List of museums in Paris

There are around 130 museums in Paris, France within city limits. This list also includes suburban museums within the "Grand Paris" area, such as the Air and Space Museum.

The sixteen museums of the City of Paris are annotated with "VP", as well as six other ones also accommodated in municipal premises and the Musées de France (fr) listed by the ministry of culture are annotated with "MF".



Name Image Arrondissement Type Summary
Arab World Institute5thCulture(MF) History, ancient and medieval archeology, arts and crafts, ethnographic and contemporary art of the countries of the Arab world
Archaeological Crypt of the Paris Notre-Dame4thArchaeological(VP) Remains under Notre Dame de Paris of buildings dating back to the city's early days
Art Ludique13thArtExhibitions of contemporary art in comic books, manga, cinema, live animation and videogames
Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra National de Paris9thOperaLibrary and museum about the Paris Opera, part of the Music Department of the National Library of France
Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris4thBiographicalIncludes three small museums about Polish natives: Musée Adam Mickiewicz about the poet, Musée Boleslas Biegas with paintings and sculpture by the artist and other Polish artists, and Salon Frédéric Chopin about the composer
Cabinet des Médailles1stNumismaticLocated in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, includes coins, medals, antiques from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and national antiquities
Catacombes de Paris14thHistory(VP) Underground ossuary with the remains of over six million people
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine16thArchitectureLocated in the Palais de Chaillot, includes Musée national des Monuments Français with plaster casts of French architecture, gallery of reproduced wall paintings and stained-glass windows from historic monuments, French and international architecture from 1850 to the present
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie19thScienceHands-on science exhibits, includes the French submarine Argonaute (S636)
Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration12thEthnic(MF) History and culture of immigration in France from the 19th century to the present, located in the Palais de la Porte Dorée
Espace Dalí18thArtLife of and sculptures, engravings and paintings of Salvador Dali
Espace Fondation EDFArtwebsite, new media exhibitions and exhibitions about society and culture
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain14thArtContemporary art
Fondation Custodia7thArtFrits Lugt collection of European drawings, prints, paintings, books and artists' letters from the 15th to 19th century, focusing on Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, Italian and French artists
Fondation Jean DubuffetN/A6thArtWorks by Jean Dubuffet, also main museum in Périgny, Val-de-Marne
Fondation Louis Vuitton16thArtContemporary art
Gaîté Lyrique3rdArt(VP premises) Digital art and culture center
Galerie des Gobelins13thDecorative artsExhibitions of Gobelins tapestries
Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume1stPhotography(MF) Modern and postmodern photography and media
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais8thArtArt exhibits and cultural events programmed by the Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation14thPhotographywebsite, archives and work of photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck, exhibitions of other photographers, painters, sculptors, and illustrators
Institut Tessin3rdArtSwedish art and culture
La Maison RougeN/A12thArtExhibits private art collections, monographic shows of contemporary artists' work
Maison d'Auguste Comte6thHistoric houseRestored 19th-century period rooms of positivist philosopher Auguste Comte (1798–1857), one of the 32 Maisons des illustres (fr) in the region Île de France
Maison de Balzac16thHistoric house(VP) Restored 19th-century rooms with mementos of author novelist Honoré de Balzac
Maison européenne de la photographie4thPhotography(VP premises) Contemporary photography
Maison de Victor Hugo4thHistoric house(VP) Restored 19th-century house of author novelist Victor Hugo
Maison La Roche16thHistoric houseOperated by Fondation Le Corbusier, 1920s house designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, exhibits art collection and archives of Le Corbusier
Maxim's Art Nouveau "Collection 1900"N/A8thDecorative artArt Nouveau objects and decor, located above Maxim's restaurant
Mémorial de la Shoah4thHistoryHistory of the Holocaust and French Jews in World War II
Minerals collection of Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityN/A5thGeologywebsite, 1500 minerals on display in 24 display cases
Mona Bismarck American Center16thArtExhibitions of American art
Mundolingua6thScienceInformation, objects and documents relating to language, linguistic diversity and linguistics
