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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Notre Dame / Marais
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great museum which was only a few blocks from our Airbnb in the 10th Arrondissement. Think of it as the history of technological breakthroughs, starting with the steam engine and through the phonograph, bicycle, aeroplane and various old cars. The whole experience...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This museum is very unusual, full of inventions from the modern era. What really brought it alive was the audio guide, done in a lively skit format. The section with the earliest aircraft was unexpectedly moving -- what must have driven these men to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not just for geeks, we discovered this museum on a friends recommendation. Easy to find and we figured we'd spend an hour or so..that turned into an afternoon. Well laid out but a bit light on the English translations (it is a french museum after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Our only regret is not allotting enough time to spend here. Filled with all sorts of inventions going back hundreds of years, the exhibits are brought to life by a fantastic audio guide whose narration comprises bite-size radio skits. It's packed with information - just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Very nice museum with many interesting displays. It does have a bit much in the way of 19th century technology, whole halls dedicated to obsolete machines where just a few examples would suffice. But still, it has many things that other technology museums lack, like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

It is always nice to see a museum that is big stormed from tourists and this is the one! Very interesting and informative place and the new addition on the adjacent church is great with the Pendulum of Foucault going on and the great installation...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This beautiful museum is full of curiosities, lots of machines and gadgets, French-style. All in a gorgeous setting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I'm no science geek but I absolutely loved this museum. The artifacts are so beautifully curated that it brought to life the passion and intelligence behind their creation. How can maths and science be so interesting? You must go here to find out. The building...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Ask a Parisian thier favorite museums and frequently the Musee des Arts et Metiers will make their top five or ten list. Yet most American visitors don't know about it. After a visit I would say this is a fascinating place to go for any...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

This place is must see in Paris for every people who like technology. The ingeniosity and creativity of the engineer of Artset Metiers school is impresssive, you can find many object of the everyday life which have been invented there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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March 3, 2018|
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Response from Diana B | Reviewed this property |
As others have said certain of the automata can be made to work by pressing buttons close to their cases. The age and fragility of certain automata means that the museum doesn't allow visitors to see them all in action on... More
May 19, 2015|
Response from DonPaula R | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum, but it is included in the Paris Museum Pass which is well worth it's cost. Try to avoid a school day if you are put off by having many adolescents around you as you view the exhibits... More
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How prevalent are English language explanations amongst the exhibits in the Carnavalet Museum and the Musee des Arts et Metiers? If your French language skills are limited, is it a mistake to visit these two museums?
November 23, 2014|
Response fromcbaarch|
you can get audio guides which are available in English if you really need explanations.