Useful Information

The museum is located at Place Denfert-Rochereau, a large square in the southern part of the capital, near the famous Lion of Belfort and facing the Catacombs. Located at the crossroads of major Paris axes, the museum is accessible to visitors using public transportation.


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Visitors entrance: 
4, avenue du colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
75014 Paris 
(Place Denfert-Rochereau)

On foot

The museum entrance is located on Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, on the prolongation of Avenue du Général Leclerc, facing the entrance to the Catacombs

Public transportation

The museum is located on Place Denfert-Rochereau, which is a stop on the following lines:

  • Metro lines 4 and 6
  • RER B 
  • Bus 38, 68, 88, 216, Orlybus
  • Vélib : station René Coty - Place Denfert-Rochereau
By car

Five minutes from the Boulevard Péripherique and Porte d’Orleans via Avenue du Général Leclerc.

Opening hours

The museum is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entrance at 5:30 p.m.; rooms close at 5:45 p.m.)

Visit conditions


The permanent collection, temporary exhibition and conference room areas can be visited by the disabled, except for Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy’s command post, which is located twenty meters under the museum and is accessible only by stairway.

A virtual 360° visit on a tablet is available upon request from the museum reception desk for those who are unable to visit the command post.

The subtitling of audiovisual presentations in French and English is designed to facilitate comprehension by foreigners and the hearing disabled, who will also benefit from magnetic loop installations.


Bags that are smaller than aircraft cabin size (55 cm H x 35 cm W x 20 cm D) must be left in the cloakroom. Bags that are larger than this are not allowed on the museum premises. 

Group visits

Groups of up to 18 participants may visit the museum.


We aim to do our best to ensure visitor security. 

The museum applies the preventive measures listed in the Vigipirate Emergency Attack Plan implemented by the French government for cultural heritage establishments. At the museum entrance, bags, luggage and clothing that might contain objects prohibited in City of Paris museums systematically undergo a visual check. Museum guards may take additional precautions if necessary, without previous notice.

Please excuse us for any inconvenience caused by these measures and checks.


Access to the permanent collections is free of charge for all visitors.
Rates for temporary exhibition may vary:  for more details, please consult the pertinent pages.

Behind the Scenes at the Worksite

25 August 2019 – 13 January 2020
Free entrance for all visitors

Rates for activities

  • Visitors
  • Families
  • Groups
  • School groups
  • Disabled visitors

See also