Musée – Librairie du Compagnonnage6thHistoryHistory of French trade guilds, skilled craftsmen in fields such as cooking, pastry, plumbing, ironworks, masonry, cabinetmaking, carpentry
Musée AdzakN/A14thArtExhibits paintings, sculpture, and photography by a wide range of artists
Musée "Bible et Terre Sainte"N/A6thArchaeologyArchaeological artifacts arranged to show everyday life in Palestine from 5000 BCE to 600 CE
Musée Baccarat16thDecorative artBaccarat fine glass work, including vases, dishes and stemware, and limited-edition collections
Musée Bourdelle15thArt(VP) Sculptures, art and studio of Antoine Bourdelle
Musée Carnavalet3rdMultiple(VP) City of Paris' history, culture, art, archaeology, decorative arts
Musée Cernuschi8thArt(VP) Asian art, specializing in works from China, Japan, and Korea
Musée Clemenceau16thHistoric houseApartment and garden of Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929), French statesman and writer
Musée Cognacq-Jay3rdArt(VP) 18th-century French fine and decorative art
Musée Curie5thScienceHistory of radiology research and the work of Pierre and Marie Curie
Musée d'Art Dentaire Pierre FauchardN/A16thMedicalDental history, tools and apparatus
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme3rdJewishJewish art and history, history of the Jews in France since the Middle Ages and in the communities of Europe and North Africa
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris16thArt(VP) Modern and Contemporary art of the 20th and 21st centuries
Musée d'Art Naïf – Max Fourny18thArt(VP premises) Exhibitions of folk art, naive art, and outsider art
Musée d'Ennery16thArtAsian art with a focus on China and Japan
Musée d'Histoire Contemporaine7thHistoryLocated in the Hôtel national des Invalides, exhibits of French and international history through its collections of art, photographs, posters, political cartoons and objects
Musée d’histoire de la médecine6thMedicalLocated at the second floor of the Paris Descartes University, features historic medical instruments and apparatus
Musée d'Orsay7thArtMainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography; houses the largest collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world
Musée de l'Armée7thMilitaryLocated in the Hôtel national des Invalides, national military museum of France, includes Musée des Plans-Reliefs, weapons, uniforms, regalia, armor, artillery, Napoleon's Tomb
Musée de l'érotisme18thSexErotic art and artifacts from many cultures, contemporary erotic art
Musée de l'Éventail10thFashionHand fans and fan-making
Musée de l'histoire de France3rdHistoryExhibit of documents drawn from the Archives Nationales
Musée de l'Homme16thAnthropologyHuman evolution and the history of human sciences
Musée de l'Orangerie1stArtGallery of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, features eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet
Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération7thMilitaryLocated in the Hôtel national des Invalides, history of the Free French Forces in World War II
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature3rdSportsSport of hunting, includes hunting weapons, accessories, trophies, art and decorative art, stuffed animal mounts
Musée de la Contrefaçon16thLaw enforcementHistory of counterfeiting objects
Musée de la Franc-MaçonnerieN/A9thMasonicHistory of Freemasonry in France, regalia, artifacts
Musée de la MagieN/A4thMagicItems relating to magic shows, including optical illusions, secret boxes, wind-up toys, magic mirrors, see-through glasses, posters, holds magic shows
Musée de la CinémathèqueN/A12thFilmPart of the Cinémathèque Française, history of film and pre-cinema in France and around the world
Musée du 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris6thNumismaticPart of the Monnaie de Paris. Heritage collections, workshops of excellence
Musée de la Musique19thMusicPart of the Cité de la Musique, musical instruments, art
Musée de La Poste15thPhilatelicPostage stamps and postal history of France, currently closed for renovation
Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air5thArt(VP) Outdoor sculptures from the second half of the twentieth century on display along the banks of the Seine
Musée de la Vie Romantique9thMultiple(VP) 19th house with Romantic-period art and decorative art, mementos of author George Sand
Musée de Minéralogie6thGeologyMinerals, rocks, ores, gems, artificial minerals
Musée de Montmartre18thLocal(VP premises) Local history through paintings, photographs, posters and manuscripts
Musée des Arts Décoratifs1stDecorative artsIncludes decorative arts (furniture, glass, ceramics and more), interior design, fashion, textiles, advertising, graphic arts
Musée des Arts et Métiers3rdTechnologyHistory of technology and industry, including advances in scientific instruments, materials, energy, mechanics, construction, communication and transport
