When you’re done, don’t forget to browse the new Monnaie de Paris store before heading out to one of the courtyards. This city within a city was renovated by the architect Philippe Prost. “We restored everything we could, sticking as closely as possible to the designs drawn up by the original architect, Jean-Denis Antoine. The museum, courtyards and other spaces feature contemporary elements, sympathetic to the neo-classical architecture, with metal used in places to mirror the industrial activity of the Monnaie de Paris.”
Because you don’t have to pay to enter the site from quai de Conti or rue Guénégaud, it makes a great stop-off on a city walk, especially if you squeeze in a visit to the new Le Frappé café and terrace by Bloom, another MétaLmorphose addition.
Monnaie de Paris
Museum. Closed Monday. From 11 am to 7 pm, thursday until 9 pm.
Store. Closed Monday. From 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.
Café Frappé par Bloom. Closed Monday.
Restaurant Guy Savoy. Phone: 01 43 80 40 61.