All science & technology museums and attractions to visit in France

France has some interesting places to visit if you are interested in science and technology. Below we list all 17 museums and attractions related to science and technology in France for you to visit.

Are you into science and technology and are you looking for the best science museums to visit in France? These are the ones:

  1. Cité de l'espace1

    Cité de l'espace

    Cité de l'espace is a theme park focused on space and the conquest of space in Toulouse in France. It features full-scale models of the Ariane 5 rocket, Mir space station, and Soyuz modules and a planetarium where shows are presented. Furthermore there are (interactive) exhibits in the Cité de l'Esp
  2. Musée des arts et métiers2

    Musée des arts et métiers

    The Musée des arts et métiers (Museum of arts and professions) is a museum in Paris that houses the collection of the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, which was founded in 1794. The museum has a collection of more than 80,000 objects, of which 40,000 are exhibited in the museum, including
  3. Grand Palais3

    Grand Palais

    The Grand Palais is a Beaux-Arts building that was erected for the 1900 World Exposition. Nowadays it houses many exhibitions beneath its huge Art Nouveau glass roof. The complex comprises of several separate galeries nationales (individual exhibition rooms) and also of the Palace de la Découverte,
  4. Palais de la découverte4

    Palais de la découverte

    The Palais de la découverte is a science museum in Paris that is housed in the west wing of the 19th-century Grand Palais. The museum was founded in the run-up to the Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, which took place in Paris in 1937. There are permanent exhibits
  5. Musée National de la Marine - Palais de Chaillot5

    Musée National de la Marine - Palais de Chaillot

    The National Marine Museum is the national navy museum in Paris that was founded in 1827. The museum is currently located in the Palais de Chaillot where a collection is exhibited that has the collection of Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau from 1748 at its core, who was a French physician, naval engin
  6. Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie6

    Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie

    Cité des Sciences et de L'Industrie is Europe's largest science museum, located in Paris. Cité des Sciences tries to promote science and uses interactive ways of spreading knowledge. Here visitors can explore some of the permanent exhibitions such as Light Games or The Great Story of the Universe. P
  7. Museum of the Arab World7

    Museum of the Arab World

    The institut du monde arabe (Institute of the Arab World) is a building and an organization in Paris. The building houses, among other things, the Museum of the Arab World and a library. It is part of the Grands Travaux which is the legacy of the presidency of François Mitterrand. The building was d
  8. Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology8

    Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology

    The Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology in paris is part of the French National Museum of Natural History, in the Jardin des plantes. The museum/gallery holds and exhibits a collection of old and important crystals, gemstones and minerals. The permanent exhibition of the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geol
  9. Cote d'Azur Observatory9

    Cote d'Azur Observatory

    The Nice Observatory (Observatoire de Nice), but also known as the Cote d'Azur Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Nice on the summit of Mount Gros that was founded in 1879. The architect was Charles Garnier, and Gustave Eiffel designed the main dome. It is a working astrophysics and astro
  10. La Cite des Enfants10

    La Cite des Enfants

    The Cité des enfants in paris is designed to accommodate children aged 2 to 12 at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie. It is divided into two spaces: space for 2 to 7 years, and space for 5 to 12 years. The former space is a space for actively experimenting and exploring that offers a series of
  11. Musée Curie11

    Musée Curie

    The Musée Curie in Paris is a historical museum dedicated to radiological research. The museum is housed in the former laboratory of Marie Curie (a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity). The laboratory was built 1911-1914 and Marie Cu
  12. Pasteur Museum12

    Pasteur Museum

    The Musée Pasteur (Pasteur Museum) is a museum in Paris that is dedicated to Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. The museum is located in the Pasteu
  13. Toulouse Observatory13

    Toulouse Observatory

  14. Paris Observatory14

    Paris Observatory

    The Paris Observatory (Observatoire de Paris or Observatoire de Paris-Meudon) is the most important observatory in France and one of the largest astronomy centers in the world. The historic main building is sitauted on the left bank of the Seine in the center of Paris. The observatory was establishe
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    Musée des Minéraux de l'Université

    The Musée des Minéraux de l'Université in Paris holds and exhibits the university's mineral collection that contains approximately 16,500 specimens. Of the around 4,200 known mineral species, the collection includes around 1,500. The 24 showcases in the museum are arranged according to the family an
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    Observatoire de Marseille

    Observatoire de Marseille (The Marseille Observatory) is a professional astronomical observatory located in Marseille, whose origin dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. The 80 cm telescope by Léon Foucault is the highlight of the instrumental heritage of the Marseille Observatory. A perm
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    Quai des savoirs

    Quai des savoirs is a science museum in Toulouse that consists of 800 square metres of exhibitions related to scientific and technical culture. The museum allows visitors to discover and question local research and innovations.

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