Musée des Arts Forains12thAmusementFunfair objects including amusement rides, fair stalls and restored attractions, merry-go-rounds and carousels, German swings
Musée des Collections Historiques de la Préfecture de PoliceN/A5thLaw enforcementHistory of policing in France
Musée des Égouts de Paris7thHistory(VP) History of tours of the Paris sewer system, role of sewer workers and methods of water treatment
Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes Pierre MarlyN/A1stMedicalHistory of eyewear, includes lorgnettes, glasses, telescopes, and binoculars
Musée des moulages dermatologiques de l'hôpital Saint-LouisN/A10thMedicalwebsite, part of the historic building of the Hôpital Saint-Louis, features 19th-century wax casts of dermatological problems
Musée des Plans-Reliefs7thMilitaryLocated in the Hôtel national des Invalides, military models of fortified cities created between 1668 and 1870
Musée du Barreau de Paris1stLaw enforcementHistory of the Paris Bar and its lawyers
Musée du FumeurN/A11thSmokingIncludes smoking pipes, Egyptian sheeshas, snuffboxes, cigars, tobacco samples, hemp-fiber clothing, etchings, portraits, photographs, videos, and scientific drawings of tobacco plants
Musée du Louvre1stArtworld's largest museum, includes paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture, decorative arts, Egyptian antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities, Islamic art
Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin15thHistory(VP) History of Maréchal Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Jean Moulin, a major figure of the French Resistance, and the liberation of Paris in World War II
Musée du Luxembourg6thArtChanging exhibitions of art
Musée du Parfum Fragonard9thFashionHistory and process of perfume, antique perfume bottles, containers, toiletry sets, 19th-century period rooms
Musée du quai Branly7thArtIndigenous art and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas
Musée du Service de Santé des Armées5thMedicalwebsite, history of medical care for armed services in France
Musée du Service des Objets TrouvésN/A15thItems that have ended up in the Lost and Found department of the Paris Police
Musée du Vin16thWineHistory of the French craft of winemaking, includes tools and objects used to work the grapevine and the wine, a wine cellar, cooperage
Musée Édith PiafN/A11thBiographicalLife of singer Édith Piaf
Musée Edouard Branly6thBiographicalLife of radio pioneer Édouard Branly, includes his research laboratory and equipment, open by appointment
Musée en Herbe16thChildren'sArt museum for children
Musée Grévin9thWaxScenes from the history of France and modern life
Musée Jacquemart-André8thHistoric house19th-century period house with major art collection
Musée Maillol7thArtWorks by Aristide Maillol and art exhibitions
Musée Marmottan Monet16thArtFeatures over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet, other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, illuminated manuscripts, Napoleonic era art and furniture, Italian and Flemish primitive paintings
Musée MoissanN/A6thBiographicalOpen by appointment, life of Henri Moissan (1852–1907), winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize in chemistry
Musée National d'Art Moderne4thArtLocated at the Centre Georges-Pompidou, modern and contemporary art
Musée national de la Légion d'Honneur et des Ordres de Chevalerie7thMilitaryHistory of France's honors, medals, decorations, and knightly orders from Louis XI to the present, including Napoleonic souvenirs and more than 300 portraits
Musée national de la Marine16thMaritimeIncludes ship model, maritime art, artifacts, photos
Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet16thArtAsian art, also known as Musée Guimet
Musée national du Moyen Âge5thDecorative artsFormerly Musée de Cluny, Medieval art, houses six The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, remnants of the third century Gallo-Roman baths
Musée national Eugène Delacroix6thArtLife and works of Eugène Delacroix
Musée national Gustave Moreau9thArtHome and studio of Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau (1826-1898)
Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner17thArtHouse and works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905)
Musée Nissim de Camondo8thHistoric houseMuseum of French decorative arts displayed as in a wealthy private home
Musée Pasteur15thBiographicalLife of scientist Louis Pasteur
Musée Picasso3rdArtLife and work of artist Pablo Picasso, also works by Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse, Iberian bronzes, African art
Musée Pierre CardinN/A4thFashionwebsite, over 250 Haute Couture designs from 1950 to 2000 designed by Pierre Cardin
Musée Rodin7thArtWorks of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, located in the Hôtel Biron
