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AR­EAS & MAR­KETS

Paris Flea Mar­ket Also known as the Puces de Saint-Ouen or Clig­nan­court from its lo­ca­tion north of Mont­martre, this is the city’s largest and most fa­mous flea mar­ket, of­fer­ing every­thing from used books and leather jack­ets to pre­cious an­tique jew­ellery and Louis XVI fur­ni­ture, in a se­ries of dif­fer­ent mar­kets. Don’t be put off by the rows of tacky stands un­der the over­pass; the real Flea Mar­ket lies be­yond them. Sat-Mon 9:30 am-6:30pm. 142 rue des Rosiers, St-Ouen (10-minute walk from Porte de Clig­nan­court) Carré Rive Gauche This group of an­tique deal­ers and art gal­leries in the 6th and 7th ar­rondisse­ments presents fine works, spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions and ex­cep­tional pieces through­out the year. Many of the gal­leries are spe­cialised in the dec­o­ra­tive arts while the venues of­fer vis­i­tors a jour­ney into 7,000 years of art his­tory. Lo­cated on the Left Bank on and around the Quai Voltaire, rue de l’Uni­ver­sité, rue du Bac, rue de Verneuil, rue de Lille, rue de Beaune and rue des Saints-Pères (7th)

ART GAL­LERIES

Ga­lerie Bar­toux Elysées A con­tem­po­rary art gallery on the Champ­sElysées pre­sent­ing paint­ings and sculp­tures by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artists. Open seven days a week. 26 ave des Champs-Elysées (8th), 01.42.89.41.21. Mº Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Ga­lerie Ol­wen For­est Gallery ex­hibit­ing vin­tage cos­tume, cou­ture jew­els and Art Deco crys­tal jew­ellery, as well as jew­ells cre­ated by de­sign­ers such as Elsa Schi­a­par­elli and Coco Chanel. Jew­ellery made for the cinema and a se­lec­tion of vin­tage jew­els telling the story of rock and roll. Per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion Erot­ica/ Ex­ot­ica, fea­tur­ing vin­tage pieces jux­ta­pos­ing the two themes. From Sat-Mon. St-Ouen Flea Mar­ket, Marché Ser­pette, 110 rue des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen. 01.40.11.96.38. M° Porte de Clig­nan­court Ga­lerie Ta­me­naga Im­pres­sion­ist and mod­ern paint­ings by mas­ters in­clud­ing Cézanne, Renoir, Bon­nard, Klee, Cha­gall and Pi­casso, as well as con­tem­po­rary in­ter­na­tional art in­clud­ing a ro­man­tic en­sem­ble by Jean Pierre Cas­signeul. Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. 18 ave Matignon (8th), 01.42.66.61.94. Mon-Sat. Mº Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Opera Gallery Mod­ern Mas­ters: Botero, Cha­gall, Léger, Calder and Pi­casso, and a se­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary artists: Brasilier, Corda, Mach, Kusama and Joe Black. Art pieces ex­hib­ited in a gallery space ideally sit­u­ated in the Tri­an­gle d’Or. Open Mon to Sat 10am-7.30pm; Sun 11:30am-7pm. 62 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré (8th), 01.42.96.39.00. M° Con­corde

