In context : A case in Time : clocks, quadrants or meridians in Paris
(From : Orsay Museum). Follow Voltaire embankment eastbound up to de Conti embankment and the final stop (another meridian here). You're now in the Latin Quarter for going on with your walk or finding transportation to get home instead.
Will you be up to the challenge ?
- 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.
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.
- Opening hours - Monday to saturday, 10am-6pm