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Cite de l'architecture et du Patrimoine Palais de Chaillot, 1 Place du Tocadero et du 11 novembre, 75116, The museum of architecture and city planning is housed in a visually stunning building within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: +33 1 58 51 52 00 More Information

Cite des Sciences et de L'Industrie 30 av Corentin-Cariou, 75019, An impressive glass and stainless steel building houses the explora exhibition which focuses on space, science and technology, Admission Charge
Open: Tues - Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 05 80 00 More Information

Crypte Archeologique Place du Parvis-Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II, 75004, Roman walls, medievals cellars, 18th-century hosiptal and old church walls all on display here which builds an understanding of Paris' past history, Admission Charge
Open: Tues-Sun 10h00-18h00 Tel: +33 1 55 42 50 10 More Information

Institut du Monde Arabe 1, rue des Fosses-St-Bernard, Place Mohammed V, 75014, Middle Eastern art, cinema, photography are represented here with a virtual tour of each modern Arab country, Admission Charge
Open: Tues-Sun Tel: 00 33 1 40 51 38 38 More Information

La Pinacotheque de Paris 28, place de la Madeleine, 75008, One of our favourite museums in Paris that first exhibited unseen works by Picasso. It also gets hold of rare temporary collections by Jackson Pollack and Roy Liechenstein., Admission Charge
Open: Daily Tel: 00 33 1 46 34 74 40 More Information

Le Memorial de la Shoah 17 rue Geoffrey-L'Asnier, 75004, The largest museum dedicated to the deportation and Holocaust of French Jews by the Nazis.,
Open: Sun-Fri Tel: 00 33 1 42 77 44 72 More Information

Le Viaduc des Arts 15-121 av Daumesnil, 75012, A walkway that gives onto numerous arts and crafts workshops including furniture, flute, tapestry and porecelain makers,
Open: Daily Tel: 00 33 1 44 75 80 66 More Information

Les Catacombes 1 place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014, Underground passageways where Paris' dead have been enterred over the centuries, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 1 43 22 47 63 More Information

Les Egouts de Paris 93 quai d'Orsay (nr Pont de L'Alma), 75007, Believe it or not, Paris' 13th-century sewers make for a fascinating day out albeit it rather smelly (especially in summer), Admission Charge
Open: Sat-Wed Tel: 00 33 1 53 68 27 81 More Information

Maison de Balzac 47, rue Raynouard, 75016, Visit the fascinating home of one of France's greatest writers where there are exhibits of his love letters to his mistress Mme Hanska, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 24 56 38 More Information

Maison de la Culture du Japon 101 bis quai Branly, 75015, Everything Japanese here including plays, films, artwork and displays of tea making, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 37 95 01 More Information

Maison de Victor Hugo 6, place des Vosges, 75004, A superb insight into one of France's greatest writers - his home, drawings, letters, furniture and scripts,
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 72 10 16 More Information

Maison Europeene de la Photographie 5-7 rue de Fourcy, 75004, Known as the MEP, this impressive building is home to modern photography with permanent & temporary exhibits, Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 78 75 00 More Information

Memorial du Marechal Leclerc et de la Liberation 23 allée de la 2e DB, 75015, Find out all about the Resistance and its hero Jean Moulin here,
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 64 39 44 More Information

Musee Atelier Adzak 3, rue Jonquoy ( Espace d'Art International), 75014, The studio of British sculptor Wright Royston Adzak plus other exhibits of contemporary artists in residence here,
Open: Sat-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 45 43 06 98 More Information

Musee Bourdelle 16-18, rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015, A sculpture garden, paintings, moulds, diagrams and personal effects of the artist Bourdelle, contemporary and friend to Auguste Rodin, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 49 54 73 73 More Information

Musee Carnavalet 23, rue de Sévigneé, 75003, A musuem that charts the history of Paris spread over two large private mansions. Important documents and artefacts from the Revolution to be found here.,
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 72 41 13 More Information

Musee Cernuschi 7, av Velasquez, 75008, One of the most impressive collections of Chinese art and artefacts on display here at the Musee Cernuschi - once home to the Italian financier and art collector Henri Cernuschi in the 1870s,
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 45 63 50 75 More Information

Musee Cognacq-Jay Hotel Donon, 8 rue Elzevir, 75003, Artwork, furniture, sculpture, porcelain and jewellery from the 18th century on display in the former home of Ernest Cognacq and his wife Marie-Louise Jay,
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 27 07 21 More Information

