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.
Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.
- 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
3 esplanade de l'Air et de l'Espace
93350 Le Bourget
Phone: +33 1 49 92 70 00
Mark K. Dec-23-2012
This place... is great. Well, if you like planes. Otherwise you might be a bit bored... It's a bit hard to get to, for a foreigner. It's at an airport,... Read More
Scott F. Aug-22-2014
If you're into planes, this place is great. You can see all kinds of satellites and bits of rockets, and planes from the early days of aviation until today.... Read More
The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace is located at the old Le Bourget airport just outside the Paris periphique ring road, a 20 minute bus ride (Line 350) from... Read More
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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