Musee des Arts et Metiers is a first class technology history museum. Housed in the once illustrious 13th century Saint Martin priory in Paris, the Musee des Arts et Metiers has collections of old cars and planes worth the trip. Paris museums.
Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris is a first class technology museum. Founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire, the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers is a museum of technological innovation. The Musée des arts et métiers was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits over 2,400 inventions. There are guided tours, demonstrations by scientific interpreters, a quick tour focused on the museum's 150 "flagship objects", and audioguide tours in eight languages. Housed in the 13th century Saint Martin priory, the museum displays unique collections including historic airplanes and cars. See there Foucault's pendulum, Cugnot's steam dray machine, Ader original Avion 3 , Bleriot IX airplane, Stephenson's locomotive and the Ford T.
Spend half a day in this quiet museum which may be one of Paris best kept secrets. Great with children. Paris for kids.