Musée de l’Institut du Monde Arabe
1, rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 5th
Tel 01 40 51 38 38
Within its nine floors of glass and steel designed by Jean Nouvel, the Institut du Monde Arabe is a multidisciplinary cultural center and museum on all aspects of the Arab world.
Opening Hours: Daily except Monday from 10am-6pm.
Tickets : Entry to the museum is €5;reduced rate of €4for visitors under 26. Prices for temporary exhibitions range between €8-€10.
Free Entrance: Kids under 12.
Info and Services: In addition to the permanent and temporary collections, the Institut du Monde Arabe houses an excellent bookshop with books in English, a library (free entrance and resources are available in English), a café and a panoramic restaurant on the ninth floor. Across the entrance, the medina combines an Arabian crafts market with a tea room.
Heather’s notes: There’s no fee to simply enter the building and, when the weather is nice, the open terrace deck on the top floor. Great views over Notre Dame and the Ile-St-Louis!