This interesting museum which is devoted to the history of science and inventions may not be on every Paris visitors list of things to see but if you are interested in how things work and want to know more about their development you will love the Musee des Arts et Metiers.
Originally founded by revolutionaries to celebrate the glory of science, the collections are partially housed in the former abbey church of Saint Martin des Champs. So you have the double benefit of the permanent exhibitions inside the building plus you also have the attraction of the building itself.
Information is mainly in French with a little English translation but you can hire language audio guides for an addition € 5.00, although the visual experience alone is probably worth it.
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Please note: There
are two different lines connecting the
metro station line
need to make your way to the line
platforms (if you haven't arrived on it) to
see its copper-lined tunnel, as apart from its copper lighting system,
is a pretty standard
This is a
popular museum for
school outings so we
recommend going there in
the afternoon and
weekends or public
You could stop off here on the way to visit Pere Lachaise Cemetery which can be accessed via line 3 on the metro.