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 VisitFee: 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: NoHours 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)
|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 (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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The Musée de l'air et de l'espace, (English: Air and Space Museum), is a French aerospace museum, located at the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, and in the commune of Le Bourget. It was inaugurated in 1919 after a proposal by the celebrated aeronautics engineer Albert Caquot (1881–1976). The museum is open every day except Mondays: between 10am and 6pm from April 1st to September 30th between 10am and 5pm from October 1st to March 31th
ahmedabbas25 - 22 days ago
A great place with great experience. Sadly was a rainny day...
Rafael Pisciottano Leitão - 1 month ago
Great museum, nicely done with lots of aircraft. Great experience to be able to go up into some of the planes, including the Concorde.
Isobel Perl - 1 month ago
A great place for Air and Space Enthusiasts! They have thousands of different aircraft, spacecraft, and rockets! Staff English is limited, but as long as you say "Bonjour" and are polite, they will act nicely towards you. Great museum, especially since 99% of the exhibits are free!
David Rajzman - 2 months ago
If you are a tourist, you can avoid this to utilise your day for something else. Good collection of French aviation, but it's good for the kids.
Rajesh Choubey - 2 months ago