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 – 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 (Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace)

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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

3 Star Rating Rundown and old. The aircraft themselves are pretty cool, but everything else is a little grim. The area of the museum is located in Saint-Denis. This area is awful and you should stay well away from it. Do NOT get the bus!

Misha Camp - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Great museum, some very different and interesting aircraftnon display. Yes it’s different to the big US museums and clearly needs some funding for aircraft maintenance, but overall a great experience. As far as travel to and from go, just get a taxi/Uber. Around 28 - 33 euros from Paris

Sarah & Nathan - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating Wonderful traditional style museum, none of the modern dark displays and tons of interactive digital kids stuff. A proper enthusiasts place. I last visited the airport for the 1973 Paris airshow and remember the original terminal well, so look forward to a revisit when the building restorations are completed. Highly recommended must see place.

Richard Goldschmidt - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I was impressed by the two Concorde airplanes that were open to the public (9 euro is the admission fee). The main collection could be visited for free, but in my opinion, the main attraction is the Concordes hangar. The only slightly negative aspect is related to the area around the museum, which is not safe!!

Mattia Rebato - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating They have every type and vintage planes. The staff is nice. Love the gift shop, aeronautical toys for adults and kid alike.

Richard Whitney - 2 months 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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