AT­TRAC­TIONS

Académie Équestre de Ver­sailles Cre­ated by Bartabas in 2003, the Ver­sailles Eques­trian Academy is both a school and a the­atre troupe. The cur­rent show, La voie de l’écuyer opus 2018, fea­tures fenc­ing on horse­back, im­pro­vi­sa­tion and other sur­prises. Shows are held on Satur­days at 6pm and Sun­days at 3pm. Av­enue Rock­e­feller, Ver­sailles. 01.39.02.62.70. RER C to Ver­sailles Chateau Rive Gauche Ate­lier des Lu­mières A dig­i­tal art cen­tre where gi­ant re­pro­duc­tions of the art world’s Mas­ters’ works are pro­jected. The first ex­hi­bi­tion is ded­i­cated to Klimt. Open from 10am to 6pm and un­til 10pm on Fridays and Satur­days. 38 rue Saint-Maur (11th), M° Père Lachaise Aquar­ium de Paris (Cinéaqua) Dis­cover the world of the sea at this de­light­ful aquar­ium. Daily 10am-7pm, first Sat of the month un­til 10pm, last tick­ets one hour be­fore clos­ing. 5 ave Al­bert de Mun (16th), 01.40.69.23.23. M° Iéna Bal­lon de Paris Fly over Paris in a hot air bal­loon that also mea­sures the level of pol­lu­tion in the at­mos­phere. The bal­loon can fly up to 150 me­tres into the Parisian sky. Flights are de­pen­dent upon the weather so it is prefer­able to call ahead on the day. Daily, 9am to the clos­ing time of the Parc An­dré Citroën where the bal­loon is lo­cated. 2 rue Cauchy (15th), 01.44.26.20.00. M° Javel Canal Saint-Martin This trendy Parisian neigh­bour­hood has a wide ar­ray of bars, restau­rants and eclec­tic shops lin­ing the sides of this func­tion­ing canal which links the Vil­lette basin to the Ar­se­nal port. Quai de Jemmapes/Quai de Valmy (10th). M° République Cat­a­combes de Paris The catacombs of Paris house the re­mains of sev­eral mil­lion Parisians whose bones were trans­ferred to these un­der­ground quar­ries from Parisian ceme­ter­ies in the 18th and 19th cen­turies. The visit is not rec­om­mended for preg­nant women, peo­ple with heart or res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems or suf­fer­ing from claus­tro­pho­bia and chil­dren un­der 14 must be ac­com­pa­nied by adults. The 2 km one-way visit ends at 21bis ave René Coty (14th). Tues-Sun 10am-8:30pm. 1 ave du Colonel Henri Roi-Tan­guy (place Den­fert-Rochereau) (14th). M° Den­fert-Rochereau Cité des Sci­ences et de l’In­dus­trie Sit­u­ated in the heart of La Vil­lette Park, the sci­ence and in­dus­try mu­seum houses a wide num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and ex­hi­bi­tions. La Géode-a gi­ant hemi­spheric dome that shows films in 360°. La Cité des En­fants-in­ter­ac­tive spa­ces (2-7 yrs & 5-12 yrs) are specif­i­cally de­signed to ini­ti­ate chil­dren’s senses. 30 ave Corentin Car­iou (19th), 01.40.05.80.00. M° Porte de la Vil­lette Dis­ney­land Paris With 2 Dis­ney Parks, filled with more than 50 at­trac­tions, shows and pa­rades, a day at Dis­ney­land Paris will set pulses rac­ing among even the most sea­soned thrill-seeker. Around 35 min from Paris by train (Na­tion sta­tion), RER A to Marne-la-Val­lée/Chessy Flight Ex­pe­ri­ence Paris You can pi­lot a Boe­ing 737 in a state of the art flight sim­u­la­tor. Un­der the guid­ance of a qual­i­fied in­struc­tor, you can take off, climb, cruise and land. You can choose your route and fly­ing time from sev­eral dif­fer­ent flight pack­ages. 21 quai d’Auster­litz (13th), M° Quai de la Gare FlyView En­joy a bird’s eye view of Paris with this vir­tual re­al­ity ex­pe­ri­ence lo­cated in the heart of the French cap­i­tal. Par­tic­i­pants don a vir­tual re­al­ity hel­met jet­pack and en­ter a sim­u­la­tor to vir­tu­ally fly over the city for a spec­tac­u­lar view of the cap­i­tal and its iconic mon­u­ments. Suit­able for chil­dren aged 8 and over. 30 rue du 4 Septem­bre, Place de l’Opéra (2nd). M° Opéra France Minia­ture This fun and ed­u­ca­tional park presents all of the ma­jor sites and mon­u­ments of France in minia­ture. The six ma­jor re­gions of France are cov­ered with some 117 mon­u­ments and 2,000 scale mod­els on view in spa­cious set­tings. At­trac­tions, ed­u­ca­tional tools and a restau­rant of­fer­ing re­gional spe­cial­ties round out the agenda. Blvd An­dré Mal­raux, 78990 Elan­court, 01.30.16.16.30. Take the A13 high­way di­rec­tion Ver­sailles/Saint-Quentin- en-Yve­lines then the A12 di­rec­tion Dreux, exit at Elan­court Grande Arche This stun­ning mon­u­ment listed as 20th cen­tury her­itage is sit­u­ated in the heart of the busi­ness dis­trict, La Défense. Its rooftop of­fers a 360-de­gree panoramic view of the city and it houses ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces de­voted to pho­to­jour­nal­ism ex­hi­bi­tions on the 35th floor. A restau­rant and a sand­wich shop are

