Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables

Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables, Conflans Sainte Honorine: Hours, Address, Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables Reviews: 4.5/5

Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables

Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
About
Dear visitor, The town of Conflans Sainte Honorine is proud to present the “Musée de la Batellerie et des Voies Navigables” (Inland Water Transport and Navigable Waterways Museum), a museum that not only shows you the history of inland navigation but also the importance of its future. In 1965 thanks to Louise Weiss, first dean of the European Parliament, the museum opened its doors and since then both the castle and the museum of Conflans have been completely restored. Just a few steps away from the Seine, you will find a collection of very rare objects about the work and life of the bargees. For 160 years Conflans Sainte Honorine has been the capital of inland navigation, and as citizens of this town we are proud of this title and through this museum, we try to maintain the heritage of bargees alive and at the same time showing the existing inland navigation.Enjoy your visit full of interesting discoveries.
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4.5
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,832 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
The riverboat models and displays are of interest with some unusual items like the horse powered (literally) barge. The building is gprgeous and ws previously owned by an armaments manufactureing family. Their faces are on the building at the rear opposite the park. The views up and down the river are very scenic.
Written October 16, 2018
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Written November 15, 2019
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Janet M
Cordova, TN547 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We only walked around the outside of the museum and the grounds while our Vantage river cruise ship was docked in Conflans. There is a wonderful view of the Seine River and the grounds has a beautiful orangery. The museum is in a château that was rebuilt in the 19th century with in an exuberant mix of Neo-Gothic and Neo-Renaissance architecture.
Written July 6, 2018
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Written November 15, 2019
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Richard R
Dallas, TX33 contributions
Nov 2017
I don’t know if there are other museums in the world for models of river boats and barges, but if there are I will be very surprised if they are as good as this museum. The layouts and explanations are very well thought out. The building is a beautiful former chateau, and the location, overlooking the Seine, is excellent.
Written November 26, 2017
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Hello and thank you for your opinion. May 19 from 18h to 23h the museum will be open for free visit (night singing sailors and games for children), and from May 19 to July 12, 2018 a temporary exhibition of photography "Charles Fiquet" at the Orangery Park priory. cdt museum direction
Written April 23, 2018
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Cambridge77
Cambridge, UK175 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
The museum provides interesting information about the history of navigation canals and rivers in France. It has many models of boats and sites - e.g. one is a well preserved, 100-year-old model of a whole lock, which stills functions well and demonstrates how the electrical hoist worked to help the barges go through. There are films, statues, maps, etc. The temporary exhibition about boats of the world was rich in exhibits with enough explanations for orientation, with a film on the transport of stones by boat on the Geneva Lake. The museum has a lift and ramps, and portable seats are given on entry for persons who cannot stay standing up for long. The receptionist is very helpful and provides booklets for children with games to do during their visit. The museum is on top of a hill with wonderfuls views of the Seine valley.
Written December 31, 2016
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Written October 13, 2017
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Barry S
St. Albans, UK867 contributions
Nov 2016 • Business
This very interesting museum is situated high above the River Oise near to its confluence with the Seine. Set in a truly beautiful former 19c chateau the building itself is worth a visit. Inside there are many interesting exhibits (canoes and piroques for example from the far East and models of installations throughout the world.

The complex port of Paris at Gennevilliers is beautifully modelled and there are many replicas of barges, sailing boats etc,

Well worth a visit!
Written November 22, 2016
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Written October 13, 2017
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Musee de la Batellerie Et des Voies Navigables is open:
  • Tue - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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