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Musee des Arts et Metiers

#51 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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Neighbourhood: Notre Dame / Marais
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Address: 60 rue Reaumur, 75003 Paris, France
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This lesser known Paris museum was close to our neighborhood during our stay and from some of the pictures it looked interesting. I'd have to say that we were presently surprised... read more

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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lesser known Paris museum was close to our neighborhood during our stay and from some of the pictures it looked interesting. I'd have to say that we were presently surprised. If someone in your traveling party is interesting in "technical stuff" than this is the place. It's a nice change from other more traditional art museums that are plentiful... More 

Thank EvanDFW
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instruments and machines and measuring devices, by the thousands! If you have kids bring 'em. If any of your party likes to do-it-yourself, they'll love this. And if you have any sense of whimsy, imagination, and wonder....then don't miss the last room...in the nave of a chapel a metal ramp climbs to the level of the stained glass windows and... More 

Thank Kevin C
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Installed in a beautiful building, this museum is full of inventions and working things. Lots of rare objects and a lot of fun.

Thank Thomas V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's so full of interesting stuff, it's simply amazing. You should definetly go there and visit it, you have what to see there!

Thank Mahatma G
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a museum of industry and design. If you are interested in the development of technology through the ages it might worth a visit. Be aware that most of the explanations (for example of the recycling exhibit) are only in French. There is also a small area designed for children.

Thank AnAnthropologist
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

AS an engineer I just loved the museum, if you are not interested on technology, just could be little boring, however it will be very interesting to be able to appreciate the science behind our daily used appliances, clothes, artifacts and way of life

Thank Mauricexp
Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a great museum. I came here in March 2016 with my father. You get to see many different types of machines and technology up close, and it's a must for anyone who, like me, likes anything Steampunk ;)

Paris, France
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

A nice museum, not full of pieces like the Louvre, but enjoyable. Suitabable for kids, who can learn in a simple way about science. A simulation of the Foucault pendulum is also exposed.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I visited the museum with my sons aged 6 and 8. The exhibits are interesting, but could be much more inviting by creating hands-on experiences. On how to build a bridge, or design a rocket, for example

Thank dokterfrank
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Avoid the queues of the Pompidou and come here instead for all manner of industrial design pieces which impress upon you the role of engineers in society through displays targeted at every age and background

Thank Thomas S

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