Located inside a former Carmelite convent, the Saint-Denis Museum of Art and History welcomes visitors by proposing various themes, including medieval architecture, the Paris Commune, and the life of poet Paul Éluard.

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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-Denis


The Saint-Denis Art and History museum is a particularly original place to visit. Notable residents at the building have included, between 1770 and 1787, Louise of France, the youngest daughter of Louis XV, who had the chapel built. In addition to the place's charm, its specificity also has to do with the diversity of its collections. There are rooms dedicated to the history of the convent and the daily life of the sisters, to the history of the Hôtel-Dieu, and to medieval architecture. The apothecary is considered as one of the most interesting in France, and the permanent exhibition related to the siege of the Paris Commune in 1870-1871 is sure to interest visitors. 


The Saint-Denis Museum of Art and History also has a very rich collection related to Paul Éluard, the city's native poet, as well as an interesting collection of prints and caricatures. Outside, visitors can also enjoy the Garden of the Five Senses between March and October. In addition to visiting exhibitions, there are also conferences and family workshops organised by the museum.

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22 bis rue Gabriel Péri - 93200 Saint-Denis

Opening Hours 

The museum is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays.
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Getting There 

Take Metro line 13 to Saint-Denis – porte de Paris station.
From there, it's a 3-minute walk along rue Gabriel-Péri to the museum entrance.
You can also take RER D or Transilien line H to Saint-Denis station.
The museum is a 10-minute walk from the train station.