The Paris-based headquarters of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization located near the Invalides

Siège de l'Unesco

Specialized Agency of the United Nations, UNESCO aims at a world peace based on dignity and solidarity. Its founding Member States created the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1946 for the purpose of advancing, through the educational and scientific, cultural and communication relations of the peoples of the world, the objective of international peace and of the common welfare of mankind.

Inaugurated in 1958, the international headquarters of UNESCO is the most international building in Paris, both in terms of the membership of the Organization it houses (currently standing at 186 States) and in terms of its construction, for it is the combined work of the American Breuer, the Italian Nervi and the French Zehrfuss.

The works of art on display reflect international artistic co-operation and include the General Conference Hall and works of Bazaine, Calder, Giacometti, Le Corbusier, Miro and Artigas, Moore, Picasso, Takis, Tapies, Tsereteli, the Noguchi garden of peace and the Nagasaki angel, the Meditation Area by Tadao Ando, the Square of Tolerance by Dani Karavan and the Symbolic Globe by Erik Reitzel.

Throughout the year, UNESCO invites you to visit the building and works of art and to attend a variety of different cultural events: exhibitions, concerts, shows and special events.

Location : 7 Place de Fontenoy 75007 Paris

Phone 01 45 68 10 00

How to get there : 

  • Metro line 6 or 10: Segur, Cambronne

Opening :

  • Monday to Friday: 9.30 am to 5 pm.
  • Free entrance

Official website :

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