Musee d'Histoire de la Medecine Universite Rene Descartes, 12 rue de L'Ecole-de-Me, 75006, One of the most comprehensive museums of surgical instruments in Europe that also contains portraits and artefacts of the technology's pioneers., Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Wed and Fri-Sat (summer) Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 46 16 93 More Information

Musee Dapper 35 street Paul Valéry, 75116, A centre for African performing artists with art exhibitions on Africa., Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: 00 33 (0)1 45 00 91 75 More Information

Musee de L'Armee 6, place Vauban, 75007, The Hôtel National des Invalides was constructed by Henri the XIV, beginning in 1670, to house French soldiers who were too badly injured or too old to be in the regular army., Admission Charge
Open: Daily Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 42 38 77   More Information

Musee de L'Assistance Publique Hotel de Miramion, 47 quai de la Tournelle, 75005, This Museum is dedicated to public hospitals in Paris and Greater France., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 27 50 05 More Information

Musee de L'Erotisme 72 Place de Clichy, 75018, This museum devoted to the sexual and erotic is relatively new. Opening in 1998, it has remained popular with its extensive collection of historical and contemporary sexual objects and displays, Admission Charge
Open: Daily Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 58 28 73 More Information

Musee de L'Eventail 2 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010, France, and Paris in particular, has been a centre of production for high-end hand fans. Find out further details on the art of fan making here...., Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Wed Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 08 90 20 More Information

Musée de L'Histoire de France Hôtel de Soubise; 60 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003, These national archives of France include documents that have literally changed the world in their importance, as well as actual documents of some of the most famous people in French history., Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 27 60 00 More Information

Musée de L'Opéra Palais Garnier, 1 pl. de l'Opera, 75009, This museum devoted to the opera is housed in the Palais Garnier that was being constructed for the use of the Emperor Napoleon III until the 1870s., Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 79 37 40 More Information

Musee de la Chasse de la Nature Hotel Guenegaud, 60 rue des Archives, 75003, A museum dedicated to the dual themes of hunting and nature - two very popular topics in the 18th and 19th centuries, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 01 92 40 More Information

Musee de la Chasse de la Nature Hotel Guenegaud, 60 rue des Archives, 75003, A museum dedicated to the dual themes of hunting and nature - two very popular topics in the 18th and 19th centuries, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 01 92 40

Musee de la Contrefacon 16, rue de la Faisanderie, 75116, In one of Paris' most interactive museums, you'll learn that not only are there counterfeit goods being made all over the world today, but that the practice is well over 2,000 years old, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 56 26 14 00 More Information

Musee de la Franc-Maconnerie 16, rue Cadet, 75009, To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Parisian Grand Lodge of Freemasonry, this museum was opened commemorating the long history of the Freemasons in France, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 45 23 20 92 More Information

Musee de la Magie 11 rue St-Paul, 75004, the only museum in France dedicated to the history and grandeur of European magic and illusion, Admission Charge
Open: Wed, Sat-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 72 13 26 More Information

Musee de la Marine Palais de Chaillot, 17 pl du Trocadero, 75116, Located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, this museum is one of several national museums of the oceanic and naval history found throughout France,
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 06 69 53 More Information

Musee de la Mode et du Costume Palais Galliera 10, av Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, 75116, The year after she became a widow in 1876, Marie Brignole-Sale, the Duchess of Galliera, decided to build a museum to display her art collection to her adopted hometown of Paris....., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: +33 (0)1 56 52 86 00 More Information

Musee de la Mode et du Textile 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Today part of the museum of Decorative Arts (Musée des Arts Décoratifs), the Textiles of the World are actually two independent collections that came under the same roof in 1986, Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Fri Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 55 59 26 More Information

Musee de la Monnaie de Paris 11 quai de Conti, 75006, This museum of money is part of the modern mint of France, located in the heart of Paris' 6th district. Here, you will be able to take a tour of the building, see a history of coins, jewels and metal engravings and more...., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 46 56 36 More Information

Musee de la Musique Cite de la Musique; 221 av Jean-Jaures, 75019, This museum of music has a massive collection of nearly a thousand different musical instruments that cover a 200-year span from 1700 to 1900., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 84 45 45 More Information

Musee de la Poste 34, boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015, The official museum of the French Postal service with info on stamps and letter boxes as well as all types of communication including a section on the early days of telephone service and "antique" computers from the early days of semi-conductor technology, Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 79 24 24 More Information

Musee de la Prefecture de Police 4, rue de la Montagne-Ste-Genevieve, 75005, A museum that charts Paris' criminal past in quite a ghoulish way!,
Open: Mon-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 41 52 50 More Information

