This is at one and the same time an art history museum, a museum of science and technical achievement, of human adventure and popular tradition all with the view toward maritime achievements. The... Read More
This is at one and the same time an art history museum, a museum of science and technical achievement, of human adventure and popular tradition all with the view toward maritime achievements. The institution benefited from collections from Versailles, Paris, engineering schools and myriad other sources to assemble its one of two of the world's best maritime historical collections.(The other is said to be in St. Petersburg). Considered one of the world's greatest maritime museums, this Parisian institution details France's sea-going history beginning with the 18th century. Among the holdings are a vast collection of model ships, maritime artwork, a replica of an 18th-century vessel, the French Navy's last sailing ship, and artifacts crafted of ebony, ivory and silver. METRO: Trocad�ro
- Wed-Mon 10am-6pm
- Permanent collection Adult 7; Student 5; Child (0-18) Free; Child (18-25) Free - 7
collection and temporary exhibits Call for Details; Adult 9; Student 7; Child (7-18) 5; Child (3-6) 3
- Museums: "This is better described as a cultural maritime center than a traditional museum, such is its popular appeal and comprehensive collections."
- Best for Museums Because: Originally housed in the Louvre from 1748-1938, this museum was given its own building, at the Palais de Chaillot, in 1938.