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Musee des Arts et Metiers

60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France (Notre Dame / Marais)
33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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Ranked #45 of 732 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Science Museums
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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum on a rainy day in Paris. The entrance was quite affordable. When we entered we had to go through one ticket control. After about 1 minute we had to go through another control, which was a bit odd considering we were almost the only ones visiting, i think we went through around 6 ticket controls all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went into this museum because I wanted to see how they had used the space in the church that houses part of the collections. It was amazing to see the space not only restored (I don't think the painting on the walls is the original) but also re-appropriated and given a different use. There's a ramp in the middle... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Europe is full of art museums crammed full of works by the masters. But the sciences can be equally interesting, and this museum shows it off well. The Musée des Arts et Métiers is full of scientific instruments, industrial equipment and materials from the past up to the present day. You'll be amazed and perhaps perplexed by some of the... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You may be surprised to learn that this musee has been recently refurbished. It is a complete time warp. So much could have been done to bring exhibits to life. Don't waste your time.

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Los Angeles, California
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16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a gem of a museum and surprisingly extensive and large. It has pretty much anything that is scientific or mechanical throughout history up to the present. Old machinery, chemistry labs, airplanes, printing presses - you name it. If you like this sort of thing it is a fascinating visit that will take a few hours. The old floors... More

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Saskatoon, SK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband asked if I'd come with him to this museum. I half-heartedly agreed -- it wasn't on any 'must see' list on any Paris webpage that I had researched. I am so glad that we went -- this turned out to be one of the highlights of our Paris trip. If you have any interest in science or science... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Yes, this was a solo trip, my traveling companions would have been interested but not at my slow and curious pace. Yes, I am an engineer by trade so I found this place fascinating. It is both humbling and awe inspiring to see the work of such brilliant minds and craftsman. I know peer pressure says I should be more... More

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zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Time flew and I spent over two hours there. On certain days they demonstrate Foucault's pendulum in the church. All descriptions are in French - unfortunately, not all items are also described in English.

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Central Coast California
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

If you're interested in history and science at all, put this at the top of your list. We allowed half a day and were disappointed that we couldn't spend more time. Lots of ancient inventions that grab your attention, and I'm not particularly into science. My husband wanted to look at each display to figure out how it worked but... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I think this is the most underrated museum in Paris. Perhaps more people don't know about it because the translation is misleading. Arts and Crafts brings to mind ceramics and macrame, but it's not that at all. There are old woodworking machines, a weaving loom from 1748, airplanes, cars, bicycles, it just goes on and on. I love the videos... More

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