Air and Space Museum Tours
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Fittingly located within the Paris-Le Bourget business airport, the Air and Space Museum is one of the world’s largest and oldest museums dedicated to aeronautics. Inside the cavernous hanger, there’s a planetarium with flight simulators, and more than 150 aircraft—including a 747, Concorde, DC3, Mirage, and an Ariane rocket—displayed alongside rare aviation memorabilia dating back as far as the 16th century.
More highlights include the Ballooning Era, where you learn about the history of hot-air and gas balloon flight, and Planete Pilote, where young visitors take the controls of a space station. Explore the Air and Space Museum along with dozens more of the city’s top attractions with a Paris Museum Pass or Paris Pass. Passes come in 2–6-day versions and include unlimited public transportation on select services, and free sightseeing tours such as hop-on hop-off buses and a cruise along the Seine River.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Air and Space Museum is an ideal spot for families and fans of science and aeronautics.
- Admission is about $10 for adults and about $8 for children; entry is free if you have a Paris Museum Pass or Paris Pass.
- Make the most of your day in the north of Paris by visiting nearby attractions such as the Paris Science Museum, the Museum of Music, and the Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis.
How to Get There
The Air and Space Museum is located next to the Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget in Le Bourget, about an hour from the center of Paris via public transportation. Take Métro line 7 to Courneuve or the RER B to Le Bourget, then catch bus 152 to the museum. If driving, park at the museum for a fee.
When to Get There
The Air and Space Museum is open daily, with slightly later closing times from April through September. One weekend each month, the Cockpits Secrets program takes you into some of the museum’s most legendary cockpits typically closed to the public to hear the aircrafts’ stories.
Space and Music
After your space exploration, go to the nearby Museum of Music where some 1,000 instruments from all over the world, from the 17th century to the present day are on display, including extraordinary instruments such as the rare octobass, a flute made of crystal, and ones belonging to the likes of Django Reinhardt, Frédéric Chopin, and Frank Zappa. Daily concerts and musical audio guides enhance the experience.
Address: Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget, Le Bourget 93350, France
Admission: 8 €
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Air and Space Museum
Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
The Paris City Pass grants you entry to the best Parisian highlights as well as access to the most important activities. Make the most of your time in Paris and let the Pass take care of the practicalities for you. Pick your favorite sights from the huge selection and visit as many as you like. The Paris City Pass is valid for either 2, 3*, 4, 5* or 6 days. * Note for museum visits: The 3-day-pass includes the Paris Museum Pass for the free visit of over 50 museums for 48 h; the 5-day-pass the free visit for 96 h. Please plan your schedule of visits according. Bonus in 4-day-pass: you can use the public transport for free on an additional 5th day. Enjoy free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, a boat trip along the Seine, and much more. At some of the attractions you'll be able to spend less time queuing, heading straight for the entrance instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Air and Space Museum?
The best ways to experience Air and Space Museum are:
- Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
- Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport
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