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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

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Address: 30 av. Corentine-Cariou | La Villette, 75019 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 40 05 80 00
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This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated to...

This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated to making science comprehensible for non-scientists.

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Rush to see the wonderful exhibition Climat and get awareness

Rush to see the wonderful exhibition Climat and the beautiful and moving pictures of Kalid van Lohuizen , Get awareness of the drama at our door regarding the rising seas . "Where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Isabelle M
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Weesp, The Netherlands

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In planning our four day stay in Paris we wanted to make sure our 6 year old had something fun after doing galleries, museums and walking tours. We loved the Cite des Enfants at La Cite des Sciences et de L'Industrie. It was informative, fun and almost all the activities had English instructions as well as French. Only wished that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is really by far the worst organized museum we ever visited. They made buying ticket so complex (you have to pay additional for many things) it takes minutes per person to decide and buy their tickets. The result was we had to stand in line for an hour. The audioguide was not available at the planetarium itself but you... More 

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Weesp, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Rush to see the wonderful exhibition Climat and the beautiful and moving pictures of Kalid van Lohuizen , Get awareness of the drama at our door regarding the rising seas . "Where will we go", is a major exhibition to warn us and urge us to get prepared for this dramatic change on our planet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It's a nice place to visit, discover and learn things. I recommend strongly the expo on the innovation. If the staff from La Cite is reading: please do something for the Sound expo. Most of it is completely outdated : active sound reduction and voice recognition have evolved since 10 years..! I highly recommend to visit La Cite, whatever your... More 

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Florence, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I was raved by the Planetarium, incredibly interesting and great information provided by a very knowledgeable gentleman. The rest of the staff looks annoyed and not helpful at all: a staff lady ran in front of me to get first to the elevator, took two blocks down and I only had to go. I had to go back to the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Located within easy reach by metro, this was a snap decision to visit due to adverse weather.not being good at FRENCH, the staff were very helpful in giving us the options above the basic cost of €11 per adult and €7 per child, so we chose the planetarium and the explanation of where we sit in the universe and dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We love going to Cité des Sciences, there are excellent expos and workshops that are renewed regularly for a great family outing. The 1h30 workshop from Cité des enfants has to be booked online and has 2 groups 2 - 7 years old & 5- 12 years old, always magical for our son, we've been twice so far!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Must have cost millions but it's mostly vast empty halls, tedious displays and boring vaguely interActive stuff. You have to pay extra for anything interesting. The submarine was good. Kids section is closed due to fire but looks poor anyway. I'm a science buff but this is yawnsville. For kids it's worse.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Lots of interactive exhibits but mostly video or audio with very little for know dis the "experience". Also the entrance fee excludes most of the key exhibits - these are an additional €3 per person per exhibit. Not as good as I had hoped for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Very interesting! I did the planetarium and the 3D cinema as extra events. I worth the while, indeed.

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the center.
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