THE PALAIS GALLIERA

The Palais Galliera is the fashion museum of the city of Paris. It was built by a duchess who wanted to bequeath her collection of artworks. Today it is home to an incredible collection of clothing, underwear, and accessories, presented exclusively during temporary exhibits.

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Palais Galliera

A LITTLE HISTORY

Opened in 1977 in a building constructed by the Duchess de Galliera, who wanted to leave her art collection to the city of Paris, the Palais Galliera is now the fashion museum of the city of Paris. It only presents temporary exhibitions, because of the fragile nature of the works shown. These collections include suits from the 18th and 19th centuries, designer evening gowns from the 19th and 20th centuries, and contemporary designs. Underwear, accessories, and photographs complete this collection, giving visitors a unique look into the world of fashion and outfits. Exhibitions at the Palais Galliera include spotlights on designers or on specific periods in the history of fashion. They are also sometimes held in other places, such as the Cité de la mode et du design. They are offered for several months around a variety of themes. The museum also offers activities for children and adolescents, fashion workshops and special activities. 

 

The museum is closed between exhibitions, so it is best to check with them before heading to the Palais Galliera. Nevertheless, the neo-Renaissance building, from the end of the 19th century, tucked away in its garden, is worth the visit alone.

Visit the Palais Galliera website (nouvelle fenêtre)
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Address 

10, avenue Pierre Ier de Serbie - 75116 Paris

Opening Hours 

The Palais Galliera is open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed Mondays and public holidays.
* Subject to change

Getting There 

  • Take the RER C to Pont de l'Alma station. Walk 12 minutes along the Alma bridge, the Place de l'Alma, and Avenue du Président-Wilson.
  • You can take Metro line 9 to Iéna or Alma-Marceau station, then it's just a 5-minute walk to the palace along Avenue du Président-Wilson.