Musée de la Monnaie de Paris
Lonely Planet review for Musée de la Monnaie de Paris
Closed for renovations at the time of writing, the Parisian Mint Museum traces the history of French coinage from antiquity onwards, with displays that help to bring to life this otherwise niche subject. It’s housed in the 18th-century royal mint, the Hôtel de la Monnaie, which is still used by the Ministry of Finance to produce commemorative medals and coins.
The overhaul of this sumptuous neoclassical building with one of the longest facades on the Seine is slated to incorporate triple Michelin starred chef Guy Savoy’s new cafe and restaurant.