Designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this ontemporary history museum houses the gifts received by the President of the Republic during his time in office from 1995 to 2007. It aims to give an overall picture of the modern world through its exhibits, which include:
- a permanent collection of gifts (150 items), divided into geopolitical areas and the context in which they were given (eg State visits, international summits, private visits etc),
- temporary exhibitions displayed in a 600 m2 room,
- a reserve collection of 1,300 exhibits in free access,
- an exhibition area dedicated to themed presentations taken from the collection,
- a library housing the 10,000 volumes of the museum's collection,
- workshop area used for school groups and young visitors,
- 80-seater auditorium for meetings, conferences and screenings.
The museum also has a bookshop offering a range of publications. Guided tours for groups (supplement payable).
Full price: 4.5 euros (permanent and temporary exhibitions). Free of charge: young people up to 24 years old, students, disabled persons, teachers, accompanists of formed groups.
Groups (more than 10 people, on reservation): 5 euros (guided tour included).