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The manufacturing secrets of the Monnaie de Paris

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Under the zenithal canopy of the apse of the grand mint stands the statue of Fortune.

Bernard Touillon

The money of Paris is revealed in front of the Seine. The manufacture looks like a palace. 11 Conti, new monetary museum, share his treasures. Welcome to the intimate of creation.

From the coin that holds in the palm of your hand to the palace stretching on the Seine between the Louvre and the Pont Neuf, the creative adventure that invites the Money of Paris savored like a treasure hunt, at 11 Conti

A monumental 18th century facade, signed Jacques-Denis Antoine, for the last factory in activity within

Bernard Touillon

Left bank, one heritage discovery as exceptional as it is unpublished with bird's eye view of the Secret Garden of the mint workshops where fifteen crafts have been practiced in secret for centuries. After six years of impressive work led by architects Philippe Prost for new buildings and the overall redevelopment of the site of more than one hectare and Hervé Baptiste, for the interventions on the parts classified as historical monuments, the course of the crafts and the rooms of exhibition of the new museum of 11 Conti are finally revealed.

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Under the zenithal canopy of the apse of the grand mint stands the statue of Fortune.

Bernard Touillon

Under the direction of architect Philippe Prost, the boutique of the Monnaie de Paris rises to 17 meters.

Bernard Touillon

At the heart of the factory that tells 1,150 years of history of coinage, the museum has its roots deep in the history of France. In elegant scenography and pedagogue, its heritage collections reveal to visitors the manufacturing secrets creations of the Monnaie de Paris.

The museum of 11 Conti deploys its volumes in a multi-sensory journey.

Bernard Touillon

Foundry, carving workshops, patina, large coinage, art of engraving ... underline the permanence of knowledge-make in an experimental course. Because it's all about transmit a living legacy ! The craftsmen work is in the spotlight and the metal in all its states, raw or transformed, read as a work of art or outcome of technical progress, revive a mirror perception of civilizations and the history of peoples.

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In the vault, a very real legend: the golden louis of the Trésor de la rue Mouffetard.

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Four priceless treasures are presented for the first time at the museum: those of Hue and rue Mouffetard, Authieux and Slot Ter Hooge. Thought like an art galleryThe Monnaie de Paris shop, located in the former foundry of the Royal Manufacture, is refined to the vertigo.

In the shop windows, a symbolic cornucopia and the enlargement of "different currencies".

Bernard Touillon

Major challenges, the restoration of symbolic spaces linking heritage and modernity.

Bernard Touillon

The new boutique of the Monnaie de Paris, in the former foundry of the Royal Manufacture.

Bernard Touillon

And if the new coffee "Struck by Bloom" is a gourmet stop in the courtyard of the meridienne, the gastronomic restaurant Guy Savoy and his felted lounges signed Jean-Michel Wilmotte, deserve more than ever every detours.

Money of Paris

Museum of 11 Conti.

11, Quai de Conti, 75006.

Such. 01 40 46 56 66.

monnaiedeparis.fr

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