Arab World Institute

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1, Rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-140513838
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids

This unique museum was founded in 1980 with the joint effort of the North African nations and France and 18 Middle East nations in 1980. The primary reason for the establishment of the museum was to encourage ‘cross-cultural dialogue’. Today the museum has become the home of a research center, temporary exhibitions, and a venue for hosting concerts and film screenings. As you travel around Paris, it will be hard to miss this magnificent museum. The stunning architectural design done by Jean Nouvel is bound to attract your attention. The story goes that Jean Nouvel took aspiration from the traditional latticed-wood windows called ‘mashrabiya’ – the photo-electrically sensitive glass walls that regulate the amount of sun rays entering inside the building.

The upper floors of the museum display artifacts belonging to both the Middle East and the North Africa. Climb up to the 9th floor observation terrace to see the incredible views of the surrounding region.

  • Two wheelers are available for disabled people
  • Guide dogs are allowed at the property. 

  • Reduced price (for job seekers; group of friends from 6 person; tour guides; disabled; journalists; speakers; Arab diplomatic card): 6€ (EUR)
  • Young people (under 26), non-Eu nationals: 4€ (EUR)

  • Holidays: 10am - 7pm (office closes 45 minutes before the closing time)

  • Metro: Jussieu, lines 7 , line10.
  • Bus: 24, 63, 86, 87,89

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  • Arab World Institute Address: 1, Rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
  • Arab World Institute Contact Number: +33-140513838
  • Arab World Institute Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Arab World Institute Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Arab World Institute(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Arab World Institute: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 1.31% of people who visit Paris include Arab World Institute in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Arab World Institute visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Arab World Institute

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

88.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Arab World Institute

People normally club together Rue Cler and Luxembourg Palace while planning their visit to Arab World Institute.

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  • The architecture of the building is very interesting, with Arabic geometric motifs all around. And you could take the lift to the 9th floor to have a panoramic view of the Seine and the Notre-Dame, for free! Good for a quick visit if you are not interested in the exhibitions inside the Centre.

  • The free entry to the top is great, it gives you the best view of the Notre Dame. Sadly I hadn't had enough time to check the entire place out but from what I can tell it's definitely worth visiting.

  • This institute is worth a visit. From the terrace on the 9 th floor you can take lovely pics. And don't forget do drink a 'the a la menthe' .

  • Wonderful views from the terrace on the top floor. The mechanism on the windows looks interesting too, and it would be a good and beautiful way to save energy if it worked.

  • Loved the building. It's a really Nice place to visit.

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