Discover Paris' amazing history on the panoramic screens at The Paris Story - a great family attraction!

Located near the iconic Palais Garnier Opera House, the Paris Story is a theatre of 140 seats showing a fascinating and entertaining new film about the history of Paris. Using a mix of aerial footage shots by Yann Arthus Bertrand and compelling narration by Jean Réno, the Paris Story showcases Paris' secrets and unique tales from the city's history.

A visual treat, the Paris Story will take you on a journey through time from the beginning of its foundation, through the development of the city over its 2000 year history, to modern day!

Languages available : English, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Chinese. Shows daily at 10.00


  • Panoramic 12m screen showing beautiful films about Paris’ history
  • Currently screening a new film narrated by Jean Réno
  • Perfect for kids, adults, groups and older visitors

Did You Know

  • Pont Neuf (which translates into New Bridge) is actually the oldest bridge in Paris – and was the first bridge to separate pedestrians and traffic
  • There are Roman ruins in the Crypts below Notre Dame that are open for exploration
  • The Louvre holds over 35,000 pieces of artwork – and that’s not including sculpture or anything other artefacts!

Using your Paris Explorer Pass

Show your Paris Explorer Pass at the main entrance

How to get there:

- Opéra (metro)
- Auber (RER)

The Paris Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for free entry to the Paris Story, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changes in opening hours and closure dates.

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11 bis rue Scribe - 75009 Paris


+33 (0) 1 42 66 626