Musée Valentin HaüyN/A7thMedicalHistory of the blind and of the methods that gave them access to culture
Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris16thFashionwebsite, opening in 2017, operated by the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, works by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent
Musée Zadkine6thArt(VP) House and work of sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890–1967)
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle5thNatural historyIncludes galleries for minerals and gems, fossils and dinosaurs and comparative anatomy, and the Grand Gallery of Evolution
Palais de la Découverte8thScienceIncludes interactive exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology and biology
Palais de Tokyo16thArtModern and contemporary art
Palais Galliera16thFashion(VP) Also known as Musée de la Mode et du Costume de la Ville de Paris, fashion and fashion history, includes exhibits of French fashion design and costume from the eighteenth century to the present; closed between exhibitions
Pavillon de l'Arsenal4thArchitecture(VP premises) Architecture and urban planning
Pavillon de l'eau16thTechnology(VP premises) History of the city's water supply
Petit Musée de l'ArgenterieN/A12thDecorative artsDecorative arts made of silver
Petit Palais8thArt(VP) Paintings, sculpture, Ancient Greek and Roman art, Renaissance art and artifacts, 17th, 18th and 19th century art and artifacts, art from the Western and Eastern Christian worlds, engravings and drawings, photography
Salle des Traditions de la Garde Républicaine4thMilitaryHistory of the Garde Républicaine
TenniseumN/A16thSportsPart of Roland Garros Stadium
Théâtre-Musée des CapucinesN/A2ndFashionPerfume
Tour Jean-sans-Peur2ndHistoryHistory of the medieval tower and medieval Paris
World Heritage Centre7thHistoric siteTours of the UNESCO headquarters

Grand Paris

Name Location Department Type Summary
Atelier GrognardRueil-MalmaisonHauts-de-SeineArtwebsite, changing exhibitions of art
Musée Adrien MentienneBry-sur-MarneVal-de-MarneLocalwebsite, local history, house of Louis Daguerre
Château de GrosboisBoissy-Saint-LégerVal-de-MarneHistoric house17th century castle
Château de VincennesVincennesVal-de-MarneHistoric houseMassive 14th and 17th century French royal fortress
Écomusée du Val de BièvresFresnesVal-de-MarneLocalwebsite, local history and ethnology in a medieval farm
ExploradômeVitry-sur-SeineVal-de-MarneScienceInteractive exhibits about science including optical illusions, turbulent motion, structures and forms, and movement
Expo-Musée RenaultBoulogne-BillancourtHauts-de-SeineAutomotivewebsite, history of Renault automobiles
Fondation ArpClamartHauts-de-SeineArtwebsite, studio of Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber
Fondation Jean DubuffetPérigny-sur-YerresVal-de-MarneArtWorks of Jean Dubuffet
Maison de la photographie Robert DoisneauGentillyVal-de-MarnePhotographyHumanist photography and works of Parisian photographer Robert Doisneau
Mémorial du Mont-ValérienSuresnesHauts-de-SeineMilitarywebsite, place of execution of resistants and hostages during WWII
Musée Albert-KahnBoulogne-BillancourtHauts-de-SeinePhotographyHistoric photographs and film collected by the banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn
Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-MarneVitry-sur-SeineVal-de-MarneArtContemporary art
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de ColombesColombesHauts-de-SeineLocalwebsite, art and local history
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de MeudonMeudonHauts-de-SeineLocalwebsite, landscape painting, contemporary art and postwar history of Meudon
Musée d'art et d'histoire de Saint-DenisSaint-DenisSeine-Saint-DenisLocalLocal art and history, in the former Carmel of Saint-Denis
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-OuenSaint-OuenSeine-Saint-DenisLocalwebsite, art and history, in the castle of Saint-Ouen
Musée d'Histoire Locale de Rueil-Malmaison - Mémoire de la villeRueil-MalmaisonHauts-de-SeineLocalwebsite, local history, features a collection of toy soldiers, located in the former town hall
Musee d'Histoire Urbaine et Sociale de Suresnes (MUS)SuresnesHauts-de-SeineLocalwebsite, local history, area urban planning
Musée de la ColombophilieSuresnesHauts-de-SeineMilitarywebsite, military dovecote, in the Fort du Mont-Valérien
Musée de la Résistance NationaleChampigny-sur-MarneVal-de-MarneHistorywebsite, history of the French Resistance from its inception up to the Liberation in World War II, information
Musée de l'Air et de l'EspaceLe BourgetSeine-Saint-DenisAerospaceFeatures 400 aircraft, 150 of which are on display, history of aviation, ballooning and space exploration
Musée de l'histoire vivanteMontreuilSeine-Saint-DenisLocal historywebsite, local history of the working class
Musée de Livry-Gargan - Château de la ForêtLivry-GarganSeine-Saint-DenisLocalwebsite, temporary exhibitions of art, etc.
