More than 150,000 square metres of land and hangar space are devoted to housing the fascinating Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace or the Museum of Air and Space. This museum has been open to the public since 1919 and is located at the end of the Le Bourget airport. The Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace presents the perfect option for enjoying a day out in France irrespective of your age. This is an educational excursion that will be thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The Museum of Air and Space contains a huge number of items and documents relating to air and space travel. Some of the items on display date back as early as the 16th century. This museum is one of the oldest in the world and has one of the most extensive and comprehensive collections. Learning about air and space travel and their respective histories cannot be any more fun than this.
Some of the major attractions include the planetarium, the flight simulator, the exhibition tours and documentation centre. Visitors can pay a visit to the Grand Gallery, The Wars and Light Aviation Hall, the Rosette Hall, the Prototype Hall and the Concorde Hall at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace. You can see massive and impressive aircraft up close and there are many pieces of historical aircraft on show as well. These include the only remaining part of the legendary L'Oiseau Blanc which attempted to fly from Le Bourget to New York. This would have been the first transatlantic flight if they had been successful. Unfortunately, the aircraft went missing during the flight over the Atlantic Ocean. The Museum of Air and Space is now home to the L'Oiseau Blanc's landing gear.
It might be important to note that only guide dogs will be allowed in the museum. All other pets are forbidden. Access for the disabled is available.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Museum of Air and SpaceFee: No admission fee is required to view the permanent collection. Fees do apply if you want to participate in films, simulations and other special exhibits. See the official site for details.
May differ on holidays
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, 93352 Le Bourget, France
Phone: 01 49 92 70 00
Official Website: Museum of Air and Space
Ratedout of 5
A place in Paris that literally makes you fly. I think it should be a MUST in the city. The curation of information/history, and the planes and elements are amazing. Replicas, real airplanes, better said. An opportunity to learn and marvel ALL ONE DAY. I recommend it for everyone. I spent one of my best visits to Paris there. I want to go back because in the end I went very fast through the space zone.
Paola Casasbuenas - 10 days ago
Fantastic. Must see if you are an aviation enthusiast or just live aviation history. Something for everyone. Well worth the taxi or Uber fare from Paris. Plan on at least two hours of visit.
Chris H - 14 days ago
This is an amazing collection covering everything from DaVinci to the modern day. The space collection is impressive as well. I really enjoyed this. You can easily spend a full day here. I was there for 4 hours and could have easily stayed twice as long.
FulcrumYYC - 2 months ago
No other place in the world where you can show your kids the history of the aeronautics from the first hot air balloons up to the open space flights. All exponats are very carefully restored and selected by the historical period. You can explore the real plains like an old pal, Mac Donald Douglas, Bouing Jumbo and of course the Concord super jet. Excellent experience for the whole day 👍😊😊😊
constantin diurich - 3 months ago
Accommodations near Museum of Air and Space:
|Metro / RER Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|M7||La Courneuve||1 minute + Bus|
|RER B||Le Bourget||5 minutes + Bus|
How to get to Museum of Air and Space by Metro / RER
By Metro: Exit Metro Line 7 at La Courneuve Station and Walk south on Avenue Paul Vaillant Couturier to the stop for Bus #152. Catch the bus going Northbound and get off at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace stop. (1 minute + bus).
By RER: Make your way to Le Bourget Station on RER Line B. Exit the RER station walk North on Avenue Francis de Pressensé (directly North of the bus loop in front of the station) then go left on Avenue Jean Jaures and then left again at the next corner (Avenue de la Division Leclerc). Catch bus # 152 going Northbound at the stop just south of the corner and get off at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace stop. (5 minutes + bus).
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