Address: 1, Rue des Fossés St. Bernard, Paris 5
Metro: Jussieu, Cardinal-Lemoine, Sully-Morland
Hours: The Museum of the Arab World is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and open on Saturday, Sunday, as well a public holidays from 10 am to 7 pm. Last admission 45 minutes before closing times.
Fees: 8 €
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 51 38 38
The Institution of the Arab World, located in an ultra modern building yet with an Arabic / Islamic touch, was built by Jean Nouvel.
18 Arabic countries, along with France, decided to open the Arab World Institution to bring awareness about their cultures and values, along with science and technology.
Inside you can find Islamic art and scientific objects from the 9th century to present time, including but not limited to sculptures, ceramics and miniatures.
There is a library, as well as exhibition halls, to display information and art related to the Arab world. Meanwhile, don’t miss the rooftop restaurant.
The library is open from 1 pm to 8 pm and closed on Sundays and Mondays and public holidays. The library was closed for a period of time, and re-opened in 2015.