Hôtel de la Monnaie

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In context : Odeon and Saint-Germain : welcome to Paris showpieces

(From : Mazarine Library). The Hôtel de Monnaie is located just nearby the previous stop.

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  • The meridian of the Hôtel de la Monnaie

    One can see it when the museum is open. It's hiding in one of the courtyard of the Hôtel. Find it ! But, what is a meridian anyway ? Well, look elsewhere on this website, maybe around Saint-Sulpice square, and you may well find out.

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The Hôtel de la Monnaie is currently closed for renovation and extension work until the end of 2013. The new complex will add, notably, a gastronomy restaurant led by French famous chef Guy Savoy.

The XVIIIth century building, laid out by architect Jacques Denis Antoine, has become the Musée de la Monnaie de Paris, and belongs to the French institution responsible for the minting of money. First inaugurated in 1833, the current museum is open since 1991.

It houses a vast collection of coins from 110 different countries, as well as medals and tools. Temporary exhibitions, sometimes unrelated to the museum's theme, are also organized.

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  • Opening hours - Monday to saturday, 10am-6pm
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