Monnaie de Paris, Paris

3.9
#66 of 180 in Museums in Paris
The Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) is a government-owned institution responsible for producing France's euro coins. Founded in 864 AD, it is the world's oldest continuously-running minting institution operating from two sites, one in Paris and one in Pessac. Administratively speaking, the "Direction of Coins and Medals", the national mint is an administration of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Many ancient coins are housed in the collections maintained there. Though in the Middle Ages there were numerous other mints in provincial cities officially issuing legitimate French coinage struck in the name of the ruler, the Monnaie de Paris has always been the prime issuer.
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  • While not terribly interested in the history of coins, or in coin collecting, I thus found the museum itself dull. On the other hand, I have visited a good number of temporary art exhibitions, which.....  more »
  • The Monnaie de Paris (The former Mint of Paris) is a historic building with salons facing the river Seine. Apart from machines, particular historic coins, it hosts temporary art exhibitions. From...  more »
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  • Less imposing than other Parisian museums we saw delightful cutting edge show on Grayson Perry. Corridors and labyrinth of spaces and riverside views makes it a great film shoot/photography location too. Helpful staff. Just around the corner from famous St German cafés and galleries.
  • Absolutely amazing museum, you definitely should not miss it. Try to go there on the few days a week when actual craftsmen show you how metals are produced

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