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.

Museum of Air and Space Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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

Museum of Air and Space Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating very intersting for people who like avation and space stuff, nice that you can see a Concorde inside and all the different jet-engines in "exploded view" I was here in march and there was not that many people, but it is a very large place so proberly not a issue. also they have a lot of different model airplanes(finished made) in their shop.
Bjarne Winther Sørensen (bws1986) - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Very nice museum to visit if you are aviation enthusiasts. You can find all sort of historical aircrafts here.. I like the most is the Concorde!!. Entrance fee is 17Euro.
Abdul Halim - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Brilliant, expansive museum spanning the history of aviation from its infancy right to the present day in both military and civilian applications. Lots of incredible displays, many of which are the only ones left in the world. Signage is in a blend of English and French, although many are in French only. Great on-site restaurant and ample parking available at an additional cost. Allow 4 hours to visit comprehensively.
Edward Pym - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Perfect place for someone who likes ✈️🛩🛬🛫. My daughter love this museum. Good price for tickets
Pat Pat - a week ago

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5 Star Rating 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 - 2 months ago

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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 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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