Museum of Air and Space
(Musée de l\'Air et de l\'Espace)

The Paris Museum of Air and Space captivates visitors with its vast range of exhibits relating to air and space travel

Airbus cockpit simulation at Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
Airbus cockpit simulation at Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace cc licensed photo by Valdo Raps

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

Fee: 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.

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, 93352 Le Bourget, France

Phone: 01 49 92 70 00

Official Website: Museum of Air and Space (Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace)

Directions

Metro / RER Line Nearest Station Walking Time
M7La Courneuve1 minute + Bus
RER BLe Bourget5 minutes + Bus

How to get to Museum of Air and Space (Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace) 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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Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5Air and Space Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Must see. Take the time, you won't regret it. Nice Cafe on site too.

Colleen Koenig - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating Excellent aerospace museum based on part of Le Bourget Airport, 10 km north of Paris. The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world. They have a huge collection tracing the history of flight, from its early days right up to modern spacecraft and satellites including a number of European and Russian rockets. There are several planes that can be boarded, including two Concordes (one a prototype), and a 747. This museum is a must for anyone interested in aircraft and the evolution of human flight. For me the best hangar was the prototypes hall, full of elegantly streamlined, silver jets with huge engines from the fifties and sixties which spoke of an exciting future which never quite came about. The space hangar came a close second with its huge range of satellites, rockets and other space paraphernalia. The Museum of Air and Space occupies a huge space, and you could easily spend several hours simply walking around and soaking up the atmosphere (which is tinged by the authentic smell of jet fuel from the working airport next door). But the lasting impression of the displays is just how old and primitive everything looks by todays standards, despite being absolutely state of the art in its time. How did they make THAT fly?

David Seabrook - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating A fantastic museum for the aviation minded. So many unique aircraft and exhibitions that you can't see anywhere else and to top it off, general admission is free.

Len Partridge - 25 days ago

5 Star Rating Great collection of planes out here!! One of the best museums!! Love this place! It will always be a good place for the once who like aircrafts, but for others it might be boring! They even have 8 simulators and a simulator room which has 6 simulators with minute details !! Must visit place

Kapish Bajaj - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Very nice museum with a fantastic collection, ranging from very old to quite recently. Good presentation in a beautiful building. And last but not least, for free.

Dirk van Os - 1 month ago

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Well done video showcasing many of the aircraft and exhibits at the Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace

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