Practical Information

Prepare your visit

Find here all the practical information to prepare your visit to the Cité de l'Histoire.





Closed (outside school holidays)






10am-9pm (New opening times from 09/02: 10am-7pm)


10am-9pm (New opening times from 09/02: 10am-8pm)





Line 1 - La Défense


Line A - La Défense


T2 - La Défense


Lines L and U - La Défense


Westfield Les 4 Temps



La Cité de l’Histoire

Under the Grande Arche

1 parvis de la Défense

92800 Puteaux

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Tickets and prices

Classic rate

23,99 €

Reduced rate

18,99 €

Group rate

18,99 €

Free entrance

Under 7 years old


Beneficiaries of the reduced pricing

Under 18 years

Upon presentation of official identification.


On presentation of a proof of education or a student card.

Job-seekers and recipients of social security benefits

On presentation of proof.

Annual or monthly Navigo Pass holders

Upon presentation of the Navigo card.

Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person*

Upon presentation of the card. *Access details on our dedicated page

The Cité de l'Histoire is working to make itself increasingly accessible to different audiences.


Disabled / reduced mobility people

The Cité de l'Histoire is accessible to people with a disability or with a reduced mobility. All activities are wheelchair accessible. Find the specific itinerary for people with reduced mobility from the various points of La Défense on our dedicated page.

Provide a wheelchair

If you have difficulty walking or standing, you can borrow a wheelchair at the reception desk of the Cité de l'Histoire. Reservation required via the contact form: please specify the date and time of arrival. The customer service will confirm the availability of the chair.

Locker room

It is possible to leave your personal belongings in a personal and secure locker at the cloakroom of the Cité de l'Histoire.

You can get rid of your jackets and coats, small backpacks or handbags, to make the most of the different activities. Large bags and suitcases are not accepted.


The main activities of the City of History are translated into English.

360° Ellipse

An audio headset translates the show simultaneously. To be recovered at the entrance of the animation.


The timeline has not yet been translated into English.

Immersive tour

An audio headset translates the show simultaneously. To be recovered at the entrance of the animation.



It is recommended to arrive within the first half hour of the time indicated on your ticket in order to enjoy the various activities in the time allotted. Each ticket is part of a three-hour slot (example: 10am-1pm), which allows you to tour the various shows of the Cité de l'Histoire.

Attention: the last entry into the City takes place two hours before closing.

School groups

Are you looking for an original and enriching school outing for your students?

The Cité de l'Histoire is the ideal place to explore the history of mankind in a fun and interactive way. We offer a personalized welcome and full support in organizing your visit, both in advance and on site.

What's more, a teaching aid adapted to your class level is available free of charge before your visit.

For booking inquiries, please contact:


For the festive season, a birthday or any other occasion, surprise your loved ones with a gift voucher for the Cité de l'Histoire.


Do you have a question? The answer is probably here! If this is not the case, go to the Contact page to write to our customer service.

It is strongly recommended to purchase your ticket online, in advance.

We cannot guarantee the availability of the ticket at the time of your choice if you buy it on site, however a physical ticket office allows you to buy the tickets directly at the Cité de l'Histoire if you wish.

The reduced rate applies to under-18s, students, job seekers and beneficiaries of social minima, holders of an annual Navigo Pass, as well as persons with disabilities (80%) and their accompanying person. There is also a group rate (from 4 people, accessible online only). Access to the Cité de l'Histoire is free for children under the age of 7.

To fully enjoy all the activities of the Cité de l'Histoire, count about three hours of visit. The tickets correspond to a three-hour slot. You can organize your track as you wish, and you can also extend the experience of the Cité de l'Histoire by taking advantage of its Restaurant, Boutique and Bookshop.

For reasons of gauge, the Cité de l'Histoire tickets are neither exchangeable nor refundable. Please make sure you are available on the date of your ticket.

People with reduced mobility are of course welcome at the Cité de l'Histoire. All activities are accessible to people with motor disabilities. Wheelchairs can also be borrowed at the Cité’s reception desk: reservation required via the contact form at the top of the page. If you suffer from blindness, deafness, cognitive impairment or a disorder such as epilepsy, we invite you to contact us before your visit, so that we can advise you as best as possible.

Spend your day at the Cité de l'Histoire

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.

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The Bookshop

Free access

Within the Cité de l'Histoire, the Bookshop and its large shelves invite the curious to discover many works of historians.

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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.

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A real jump in time


At the gates of Paris, go back in time and discover the most beautiful pages of the history of humanity within the Cité de l'Histoire. Through technological and ultra-immersive shows and animations, young and old 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 designed by Franck Ferrand, directed by Thierry Rétif and produced by Amaclio Productions, a company known for its great immersive historical shows.