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La Cite des Sciences et de L'lndustrie

La Villette
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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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Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This large interactive science museum has numerous exhibits dedicated...

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

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Very interesting, informative and entertaining for the kids - at a very fair price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tony D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Satysc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Verbier, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was beginning to think that Paris did a great job of spending public funds we were met with a shut cité des sciences and geodes. Nothing was on the website, nothing mentioned at the start of the park (it's quite a walk). We got a vague yet very unofficial explanation that the firefighters are on strike and that... More 

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Batroun, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

La cite des sc. is located in a big green park! Called Park de la Villette in 19th arr. Nice place to go as a family where children can run & play freely. The city of Sc.& Ind. is remarkable by its high tech architecture. The spherical ball is a projection 3D hall...

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Researched La Cite and bought tickets before arriving in Paris. This was the perfect place for my 3 yr old son - lots of sensory activities to entertain - dress up construction area, water play (apron provided), air generated activities, car mechanic area, and more - for 2 - 7 yr olds. There is an area for older children as... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I felt like a kid again the moment I stepped into this science museum! It just so happen there was a sort of festival going on while I was there. My French was not very good but the experiments and other entertainments were still very enjoyable! I love browsing the boutique too! Great place to buy educational presents for kids!

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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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