The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the largest science museum on the European continent. Situated in the Parc de la Villette in the city of lights, i.e. Paris, this museum of science can be found at the very centre of the CCSTI (Cultural Centre of Science, Technology and Industry). The Cite should definitely not be overlooked when visiting Paris as it promises to make for one of the most interesting, informative and inspiring outings that you will ever embark on.
On average, more than 5 million visitors go to see the Cite every year. Their huge range of attractions is bound to keep even the pickiest of visitors, children and adults alike, entertained and enthralled. The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie strives to encourage a public interest in the appreciation of science and industry. Most of the exhibits on display feature signage in French, English and Spanish.
Some of the attractions include a submarine, a planetarium, an auditorium, an IMAX cinema, an aquarium and the library of science and industry. The Bioclimatic Facade is one of the most impressive features at the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie and Les Serres is a remarkable engineering feat that can be seen in front of the park. Les Serres comprises of 3 striking greenhouses (each with the dimensions: 20m high, 20m deep and 8m wide) which were the first buildings built using glass walls devoid of any framing or supporting fins. The exhibitions are regularly updated to keep the museum interesting and educational, no matter how many times you have visited the Cite before there will always be something new to see.
There are facilities available that ensure that your visit to the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie is as convenient as possible. These facilities include restaurants, ATMs, a gift shop, a French sign language service and a guide path for the visually impaired.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
Address: 30 Avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France
Phone: 01 40 05 70 00
Official Website: Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Centre)
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M7||Porte de la Villette||2 minutes|
How to get to Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Science Centre) by Metro / RER
By Metro: Take Metro Line 7 to Porte de la Villette Station and exit up the stairs towards the front of the train and follow the signs for the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie at Geode.
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Ratedout of 5
Not as good as I expected it to be. Far far away from the city center. The exhibitions were nice but could be more updated (i.e. Some have Computer Games of 1991). The temporary exhibition was just in French, with little English. I recommend visiting the Submarine w/ Audiotour (included).
Tasos - 7 days ago
Wonderful interactive museum. Didn't allow enough time for my space and technology mad teenagers to explore everything. Don't forget to ask for audio-translation when in planetarium - staff didn't give us ours.
Tracy Woods - 26 days ago
Really fantastic. Huge! We didn't even see everything within a whole day. Lots to see, with most exhibits available in several languages, but a little French certainly helps. Very interactive so great fun for all ages.
Ian Flory - 1 month ago