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The National Archives welcome you North-Eastern Paris to discover this contemporary monument behind the scenes and know more about French History since the Revolution.
Language: French speaking visit only
In the company of an employee from the Public department of awareness, you will learn about the classification and labelling of an inventoried document, how it is conserved, where it is transited upon a request. What precious documents are kept in these kilometres of archives? Can we have access to all public documents?
This site in Pierrefitte conserves the archives of France dating from 1789. The Declaration of Human rights and of Citizens opens this collection. In the 270 kilometers long archives you’ll also be able to find the different political regimes of the nineteenth century, the two World Wars, the records of the occupation, the constitution of the fifth republic, among others. For example, the National Archives conserve the naturalization records but also the archives of the presidents which you can see on entering one of the archives stocks.
On pushing the doors of this new building, you will discover the National Archives, a large building designed by Massimiliano Fuksas. The vast reception areas are appropriate for viewing and understanding the works of artists: Susanna Fritscher, Antony Gormley and Pascal Convert. This contemporary building is also perfect to welcome business events.
-In the same area: don't miss rich cultural visits of the Saint-Denis Basilica or of the art and history museum of Saint-Denis. If you like sport, you should also check activities to do in the Stade de France.
-You can also look at all the order free of charge guided visits.