The Musée de l’Homme has a full range of services to make your visit as convenient and comfortable as possible, including cafeteria, cloakrooms, souvenir shops…

Every type of service

A wide range of services is available:

  • A reception area
  • A restaurant
  • A cafeteria
  • A Museum Book & Gift Shop
  • Cloakrooms
  • Toilets
  • Two baby-changing facilities
  • Wheelchair loan
  • First aid

Information desk

A public information desk is located on the ground level as you enter the museum. Here you’ll find all the documentation you need for your visit: museum map, brochures presenting the various spaces, quarterly events and activities programme and other information.

Staff is available to answer your questions, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily except for Tuesdays.

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 05 72 72

Above the information desk you’ll find screens with general information (opening hours, ticket prices, museum spaces) and the day’s schedule of activities and events.

Food and drink

Restaurant Le Café de l’Homme

Accessible from the museum entrance, the Café de l’Homme restaurant was renovated by the interior designer duo Gilles & Boissier, in the spirit of art deco. Grand arches open onto a terrace overlooking the Trocadero gardens. Local ingredients from the regions of France and traditional French fare are revisited with an international touch spanning all continents.

"The restaurant echoes the spirit of the museum, serving cuisine influenced by cultural exchange" explains Coco Coupérie-Eiffel and her associate, Christophe Bonnat, directors of the new team. The Café de l’Homme seats 212 indoors, 112 on the terrace, and 12 on the mezzanine.

The Café de l’Homme is available for hire upon request.

Open daily from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tel: +33 (0)1 44 05 30 15


Cafeteria Café Lucy

Located on the second level of the museum, Café Lucy serves light fare: sandwiches, salads, soups, hot dishes, deserts, snacks and hot and cold drinks. The menu, featuring seasonal ingredients, organic produce, local products, and AOC, AOP, or Label Rouge products, will be updated 2-4 times a year. The menu will include two seasonal dishes, with updates every two days. Salads will be arranged before the customer, to guarantee freshness and the absence of allergens, if necessary.

Close attention will be paid to waste management, with 100% biodegradable packaging and ceramic tableware.

Open during museum hours: every day except Tuesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, late nights Wednesday until 9:00 pm.

Museum Book & Gift Shop

Located in the entry hall of the museum, the book and gift shop invites visitors to continue their encounter with Man’s natural and cultural history with a selection of over 1,000 titles that are regularly renewed, including 300 titles for young readers.

From the intellectually curious to the most well-read scholar, there is something for everyone to keep learning. Staff is available to order specific works on demand. A selection of post cards, stationery, games, gifts and cast moulds are also on sale.

The bookshop is a concession of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais - Rmn Gp.

Open every day except Tuesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays until 9:00 pm.

Other services

Cloakrooms are available free of charge on Level 1 of the museum.

Changing table
Changing tables are available in the Men’s and Ladies’ toilets on Level 1 of the museum.

Equipment loans
For improved comfort, equipment is available at the Group reception desk on Level one. Wheelchairs, portable seats and visual aids are available upon request, simply ask our staff.

Wheelchairs, portable seats and visual aids are available on request at the Group reception desk on Level 1 of the museum.

Hearing loops are installed in the reception area, the Galerie de l’Homme, the Jean Rouch Auditorium and the educational workshops. All videos are subtitled in French. Many of the videos are also available in French sign language.

For a better idea of the layout of the museum spaces, a tactile model of the entire building is available on Level one.