Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine

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The Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine (Architecture and Heritage City) is a museum of architecture and monumental sculpture located in the Palais de Chaillot (Trocadéro), in Paris, France. Its permanent collection is also known as Musée national des monuments français (National Museum of French Monuments). It was established in 1879 by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. The museum was renovated in 2007 and covers 9,000 square meters of gallery space.[1] Alongside temporary exhibitions, it is made of three permanent exhibits :

  • Galerie des moulages: casts of monumental French architecture from the 12th to the 18th centuries, such as portals of cathedrals.
  • Galerie des peintures murales et des vitraux: copies of murals and stained glasses from French Romanesque and Gothic churches.
  • Galerie moderne et contemporaine: models of French and international architecture from 1850 to the present day.

The Cité also houses:

The Cité supported the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture launch in 2006 by the architect and professor Jana Revedin. Placed under the patronage of the UNESCO from 2010, the prize is awarded to 5 architects every year since 2007, at the Cité.[2]


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  1. ^ Cour des Comptes report, p.27[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Global Award for Sustainable Architecture". Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine. Retrieved 2020-06-01.

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Coordinates: 48°51′46″N 2°17′19″E / 48.8627°N 2.2885°E / 48.8627; 2.2885