Museum of Air and Space (French: Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace) is one of the oldest aviation museums in the world.
It is located at the south eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, the north of the French capital.
What to Expect From The Museum of Air and Space
The museum has a collection of more than 150 aircrafts and a wide range of aviation paraphanalia from as far back as the 16th century
Indeed, it is divided into eras.
There is an era before World War II which has a lot of history, prototype aircrafts from the 50s and 60s, French military, and space exploration.
There is also a huge selection of modern air and spacecraft, including the prototype for Concorde.
I was pleasantly surprised by the selection of flying machines, prototypes and legendary aircraft on display.
The museum has wide range and quality of aircrafts which includes spacecraft, Concorde, DC3, Mirage, 747, the rocket among many others.
In particular, the selection of prototypes and experimental planes from the 50’s are really interesting.
It’s even more interesting to to know that all machines on display are the originals. From the airplanes and aerostatic materials, engines and propellers, weapons, as well as objects, archives and the clothes.
If you’re a military aircraft buff, you will not be disappointed. You could easily spend a day.
I would definitely recommend this museum even if you’re not a French speaker. Another reason for you to add this in to your bucket list!
A Travel Quote…
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”~ David McCullough Jr.
- Easy to get to by the use of public transport: Second bus stop (line 350) after the Porte de la Chapelle. It is also accessible from the N2, the metro (M7)
- This attraction does not provide free entry for those under 18 years of age.
- It is forbidden to enter the museum with large suitcases or big backpacks
- There is a decent restaurant on site
- The gift shop offers a large selection of items that are priced reasonably
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