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Air and Space Museum (Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace)

Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget, Boite Postale 173, Paris, France
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Ranked #127 of 751 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums
Description: The world's oldest aeronautics museum specializes in World War I aircraft.
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you have any interest in aircraft or aviation in general this museum will provide you with plenty to see. Kids will also have a reasonable time as if you buy the right tickets they can clamber inside various aircraft. Now the majority of the museum is free, but various attractions require a paid ticket, which are of questionable value.... More

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Oslo, Norway
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We ordered e-tickets online before the visit (struggling with the language at the webpages for over an hour). The e-tickets are without discount. We had to stay in the regular ticket-queue, and the e-tickets were not valid! But it was solved with e-mailing from the mobile phones (no Wi-Fi awailable). Inside the Concordes you are not allowed into the cockpit,... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Located at Les Bourget, where Lindy landed, the museum covers the period from the 1800s to the present. It is particularly strong in presenting the technology of aircraft around the WWI period along with an intact gondola of a German dirigible and various monster dirigible engines that are almost worth the trip by themselves. We got there by using the... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Yes, I should have a better appreciation of the impressionist, the Renaissance artist, beautiful old chateaus, but I'll be honest, between the crowds and culture overload this aviation museum was a welcome relief. The building is a former commercial aviation terminal, filled with everything from hot air balloons to a ballistic nuclear missile. They have two Concords! Yes this appeals... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It is several blocks from the train station, but walkable. Museum was good, but I expected more. Nice displays inside, but outside was so-so. The Concorde is in a hanger there, and that was very interesting.

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San Diego, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, located in Le Bourget, France in late May of 2014 and would wholeheartedly recommend this Museum to any dedicated aviation enthusiast. My trip started by hopping on the RER B rail line that runs through Paris proper and makes a stop right at the city of Le Bourget as it works... More

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Horsens, Denmark
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The museum is a bit old-fashioned, but so am I and I enjoyed the diplays of WW1 conditions and aircraft, uniforms, static aircraft displays, etc. BUT AVOID going out near the museum for meals. We chose a Japanese restaurant, that was actually good enough. As we stayed at the MErcure, we walked back from restaurant....not late, about 7:30 PM (19:30)... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

we went to air museum May 14th 2014 it was a very good day it cost us 8 euros each but that included being allowed on Concorde and 747 , also went on dakota where a short film played of the paratroopers going into action you can have free entry but you dont get to go on any of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

For non French speaking people it requires a little more effort. Take the audio guide option as it will help to put things into context. There is an extensive collection of military jets from all over the world. It is great to see and compare these aircraft in the one location. The collection of prototype aircraft is unique. The hall... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This excellent free to enter museum is well worth a few hours of anybody`s time. You only have to pay if you wish to enter some of the aircraft. Its very well laid out and very light inside. With a number of exhibits outside too. Many Museums could learn from this one about how to display large exhibits in an... More

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