Musee de la Publicite 107, rue de Rivoli, 75001, The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of the advertising poster opened in Paris' 10th district in 1978, nearly 100 yeas after first being proposed by Roger Marx, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 55 57 50 More Information

Musee de la Vie Romantique 16 rue Chaptal, 75009, There are many museums dedicated to a particular art movement, though this is the only one solely dedicated to the Romantic school of design and art., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 48 74 95 38 More Information

Musee de Montmartre 12 rue Cortot, 75018, Today, the building and museum showcase the local artistic talent of this stubbornly independent neighbourhood of Montmatre., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 46 06 61 11 More Information

Musee de Radio-France 116 avenue du Président Kennedy, 75016, This museum is dedicated to the over 100-year history of radio, from the very earliest experiments by nearly all the important physicists and inventors who were responsible for bringing radio into existence. There are reconstructions of laboratories used, Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Sat Tel: 00 33 01 56 40 15 16 More Information

Musee des Arts Decoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli, Palais du Louvre, 75001, This museum is part of the much larger Louvre museum complex and covers just about every type of object or theme that you could possibly imagine. Not just a bunch of ceramics!, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 44 55 57 50 More Information

Musee des Arts et Metiers 60 rue Réaumur, 75003, Those who are interested in Science and Industry will enjoy the massive collection that was established in the 18th century to promote the mechanical arts, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 01 82 00 More Information

Musee des Arts Forains 53 av des Terroirs-de-France, 75012, This museum recreates a mid-19th century fair in the exquisite and bright detail that the subject deserves, Admission Charge
Open: by appointment Tel: 00 33 (0)1 43 40 16 22 More Information

Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits 8, rue de Nesle, 75006, Luminaries of all disciplines and endeavours are portrayed here in their own words!, Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 40 51 02 25 More Information

Musee du Cabinet des Medailles 58, rue de Richelieu, 75002, Originally this museum was a showcase of the king's medals and coins collected together to keep them from being plundered by relatives. The collection was first shown in the library of the King in 1666. This makes it the oldest museum in Paris and perha, Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Sat Tel: 00 33 (0)1 47 03 83 40 More Information

Musee du Fumeur 7 rue Pache, 75011, A museum devoted to the habit and practice of smoking that has been made into an art form in France, regardless of any laws passed to ban it., Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 46 59 05 51 More Information

Musee du Montparnasse 21 avenue du Maine, This private museum opened in the Montparnasse area in the late 1990s and showcases a moment in the neighbourhood's history, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Mon Tel: 00 33 (0)1 42 22 91 96 More Information

Musee du Quai Branly 37, Quai Branly, 75007, This impressive building is home to a massive public collection of international art from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas that recently opened up in the very heart of Paris, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Sun Tel: 00 33 (0)1 56 61 70 00 More Information

Musée du Service de Santé des Armées 1 place Alphonse Laveran, 75005, This museum dedicated to the Health Service of French Soldiers has been displaying objects and artefacts from the long history of public health as it pertains to the French military, Admission Charge
Open: Tue-Wed and Sat-Sun Tel: + 33 (0)1 40 51 51 92 More Information

Musee du Vin Rue des Eaux / 5, Square C. Dickens, 75016, This museum is devoted to all things wine, Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: +33 (0)1 45 25 63 26 More Information

Musee Edith Piaf 5, rue Crespin du Gast, 75011, In the district of Paris you'll find this museum devoted to the life and work of Edith Piaf, the singer and songwriter otherwise known as "the little sparrow" for her trademark lilting voice, Admission Charge
Open: Mon-Thur Tel: 00 33 (0)1 43 55 52 72 More Information

Musee Eugene Delacroix 6, rue de Furstenberg, 75006, This museum is dedicated to the life and work of the 19th century artist, Eugene Delacroix., Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: +33 (0)1 43 54 04 87 More Information

Musee Grevin 10, boulevard Montmartre, 75009, Perhaps the most famous Wax Museum in all of France, this was actually the brainchild of a newspaperman, Arthur Meyer, who thought what the citizens of Paris really wanted were three-dimensional representations of current events they could see. Sculptor,, Admission Charge
Open: Daily Tel: +33 (0)1 47 70 85 05 More Information

Musee National du Moyen Age/Musee de Cluny 6, place Paul-Painleve (off rue des Ecoles), 75005, National museum of medieval art with stunning tapestries (probably some of the finest artwork in Paris), Admission Charge
Open: Wed-Mon Tel: 00 33 (0)1 53 73 78 00 More Information