Useful information to help you find your way to the Grande Halle de la Villette
Admission & Directions
The Grande Halle de la Villette is located in the North-East of Paris, in the 19th arrondissment.
Exhibition opening hours
Every day: 8:00am to midnight (last session 10:00pm)*.
Thursdays 12 and 19 September: 8:00am to 10:30pm.
Sunday 22 September: 8:00am to 9:30pm (last entrance 7:30pm).
Closure of the first galleries will begin 30 minutes before close of exhibition.
Onsite ticketing office
Daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm
We advise you to purchase your tickets in advance. Purchase of tickets on-site for entry on same day is subject to availability. Availability on Ticketmaster reflects reality; no additional tickets are available on-site.
It is highly recommended to come to La Villette by public transport.
Metro: Line 5 – Porte de Pantin or Line 7 – Porte de La Villette Bus: Lines 75, 151 – Porte de Pantin or lines 139, 150, 152 – Porte de La Villette Tram: Line 3b – Porte de Pantin, Elle Fitzgerald or Porte de La Villette
Bike track along the Canal de l’Ourcq – Vélib station: Porte de La Villette, Porte de Pantin, Quai de Metz, Rue Rouvet – Bike parking: On the esplanade in front of the Cité des Sciences
Other means of transport
Taxi: taxi rank at 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès by the Café des Concerts. Train: direct train access from the Gare du Nord, the Gare de l’Est and the Gare d’Austerlitz. Car: car park closest to the Grande Halle is the south car park “parking SUD La Villette – Cité de la Musique” with a capacity of 250 spaces. Access at 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, underneath the Philharmonie 2 concert hall.
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Frequently asked questions
The exhibition includes 150 authentic objects, all of which are from the tomb of Tutankhamun which dates back to the 18th dynasty (over 3300 years ago).
The Funerary Mask is at its home at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and will eventually go on view with the entire Tutankhamun collection at the forthcoming Grand Egyptian Museum. It is a very popular object that traveled in the 1970s and many people have fond memories of it. Because it is such an iconic world treasure, the Egyptian government has decided it will never travel again so that it can remain for posterity.
The tour is self-guided so you may spend as much time as you like. Average length of stay is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Yes! The wonders of ancient Egypt are compelling to all ages and the exhibition will appeal to children of all ages.
Works may be photographed for personal or private use only. Due to the delicate nature of the artefacts, flash photography is not permitted. Filming is not permitted.
A coat check service is provided for storing large bags, rucksacks, helmets etc. at a price of €3 to €5 per item. It is located to the right of the entrance to the Grande Halle, next to the Pavillon Janvier. Current French anti-terrorist regulations (“Vigipirate”) prohibit large bags, rucksacks, helmets, etc. being taken into the exhibition. For more information on bag storage services in Paris: https://www.parisinfo.com/cross_selling/transport?type=11
Small folding single pushchairs are permitted. Large single, twin or triple pushchairs are not permitted in the exhibition.
Backpack baby carriers with a metal frame are not permitted in the exhibition.
Disabled visitors can view all of the exhibition as well as the shop. There will be no need to backtrack in order to exit; all visitors leave by a different door at the end of the visit.
However, wheelchairs are not available for hire on site.
Visitors in a wheel chair have access to all of the exhibition, however, there are no wheel chairs available to be borrowed or hired, only for use in the event of an emergency.
Yes, there will be benches positioned at different stages of the exhibition so visitors can take a break.
Only guide dogs are permitted.