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.

Currently Closed

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, 93350 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 The Corcorde and all aircraft collection are amazing. The Museum was full of educated kids and I enjoyed the hole place. 😀

Daniel Oliveira - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating Lots of good things I can say about this place ! I have a huge fascination about the aviation industry and from the curiosity I went there! True fact is I am satisfied 💯% and why not when you see the Concord and have a chance to go inside and have a look. Also bunch of aircraft from the WW2 and some equipment for the space and some simulations! What else do you need?

Check In - 1 month ago

3 Star Rating It is a big museum whit a lot of legendary aircrafts, as the Concorde. But you have to pay to enter to the airplane and there aren’t indications of where you have to show your paid ticket

santiago garces - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating By far the best air museum I have ever seen. Besides the iconic 747 you can visit the Concorde and a lot of planes from the world wars. Great place for kids also.

Veselin Kirov - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Definitely take time out to visit this museum. Part of the fun is navigating the public transport system to get there. Amazed at the number of aircraft on display. At the time we visited it was too windy to open the 747, but later in the day you could walk through. Worth it too see the cutaways - a 747 deconstructed! Well worth a walk through the Concorde. We were surprised there weren't more people there. A few school groups arrived during the day, but werent really noticeable. We stopped for lunch in the cafe and had a great burger. Our waitress was so apologetic she didnt speak English which surprised us, as we enjoy trying out our mediocre French! If you have kids looking for something different to do in Paris make te effort to go. It was a hit with our 11 year old.

Geraldine D - 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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