Musée de Nogent-sur-MarneNogent-sur-MarneVal-de-MarneLocalwebsite, influence of the River Marne on art, bridges, architecture, boating, sports
Musée de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés - Villa MédicisLa Varenne-Saint-HilaireVal-de-MarneLocalwebsite, local history
Musée des Années TrenteBoulogne-BillancourtHauts-de-SeineArtFine art, decorative art, and industrial arts of the 1930s
Musée des AutomatesNeuilly-sur-SeineHauts-de-SeineAutomateswebsite, automates
Musée des AvelinesSaint-CloudHauts-de-SeineLocal and artwebsite, art and local history, includes the former Château de Saint-Cloud, Saint-Cloud porcelain, artist Eugène Carrière
Musée des Gardes SuissesRueil-MalmaisonHauts-de-SeineMilitaryinformation, information, history of the Swiss Guard, located in the former 18th-century barracks
Musée des TransmissionsSuresnesHauts-de-SeineMilitarywebsite, military transmissions equipments, in the Fort du Mont-Valérien, visit on demand
Musée des transports urbains, interurbains et rurauxColombesHauts-de-SeineTransportwebsite, metro, tramways, bus, etc., visit on demand
Musée des travaux publicsCourbevoieHauts-de-SeineTechnology and industryScale models of road, rail, harbour, etc. infrastructures, visit on demand
Musée du Domaine départemental de SceauxSceauxHauts-de-SeineHistoric houseTours of the 19th-century Château de Sceaux, includes fine art, furniture, and decorative art from former royal residences, park designed by Le Nôtre
Musée Émile JeanVilliers-sur-MarneVal-de-MarneLocalwebsite, local history
Musée Fragonard d'AlfortMaisons-AlfortVal-de-MarneMedicalAnatomical oddities, mostly of animals, located within the École Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons-Alfort
Musée Français de la Carte à JouerIssy-les-MoulineauxHauts-de-SeineDecorative artsHistoric playing cards and art and objects related to card games
Musée National de Malmaison et Bois-PréauRueil-MalmaisonHauts-de-SeineHistoric housewebsite, castle of Empress Joséphine
Musée Paul BelmondoBoulogne-BillancourtHauts-de-SeineArtWorks of sculptures Paul Belmondo
Musée RodinMeudonHauts-de-SeineArtVilla and studio of sculptor Auguste Rodin, also known as La Villa des Brillants
Musée Roybet FouldCourbevoieHauts-de-SeineArtwebsite, collection of 19th works including Consuelo Fould, exhibitions of historic and contemporary art and photography
Musée-jardin Paul LandowskiBoulogne-BillancourtHauts-de-SeineArtwebsite, works by sculptor Paul Landowski
Sèvres - Cité de la céramiqueSèvresHauts-de-SeineDecorative artsCeramics by the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres and contemporary ceramics by other artists
La Vallée-aux-LoupsChâtenay-MalabryHauts-de-SeineHistoric housewebsite, country house of Chateaubriand

Rest of Île de France:

Name Location Department Type Summary
Centre Photographique d'Île-de-FrancePontault-CombaultSeine-et-Marne:Photographywebsite
Château de Blandy-les-ToursBlandy-les-ToursSeine-et-MarneHistoric houseRestored remains of the 13th-century feudal fortress manor castle
Château de BreteuilChoiselYvelinesHistoric house17th-century chateau with rare portraits of Kings, 18th-century furniture, rooms with wax figures of kings and important figures created by the Musée Grévin
Château de Brie-Comte-RobertBrie-Comte-RobertSeine-et-MarneHistoric houseRemains of the medieval fortress castle
Château de Champs-sur-MarneChamps-sur-MarneSeine-et-MarneHistoric house18th-century rococo house and gardens with links to many important figures
Château de CourancesCourancesEssoneHistoric houseLouis XIII style chateau and gardens
Château de CoursonCourson-MonteloupEssoneHistoric houseChateau and park with gardens
Château de DampierreDampierre-en-YvelinesYvelinesHistoric houseRenaissance castle, gardens and park
Château de DourdanDourdanEssoneHistoric houseFortress castle, includes museum of local history
Château de FontainebleauFontainebleauSeine-et-MarneHistoric houseOne of the largest French royal châteaux, residence of French monarchs from Louis VII through Napoleon III
Château de la MadeleineChevreuseYvelinesHistoric houseRemains of a medieval fortress castle
