☆ Musée des Arts et Métiers ☆
The metro station sets the tone.. Since the bicentenary of the museum, in 1994, the Arts et Métiers metro station has taken on the appearance of Jules Verne’s submarine the ‘Nautilus’, complete with copper walls and portholes..
In this faithfully renovated abbey, the history of technology from the 16th century onwards is split into seven domains: communication, construction, energy, scientific instruments, materials, mechanical engineering, and transport..
It’s the perfect opportunity to discover all about great inventions or simply stand and daydream in front of the automatons and velocipedes, Lavoisier’s late-18th-century laboratory or Clément Ader’s airplane, just a century older..
60, rue Réaumur (3rd). M° Arts-et-Métiers.
Tel: 01 53 01 82 00. Daily: 10am-6pm, except Mon and public holidays. Thur: 10am-9.30pm.
€6.50 – RR: €4.50. Under 18s: free.