big, and was quite easy to navigate around. There are oodles of species of wonderfully coloured tropical fish, a pond of turtles, and a ring of crocodiles! It's a great place for 2 hours of...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2014

Even after nearly 20 years, I am still discovering Paris. I visited le Palais de la Porte Dorée, which houses Le Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration and Aquarium, in a fabulous art deco building that was originally created for the International Colonial Expo in 1931...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The information written on the walls in French give a good overview of the history of immigration into France and the place played by immigrants in the shaping of the modern country with a history of the Drafus Affair to the Vichi republic. There is...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed 13 October 2012

i have applied for my mother’s USA visit visa through Sanctum Consulting. The consultants have a helped me with the complete documentation including filling the complete DS-160 ,bank payments and visa appointment. The consultants even had shown my mother mock video presentation on how to...More

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

I'd been wanting to visit this museum for awhile. Located a short walk from the Porte doree metro stop, this museum is worth a visit. It provides historical, demographic, and political takes on French immigration and emigration. I appreciated the incorporation of more artistic renderings...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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