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Musee des Arts et Metiers

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Neighborhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00
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This wonderful museum can take as much time as you can give it. There is something that will fascinate almost anyone. Watching the pendulum is very relaxing at the end of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hood River, Oregon

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Hood River, Oregon
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This wonderful museum can take as much time as you can give it. There is something that will fascinate almost anyone. Watching the pendulum is very relaxing at the end of the visit. Every visitor to Paris with a few hours to spend will find something fun there.

Thank Franklin97031
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Musee des Arts et Metiers is always a fascinating visit - there are always many things to see and think about. We went here at the end of the day and after spending only an hour inside, knew we had to come back. Ended up spending about four or so hours wandering around a few days later and absolutely loving... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a couple of hours to scoot through the museum stopping to read a little about exhibits that took my interest. Easy to stroll around. There are self paced audio tours available and guided tours if you're keen. Worth a visit .

Thank Roman K
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Paris many times and yet had never checked out the "lesser" museums. On my latest trip we were looking for free museums, so I took a look at the Paris city museums. This one happened to have a free time that matched when we were looking and looked interesting. It was really an amazing place. They have... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was created in 1794 in a converted church. The metro station by a similar name has been done in a steampunk fashion. There are some very old inventions. I really liked the 1888 shorthand machine and a 1642 Pascal calculator. There are scientific instruments, transport such as Beriot's plane (the one that looks a bit like a bat)... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum if you are interested in working out how things work. The most interesting part of the display is the temporary exhibition however the other exhibits still have a lot to offer. Cheap entry price.

Thank wishwellingtons
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your an inventor, or just a shade tree mechanic or techie, this is a gem. If you're not so interested in engineering, the displays in the abbey are still worth a peek-- vintage autos, early aircraft, and Foucault's pendulum. The old abbey is beautiful.

Thank subterranean_jack
Fish Haven, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was interesting and well worth the money to get in. However, we were expecting it to be a little more geared for kids. I think ours was one of 2 kids we saw there.

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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Like every museum in Paris, this one offered many very interesting items for view. The most was the Pendulum. Excellent displays.

Thank TamaraMississauga
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A very nice museum to visit for people interested in technology accross the ages. The positive of the museum is certainly in its vast collection from all scientific disciplines but, on the down side, it is a very old school non-interactive museum. A good point was a demonstration of Foucault's pendulum.

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