Shows of the Cité de l'Histoire

Three immersive experiences

This journey through time to none other like is enabled by the use of the latest technologies of show and immersive experience. Discover the main shows of the Cité de l'Histoire.

Background Spectacles

6000m2 FOR TIME TRAVEL

With the Cité de l'Histoire, take an unforgettable time trip and discover the great events of the past.

The new technologies serve the history of France and the world, with three main attractions: the Immersive Path on the history of France, the 360° Ellipse on a historical figure, the Timeline on the history of humanity.

Extend the experience with the virtual reality journey!

A unique

place

3 hours

of travel

In 2022

opening of the Cité

Immersive journey through the centuries

LA CLEF DES SIÈCLES

This life-size tour invites you to go back in time. From room to room, from character to event, visitors embark on an exciting journey through the history of France.

A MULTI-SENSORY EXPERIENCE

State-of-the-art technologies enable sensations to be multiplied, for a breathtaking realism. Temperature, humidity, sounds, textures, drafts, movements… the experience is multiple. The principle is to allow visitors to touch past centuries.

A STORY FOR ALL

Young and old alike rediscover their history on a real scale. This course offers several levels of reading, to intrigue and excite all audiences. The voices of Franck Ferrand and Anissa Haddadi accompany this comeback full of surprises.

Be the privileged witnesses of the great events of the history of France!

12

centuries of history

40 min

of sensory and visual experience

17

rooms retracing different eras

360° Ellipse

HUGO, THE REVOLUTIONS MAN

This 360° video projection show gives you an ultra immersive experience of a key moment in human adventure. At the heart of the action, spectators are drawn into the life of a major historical figure.

A 360° CROSS PROJECTION

Within a vast elliptical-shaped arena, each one places himself where he wants to admire the spectacle that takes place all around the spectators. Videomapping, Amaclio’s original technique, embraces the reliefs of monuments and highlights them.

VICTOR HUGO, 19TH CENTURY ICON

The first show is about the life of Victor Hugo, a formidable witness to the evolutions and revolutions of his century, the 19th century. The 360° ellipse allows us to understand through the image and the text this period of profound upheavals for France.

Experience a complete immersion with an iconic historical figure!

30 min

show

360°

full immersion

700 m2

of projection surface

Historical timeline

THE CORRIDOR OF TIME

This giant, digital and interactive timeline is accessible continuously within the Cité de l'Histoire.

THE LARGEST TIMELINE IN THE WORLD

By its size and its concept, this Corridor of time is innovative. Very visual, the timeline allows visitors to freely discover 400 major dates in the history of the world. In a free space wandering, 25 touch terminals are available to the public and serve as support for an interactive projection full of surprises.

HISTORY THROUGH CURIOSITY

Young and old alike enjoy choosing the dates and events that intrigue them, to learn more about some of the most important stages in the history of humanity.

Take the corridors of time and discover the secrets of humanity!

400

historical dates available

25 terminals

touch to navigate

15 periods

of human history


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.

ETERNAL NOTRE-DAME

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