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Arab World Institute

The Arab World Institute opened its doors in 1987. The monument built by Jean Nouvel - a renowned French architect - is located on the left bank of the Seine facing the Sully Bridge. The institute that aims at promoting information about Arab world is more than just a museum with an arabic language learning center, a bookshop and a restaurant. The museum hosts a permanent collection and also features each season temporary exhibitions..

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The decision to create an Arab World Institute in Paris was made in 1980 when 18 Arab countries and France signed the act of foundation. The contruction following the plans of Jean Nouvel started in 1981 and took 6 years. The AWI opened its doors late November 1987..

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If you have time don't miss the lebanese restaurant on the rooftop offering a great view.

Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets

Address: 1, rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard - 75005 Paris. Telephone: 01 40 51 38 38
Opening hours: Open from 10am to 18pm every day except Monday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: 8-12 Euros.

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