Visitor information

MONUMENTA 2012 – Daniel Buren
Installation opens to the public from 10th May to 21st June 2012

Be careful, on 21st June 2012 (last day)
Admissions close at 6 pm
Access to the exhibition with day tickets until 6:30 pm
Access to the concert from 8:00 pm with free invitation downloadable on

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Nave of the Grand Palais – North entrance
Avenue G. Eisenhower 75008 Paris

Opening times
Daily except Tuesday
From 10:00-19:00, Mondays and Wednesdays
From 10:00-24:00, Thursdays to Sundays
Admissions close 45 minutes before exhibition closing.
Access with tickets 30 minutes before exhibition closing.

Metro: lines 1, 9, 13 / Station: Franklin Roosevelt, Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau
Bus: lines 28, 32, 42, 72, 73, 80, 83, 93

Admission to the exhibition gives free entry to the programme of same day evening events.

Standard admission: 5.00 euros

Concessions: 2.50 euros
Recipients of French State benefits, job-seeker's allowance (RMI / RMS /RSA), young people aged 13 to 18, art students (exc. auditeurs libres), holders of France's “Carte Famille Nombreuse”, job-seekers, vocational/professional pupils at Centres de Formation d’Apprentis, holders of valid tickets for the Triennale, the beneficiaries of certain exceptional initiatives and partnerships negotiated for the exhibition.

Free admission
Under-13s, employees or retired employees of the French Ministry for Culture and Communication (plus one guest), curatorial staff of French and international public museums, journalists (including the art press), Sésame subscribers (GNGP), holders of “Laisser Passer”, members of IACA and the Syndicat de la Presse Artistique, professional artists (painters, sculptors, print-makers) affiliated with the Maison des Artistes, wounded war veterans, civilian disabled people (in accordance with conditions laid down by the Maison Départementale des Personnes Handicapées), professional teachers accompanying school groups, official French national and regional tour guides/lecturers, members of ICOM / ICOMOS, educational and youth groups (leisure activities centres, holiday activity centres, MJC, CFA, etc.) taking part in a workshop or activity with a MONUMENTA cultural educator, the beneficiaries of certain exceptional initiatives and partnerships negotiated for the exhibition, all visitors after 8 pm during the Nuits des Musées (19th May 2012), holders of pre-reservation (download on after 8 pm during the Fête de la Musique (21st June 2012)

Admission plus guided tour: 9.00 euros
Giving access to a 90 minutes exhibition tour with cultural educator-guide.
Guided tours departures everyday except Tuesday at 10:30, 15:00, 17:00, + Thursday to Sunday at 19:00.

Pass: 10.00 euros

Group admission (unaccompanied visit)
80.00 euros (up to 30 people)

Group guided tour (with guide)
200.00 euros (up to 30 people)
Tour + Dance workshop, 90 minutes : 11.00 euros
Visitors encounter Daniel Buren’s artwork by creating a dialogue between their body and the art, through a practical dance workshop. The relationship to the body is part of the sensorial experience of the container and the contained. The spectators/actor is initiated to this aesthetic through movement associating ambulatory vision and work on the body.
May 17th 2012 at 5 pm
May 26th 2012 at 5 pm
June 16th 2012 at 5 pm

Family activities
Tour + Dance workshop, 90 minutes :
11 euros (standard admission), 9 euros (concession), under-13s (free admission). Under-13s have to be accompanied by an adult.

May 19th at 3 pm
June 3rd at 10:30 am
June 9th at 3 pm

School visits
FULL - Tour and workshop (2h): 90.00 Euros per group (up to 30 children)
FULL - Tour (1h30): 80.00 Euros per group (up to 30 children)
FULL - Student tour (IUFM, Higher education) 1h30: 140.00 Euros per group (up to 30 persons)

An initiative adapted to the needs of the disabled
In connection with MONUMENTA 2012, the Centre national des arts plastiques seeks to offer all publics the means for a privileged access to Daniel Buren’s work; for this reason adaptations for the needs of the disabled have been implemented.
For a handicap accessible version of the site go to here. (créer un lien vers site pour tous)

Visitors with visual deficiencies
Special attention has been given to visually impaired visitors. A free brochure in Braille and large characters with drawings and reliefis available at the welcome desk of the manifestation.

Visitors with auditory deficiencies
Special attention has also been given to visitors with limited or no hearing. A video in French sign language presents Daniel Buren’s project for MONUMENTA.
Four tours in French sign language conducted by a deaf cultural educator and translated by a full-hearing interpreter will be organized so those with auditory deficiencies may encounter contemporary art together with those who hear on the following days :

- Saturday, May 12th, at 11 am during the Nuits des Musées,
- Saturday, May, 19th, at 8.30 pm,
- Sunday, June 10th, at 2.30 pm,
- Sunday, June 17th, at 9 pm.

Visits in French Sign Language on reservation.
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French sign language facilitated learning is provided by the CNAP and BàBDP.

Visitors with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs
Wheelchair loan, adaptations and availability of information for the inaccessible parts of the exhibition.

Visitors with mental and psychic handicaps
Adapted tours and workshops.
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