In the heart of the 12th arrondissement, open the Golden Door and greet your guests ! 

Five minutes from the Porte de Bercy and the Porte de Vincennes, 12 minutes from the Gare de Lyon railway station, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is the ideal place for organizing events for your clients, partners or staff, in daytime or in the evening.

An exceptional Art Deco monument built in 1931 by Albert Laprade, it houses two scientific and cultural projects, the Tropical Aquarium and the National Museum of the History of Immigration, whose programming and topicality will offer your guests a very pleasant and memorable experience.

Download the brochure (FR)  for venue hire

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Le forum, photo Lorenzö, © Palais de la Porte Dorée

Venue hire spaces

For your professional gatherings, seminars, evening events for clients, product launches, fashion shows, gala dinners, product presentations, film shoots, or private visits, the Palais de la Porte Dorée offers these facilities: 

  • Three large reception areas
  • An auditorium seating 180 persons
  • Five meeting rooms for 20 to 80 persons
  • A 1400m2 outer court enhanced by a landscaped garden
  • A tropical aquarium suitable for a reception during a private visit of 150 to 200 persons
  • An area leading to the permanent collection of the National Museum of the History of Immigration suitable for a reception during a private visit of 150 to 200 persons

Private or Guided Visits

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In addition to making these spaces available for private events, it is possible to organize private visits of the palace, the museum or the aquarium as well as the temporary exhibits in French, English, Spanish or German.

According to your requirements, specific themes can also be developed to meet your expectations.


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The Café Cana is open to the public (except Thursday and Friday) for hot and cold drinks, pastries and snacks.
La Table de Cana also caters for private events organized in the facilities of the Palais de la Porte Dorée (without exclusivity). 

Filming and Photography

The Palais de la Porte Dorée is particularly suited to filming and photography due to its style, scale, practical advantages and location.

It is particularly sought after by imaging professionals for its Art Deco decorative features (ironwork, frescoes, mosaics, lighting, handrails) or its more modern features, like the emergency staircase attached to the north façade with bridges and creepers giving it the look of an urban jungle. Its very original roof with a panoramic view of Paris is perfectly accessible to a small crew. 

The palace has already featured in music clips (“Every single night”, by Fiona Apple), advertising films (Orange, Gucci by Gucci by David Lynch, Renault), feature films (Luc Besson’s The Lady, Jean-Pierre Mocky’s Rouges étaient les Lilas), or publicity photos (Chloé, Lacoste...). 

General Conditions

Private events are scheduled in the facilities made available to them in daytime or in the evening, during opening or closing times, according to specifications to be respected and in conformity with the programming of the site. 

The hiring of facilities is dependent upon the timetable of slots left free by the institution’s programming of exhibitions, cultural, educational, scientific or artistic activities.

Direction du développement, des publics et de la communication
Isabelle PERNIN, Responsable du service Mécénat et développement commercial
Estelle COFFINET, Chargée d’activités commerciales
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