Château de La Roche-GuyonLa Roche-GuyonVal-d'OiseHistoric houseMedieval manor house and fortress
Château de MaisonsMaisons-LaffitteYvelinesHistoric house17th-century French baroque chateau
Château de NemoursFerrières-en-BrieSeine-et-MarneArtMedieval castle that houses exhibitions from its art collection
Château de RambouilletRambouilletYvelinesHistoric houseFormer Royal, Imperial and Presidential residence with large 50,000 acres of woods
Château de RentillyBussy-Saint-MartinSeine et MarneContemporary artwebsite information
Château de ThoiryThoiryYvelinesHistoric house150-hectare (370-acre) castle, wildlife park and zoo, and botanical garden
Château de Vaux-le-VicomteMaincySeine-et-MarneHistoric house17th-century grand château and gardens
Domaine de Madame ÉlisabethVersaillesYvelinesHistoric housewebsite, house of Mme Elisabeth sister of king Louis XVI
Domaine départemental de ChamarandeChamarandeEssonneContemporary artContemporary art exhibited in the 17th-18th c. castle and park
Domaine départemental de MérévilleMérévilleEssonneHistoric house16th-18th castle and park (in renovation :)
Maison-atelier FoujitaVilliers-le-BâcleEssonneHistoric housewebsite, house of the paintor Leonard Foujita
Maison Jean-CocteauMilly-la-ForêtEssonneHistoric housewebsite, house of the writer and artist Jean Cocteau
Musée Aeronautique et Spatial SAFRANRéauSeine-et-MarneAerospacewebsite, history of aviation and aerospace in France, includes historic airplanes, space engines, rockets, motorcycles
Musée archéologique départemental du Val-d'OiseGuiry-en-VexinVal d'OiseArcheologywebsite, archeology of the département, gallo roman sculpture
Musée d'ArgenteuilArgenteuilVal d'OiseLocalinformation city website, archeology, local history
Musée BossuetMeauxSeine-et-MarneArtArt and local history and art, located in a former episcopal palace
Musée d'Archéologie NationaleSaint-Germain-en-LayeYvelinesArchaeologyLocated in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, include finds from Paleolithic to Merovingian times
Musée d'art et d'histoire de MelunMelunSeine-et-MarneLocalwebsite, art, local history, archaeological pieces, lapidary, works by sculptor Henri Chapu
Musée de la FaïenceVulaines-sur-SeineSeine-et-MarneLocalwebsite, features a collection of local ceramics, exhibits of local history
Musée de la Gendarmerie NationaleMelunSeine-et-MarneMilitarywebsite, history of the National Gendarmerie
Musée de la Grande GuerreMeauxSeine-et-MarneMilitarywebsite, history of World War I
Musée de la Seine et MarneSaint-Cyr-sur-MorinSeine-et-MarneLocalwebsite, history of the département and writor Pierre Mac Orlan
Musée de la Toile de JouyJouy-en-JosasYvelinesTextilewebsite, located in the Chateau de l'Églantine, Toile de Jouy fabric collection, printing equipment and old drawings, period display of Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf furniture
Musée de Préhistoire d’Île-de-FranceNemoursSeine-et-MarneArchaeologywebsite, archaeological artifacts showing the prehistory of the area
Musée des Peintres de BarbizonBarbizonSeine-et-MarneArtwebsite information, works by the Barbizon school of painters
Musée des tramways à vapeur et des chemins de fer secondaires françaisButry-sur-OiseVal-d'Oise:RailwayHistoric railway vehicles
Musée national de la RenaissanceÉcouenVal-d'OiseDecorative artsLocated in the 16th-century Château d'Écouen, houses Renaissance decorative art from the Musée national du Moyen Âge
Musée départemental Maurice Denis "The Priory"Saint-Germain-en-LayeYvelinesArtFocus is Nabi art
Musée Espace GaïaVulaines-sur-SeineSeine-et-MarneNatural historywebsite, area geology and paleontology, located in the medieval Priory St. Martin
Musée FournaiseChatouYvelinesArtRestaurant location on the Seine that inspired many Impressionist painters, includes art and writings inspired by the river
Musée Français de la PhotographieBièvresEssonnePhotographywebsite, photography
Musée Gatien-BonnetLagny-sur-MarneSeine-et-MarneLocalwebsite, history of the town, archeology, neo-impressionnist paintings
Musée Henri ChapuLe Mée-sur-SeineSeine-et-MarneArtwebsite, works by sculptor Henri Chapu
