Dive into the
heart of history!

Come and immerse yourself in the heart of the greatest sagas of human adventure thanks to the Cité de l'Histoire. By Amaclio Productions, in collaboration with Franck Ferrand. Opening in the fall of 2022 in Paris La Défense.


Immersive journey

Be the privileged witnesses of the great events of French History. Let yourself be guided!

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360° Ellipse

Experience a perfect immersion with an iconic historical figure.

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Timeline

Follow the corridors of time and discover the secrets of humanity.

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A real immersion in the past

3 UNIQUE EXPERIENCES TO TRAVEL THROUGH HISTORY

At the gates of Paris, go back in time and discover the most beautiful pages of the History of mankind within the Cité de l'Histoire. Thanks to technological and ultra-immersive shows and animations, children and adults relive the great events of the past, meet the emblematic figures of French history and experience new emotions!

Three main attractions, a space entirely dedicated to History, a universe inspired by different eras ... all imagined by Franck Ferrand, directed by Thierry Rétif and produced by Amaclio Productions, a company known for its great historical immersive shows.

01


IMMERSIVE JOURNEY

- THE KEY OF CENTURIES -

Be the privileged witnesses of the great events and anonymous scenes that have shaped the History of France.

From scene to scene, guided by actors, let yourself be led by the characteristic voice of Franck Ferrand to discover the rich hours of our history.

A 4 dimensional journey accessible continuously, for a complete immersion in the French epic.

40 min

of sensory
and visual experiences

17

rooms tracing
different periods of history

12

centuries of history

  • 1954

    De Gaulle at the Boisserie

  • 1944

    An act of resistance

  • 1918

    A World War I battery

  • 1900

    La Belle Époque

  • 1885

    A school of the French Third Republic

02


360° ELLIPSE

– HUGO, THE REVOLUTIONS MAN –

Experience a perfect immersion with an iconic historical figure.

The 360° video mapping on an old setting immerses the spectators in the life of a great character, halfway between cinema and immersive spectacle.

Within an arena, several times a day, there is a great visual and sound show written by Franck Ferrand.

30 min

of show

360°

a full immersion

700 m2

of projection surface

03


HISTORICAL TIMELINE

– THE CORRIDOR OF TIME –

Travel the corridors of time and discover the secrets of humanity.

The giant, digital and interactive timeline allows visitors to discover 400 major dates in the history of the world. An open-access space with 26 touch terminals allowing to show on the wall the animated illustration of the selected date.

400

historical dates to discover

26

Tactile terminals to navigate through the centuries

15

periods of history


PRACTICAL INFO

The Cité de l'Histoire is located in Paris-La Défense, under the Grande Arche. It will open its doors to the public at the end of 2022.

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Dates

Starting December 2022

Subway

Line 1 : La Défense (Grande Arche)

RER

Ligne A : La Défense


SPECIFIC TICKET -

Extend the virtual reality journey

The virtual reality experience «Eternal Notre-Dame», already offered to visitors since January 2022, allows to discover the Cathedral of Paris through the centuries and according to different points of view (Nave, frame, towers, street, etc.) and this in a multi-formatfree-roaming user.

Soon proposed under the forecourt of Notre-Dame, the experience is also welcomed by the Cité de l'Histoire.

SPECIFIC TICKET -

A specific ticket is required to complete his experience at the Cité de l'Histoire with a virtual reality tour.

Discover Eternal Notre-Dame

45 min

virtual reality experience

850 years

of time travel

30

simultaneous visitors

The Shop - free access

Keep a souvenir of the Cité de l'Histoire! In the Shop, find different items in the colors of the City and different eras of history.

The Bookshop - free access

Keep a souvenir of the Cité de l'Histoire! In the Shop, find different items in the colors of the City and different eras of history.

The Restaurant - free access

For lunch or a break between two activities, the Restaurant welcomes visitors to the Cité de l'Histoire as well as visitors passing through.