Welcome to UNESCO Headquarters
Exhibits and Special Events
Open UNESCO: After your guided visit we invite you to discover our new permanent exhibit, OPEN UNESCO, a new and interactive exhibit aimed at enhancing awareness of UNESCO’s global mission, its activities throughout the world, the work conducted by its staff on a daily basis and its specificities within the United Nations system.
Events: For information on special events at UNESCO headquarters please consult our Events page for further information.
Other than the hours mentioned above, visitors are not permitted to enter the building without a guide.
Due to high level meetings of Heads of State and Government, UNESCO Headquarters may sometimes close to the public on very short notice. We regret any inconvenience and wish to assure you that we will do everything possible to reschedule reservations resulting from such closures.
Official holidays: UNESCO Headquarters is closed to the public on the following days:
- 1st January - New Year's Day
- 1st April - Monday after Easte
- 1 May - Labor Day
- 8 May - Victory in Europe Day
- 9 May - Ascension
- 20 May - Pentecost
- 14 July - French National Day
- 15 August - Assumption
- 1 November - All Saints Day
- 25 December - Christmas Day
UNESCO Headquarters is located at 7 Place de Fontenoy in the heart of Paris. The site is considered international territory and belongs to the Organization’s 195 Member States.
UNESCO does not offer parking facilities. We therefore recommend using public transport.
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