Fodor's Expert Review Musée de la Monnaie
Louis XVI transferred the royal mint to this imposing mansion in the late 18th century. It was moved again (to Pessac, near Bordeaux) in 1973; however, weights and measures, medals, and limited-edition coins are still made here, and the site houses a museum devoted to currency. The Musée de la Monnaie has an extensive collection of coins and related artifacts, plus workshops where you can watch artisans in action as they mint, mold, sculpt, polish, and engrave using century-old techniques. Refreshed public spaces host cultural programs and temporary contemporary art exhibitions. The museum also has a three-star Guy Savoy restaurant (reservations required: firstname.lastname@example.org).