Musée Jardin BourdelleÉgrevilleSeine-et-MarneArtwebsite, features over 50 outdoor bronze sculptures by Antoine Bourdelle in a garden setting
Musée Jean-Jacques RousseauMontmorencyVal d'OiseHistoric housewebsite, house of the philosopher from 1757 to 1762, manuscripts and memorabilia
Musée LambinetVersaillesYvelinesLocalHistory of the town, includes some rooms with period decor and the town's collection of decorative arts from the 15th to 20th centuries, and paintings, sculptures and other works of art by artists from the town
Musée Louis BrailleCoupvraySeine-et-MarneHistoric houseinformation, birthplace home depicting life of Louis Braille, educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired
Musée Louis SenlecqL'Isle-AdamSeine et MarneArt and historywebsite, paintings, sculptures, décorative arts, local history
Musée national de Port-Royal des ChampsMagny-les-HameauxYvelinesArt17th and 18th-century art and engravings, remains of the medieval abbey of Cistercian nuns
Museum of ProvinsProvinsSeine-et-MarneLocalwebsite, local history, located in a 13th-century house
Musée Robert-Dubois-CorneauBrunoyEssonneLocalwebsite, history of the town, art of thé 18th c., actor Talma
Musée Stéphane MallarméVulaines-sur-SeineSeine-et-MarneHistoric housewebsite, house of poet Stéphane Mallarmé, his works and those of his artist friends
Musée Utrillo-ValadonSannoisVal-d'OiseArtwebsite, art exhibitions, features works by Maurice Utrillo, Suzanne Valadon (his mother) and André Utter (his stepfather)
Palace of VersaillesVersaillesYvelinesHistoric houseRoyal palace of Louis XIV with many buildings, gardens, Museum of the History of France
Tour César (fr)ProvinsSeine-et-MarneHistoric sitewebsite, medieval fortress tower
Villa SavoyePoissyYvelinesHistoric house1930s modernist villa designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret|

Defunct museums


Name Closure Summary
Centre de la Mer et des Eaux2010
Musée Arménien de France1995Closed until compliance to security norms
Musée Bouilhet-Christofle2008
Musée Bouchard2007Collections moved to the Musée de La Piscine in Roubaix
Musée Dapper2017
Musée d'Anatomie Delmas-Orfila-Rouvière2005Collections moved to the University of Montpellier
Musée d'Art Juif1998Collections moved to the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro1935Collections moved to the Musée de l'Homme and the Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires
Musée de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris2012(VP premises), evaluating reopening at the Hôtel Dieu
Musée de l'Holographie1996
Musée de la mode et du textile1997Now a department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée de la Poupée2017
Musée de la Publicité1999Now a department of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Musée de la Serrure2003
Musée de Notre Dame de Paris2008
Musée de Radio France2007Collections stored
Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits2014
Musée des Matériaux du Centre de Recherche sur les Monuments Historiques2007 ?Now a department of the Centre de recherches sur les Monuments historiques reserved to the students of the School of Chaillot (fr) at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
Musée du Montparnasse2015(VP premises), replaced by the Villa Vassilieff art center
Musée Dupuytren2016Collections moved to the Pierre and Marie Curie University
Musée Grévin – Forum des Halles1996Collections moved back to the Musée Grévin
Musée Lenine2007
Musée national Hébert2004Closed for renovation operated by the Musée d'Orsay
Musée National du Sport2013Collections moved to Nice
Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie2003Collections moved to the Musée du quai Branly
Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires (France)2005Collections moved to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseilles
Musée-Galerie de la Seita2000Half of the collection given to the Musée du Tabac in Bergerac
Musée-Placard d'Erik Satie2008
Pavillon des Arts2006(VP premises)
Pinacothèque de Paris2016
Revue virtuelle1996

Paris région

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