Launch a memorable event at the heart of the 12th arrondissement and greet your guests in a unique place!

5 minutes away from Porte de Bercy and Porte de Vincennes, 12 minutes away from Gare de Lyon railway station, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is the perfect place to organize events for your clients, partners or staff, whether in the daytime or in the evening.

This outstanding Art Déco monument, built in 1931 by Albert Laprade, houses two scientific and cultural projects: the Tropical Aquarium and the National Museum of the History of Immigration. The Palais, through its great programme and burning topicality will offer your guests a fabulous and unforgettable experience.

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Palais de la Porte Dorée © O.Tavares

Palais de la Porte Dorée © O.Tavares

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 at the same level
  • An auditorium seating 180 guests
  • Five meeting rooms for 20 to 80 guests - all of them sunlit except one, provided with projection screens
  • A 1400m2 outer court enhanced by a landscaped garden
  • A tropical aquarium suitable for a reception during a private visit of 150 to 200 guests
  • 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 guests
  • An inside café and a pop-up terrace in summertime

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 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). 

From mid-May to mid-October, the Palais hosts the pop-up terrace Poisson Lune in summertime: cool vibes only! Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm-12am

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. 

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.

Direction du développement, des publics et de la communication
Isabelle PERNIN, Responsable du service Mécénat et développement commercial
Elisa NICOLAS, Chargée d’activités commerciales
Reservations and quotes on request: