Accessibility at the Palais

As a public cultural establishment, the mission of the Palais de la Porte Dorée is to welcome all kinds of public, taking into account their diversity and any specific needs. Below you will find some practical information on building accessibility and the available facilities. 

Un visiteur en fauteuil roulant
Photo : Cyril Zannettacci © Palais de la Porte Dorée

At the corner of Place Édouard Renard and Rue Armand Rousseau, a handicap ramp provides access for visitors with reduced mobility. A stabilised pathway leads to an elevator located behind the administrative entrance, to the right of the main entrance.

Rampe d'accessibilité au Palais
© Palais de la Porte Dorée

The facilities in place allow handicapped visitors to access the entire building. The ground floor hosts the Hall of Honour (cloakroom, reception desk, ticket office, café, single-sex toilets), the auditorium, the Forum, the historic salons and the Marie Curie hall.

The Tropical Aquarium is on the garden level, accessible via the staircase or an elevator located to the left of the café.

The Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration is on the second floor, accessible via the staircase or an elevator located to the right of the ticket office.

Parking for handicapped visitors

A parking spot is reserved on Avenue Armand Rousseau opposite the access ramp, along with two spots within the Palace premises.

Other adapted parking spots are located close by: 15 avenue du Général Laperrine (70 metres away), 1 and 3 Avenue Armand Rousseau (60 metres away).

To gain access to the establishment’s parking spots, visitors are invited to contact us by email at, prior to your visit.

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Reception and services

Staff at the Palais receive regular training on welcoming handicapped visitors.

  • Wheelchairs or cane seats are available for loan free of charge at the cloakroom, on deposit of proof of ID, within the limits of available wheelchairs and seats.
  • An induction loop is available for use by visitors.
  • Audiophone equipment for guided visits is compatible with hearing devices.
  • Service dogs are welcome at the Palais.
Handicap moteur

Handicapped access

Access to all areas of the Palais is free to handicapped visitors and their chaperones.

Langage des signes

Visits in French Sign Language

Guided visits of the monument in French Sign Language are regularly available, for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Handicap visuel

Sensory visits

We offer sensory visits accessible to blind or partially blind visitors on an occasional basis to discover the history and architecture of the Palais.

Soufflage pour personne malvoyante ou non-voyante

Le Palais de la Porte Dorée est partenaire de l’association Souffleurs de Sens. Grâce à son service Souffleurs d'Images, une personne aveugle ou malvoyante peut être accompagnée par un bénévole qui lui décrit la visite du monument, de l’Aquarium tropical, du Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration ou de ses expositions. Ce service est proposé gratuitement.
Vous êtes aveugle ou malvoyant(e) et vous souhaitez vous renseigner ou demander un soufflage ? Vous pouvez contacter l’association par téléphone au 06 40 65 69 38 ou par email à Demandes de soufflage au minimum 15 jours avant la date de visite souhaitée.

Admission - handicapped visitors

  • Free admission to the Museum and the Aquarium (advance reservation is strongly recommended))
  • Reduced rate for guided visits and shows: €9 instead of €12.
  • Reduced rate for family workshops: €9 instead of €12
  • Online reservation : Ticketing

An app for exploring the Palais

Application mobile
Application mobile
© Palais de la Porte Dorée

The official visiting app for the Palais de la Porte Dorée is available to guide you in your discovery of the monument.

It’s an excellent way to explore the Palais at your own pace, stopping at strategic places to listen to the theme-based visits recorded by our mediators.


Group visit options

Un groupe vu de haut
© Palais de la Porte Dorée
  • Self-guided visits (without a tour guide) of the Monument, the Museum and the Aquarium are free for groups of handicapped visitors. Please reserve at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Guided visits (with a tour guide) are at a reduced rate of €100 for groups with a connection to accessibility. Please reserve at least 4 weeks in advance.

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Registre Accessibilité EPPPD
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Accessibility guide
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Grille tarifaire 2023
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Règlement de visite de l'établissement
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