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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
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The best place for the science and technology lovers

This is a magnificent place for the science and technology lovers. It contains treasures from almost 16th century like scientific instruments, construction. communications... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Catania, Italy
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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a magnificent place for the science and technology lovers. It contains treasures from almost 16th century like scientific instruments, construction. communications, mechanics, energy, mechanical engineering, transportation etc. The list is so long that cannot be describe in the post, really amazing. Few listed things are like: Pascal´s first mechanical calculators, watches, IBM 7030, Cray-2 Supercomputer, etc. and many... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum was full of French families educating their young children with a scattering of tourists. You really need a reasonable knowledge of physics to understand or appreciate many of the exhibits, but there is something for everyone

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in France and been to Paris more times than I can count on my hands and feet but for some reason I never went to the Musée des Arts et Métiers before last August. That’s despite being fascinated by old machinery. (Not having been before was one of the errors of my now distant youth…) Unlike many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are fascinated by technology both old and new, this is the place for you. A walk through 3000+ years of technological advances.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an interest in technological innovation; then this museum is a must see. Founded in 1794 and with over 2,400 inventions to see and some to operate. Put aside at least 3 hours. If you want a coffee or lunch there is a cafe on the ground floor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a trip to this Museum specifically to see the Cugnot steam- powered vehicle but was very impressed by the substantial collection of science and engineering history it contains. In a word it is outstanding. If you are interested in science and technology it is here in spades - the scientific instruments , telescopes, clocks, cars, engines, pumps, astronomy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This could be considered one of the hidden gems in Paris. Located in popular quartier for local people, it's not really well known by tourists and is mostly visited by people who has been in Paris for longer time. However, it hides very interesting collection of science and industrial items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This museum won't appeal to everyone but I loved it. Huge and must see. An incredible array of scientific, and particularly, mechanical advancements through history. I expected this to be a pat on the back for French advancements but this was a very worldly exploration of transportation, industrialization, transportation, communication, etc. The high point for me being Focault's Pendulum demonstrating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool quiet gem in Paris. I just was gah gah over their temporary exhibition on science as art. The standard exhibition is totally bonkers. If you're interested in objects, science, design, engineering, craft, industry or anything in between you'll love it. It was very quiet when I went and I had the place to myself. I could... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

To be honest, if you like this sort of thing and are thorough interested in the subject matter, you'll enjoy yourself. However, it really is just another museum, nothing overly special, but on a rainy day, it does kill some time and without sounding too negative there are a few things worth seeing.

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