all on the agenda. 1 parvis de la Défense, 92044 Paris La Défense, 01.40.90.52.20. M° La Défense Grande Arche La Mer de Sable Lo­cated in an ex­cep­tional nat­u­ral set­ting, this ad­ven­ture-filled park of­fers a fine day out for the whole fam­ily with 30 at­trac­tions and a host of fun ac­tiv­i­ties. There are four ma­jor shows in­clud­ing two fea­tur­ing horses, en­coun­ters with an­i­mals, themed restau­rants and the park is less than an hour from Paris. 60950 Er­menonville. From Paris take the North Au­toroute A1, di­rec­tion Er­menonville then take exit 7 Le Manoir de Paris The ur­ban le­gends of Paris come to life in this haunted manor house and listed his­toric mon­u­ment. Fri 6pm-10pm & Sat, Sun 3pm-7pm. 18 rue de Par­adis (10th), M° Château d’Eau Parc As­terix This theme park brings you back in time to sam­ple life as it was in a Gal­lic vil­lage. Magic po­tions, men­hirs, caul­drons and a for­est of druids are just a sam­pling of the at­trac­tions in this fun-filled park. Thirty kilo­me­tres north of Paris on the A1 high­way di­rec­tion, Lille, exit Parc As­terix be­tween ex­its 7 and 8. Ac­cess di­rectly from Paris with the shut­tle bus which leaves from the coach park at the Car­rousel du Lou­vre (fol­low the signs to ”park­ing au­to­cars”). Parc Zoologique de Paris This beau­ti­ful zoo presents in 16 nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments some 1,000 an­i­mals, birds, mam­mals, rep­tiles, am­phib­ians and fish rep­re­sent­ing 180 species. En­trance lo­cated at the cor­ner of the ave Daumes­nil and the Route de Cein­ture du lac Daumes­nil (12th), M° Château de Vin­cennes then 46 bus to zoo. Rex Stu­dios Travel into the heart of cinema in this iconic the­atre for a unique and in­ter­ac­tive visit into the mag­i­cal world of cinema and into the back­stage of the largest movie the­atre in Europe. The venue of­fers fab­u­lous fun and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily where one and all can take on the roles of al­ter­na­tively ac­tor, spec­ta­tor or even di­rec­tor. 5 blvd Pois­son­nière (2nd), 01.45.08.93.40. M° Bonne Nou­velle

BOAT CRUISES

Bateaux Parisiens Gi­ant glass-roofed tour boats de­part­ing ev­ery hour on the hour, 10am-10pm (ex­cept 1pm & 7:30pm). Lunch and din­ner cruises also avail­able. Port de la Bour­don­nais (7th), 08.25.01.01.01. M° Tro­cadéro Bateaux-Mouches The leg­endary com­pany has been of­fer­ing cruises on the Seine river for decades. Dou­bledeck boats pro­vide an un­usual ap­proach to Paris mon­u­ments. Departures ev­ery 45 min, 11am-9pm. For din­ner cruises please see the Din­ing sec­tion. Pont de l’Alma (8th), 01.42.25.96.10. M° Alma-Marceau Ba­to­bus A sleek “shut­tle boat” mak­ing 8 stops in­clud­ing the Eif­fel Tower, the Lou­vre, the Jardin des Plantes and the Town Hall. 10:30am-7pm. 01.76.64.79.12 Vedettes du Pont Neuf These hour cruises on the Seine of­fer a dis­cov­ery of the city’s lead­ing mon­u­ments.10:30am-noon & 1:30pm-10:30pm, boats 30 min apart. Square du Vert Galant (1st), 01.46.33.98.38. M° Pont Neuf River Limou­sine Take in a pri­vate cruise on the Seine on board a cus­tom-built lux­u­ri­ous boat re­plete with a sa­lon and a bot­tle of cham­pagne. Reser­va­tions re­quired. 06.86.07.87.37 Vedettes de Paris Of­fer­ing one-hour cruises de­part­ing from the Eif­fel Tower. 10:30am-10pm, boats 30 min apart. Spe­cial theme cruises also avail­able in­clud­ing a cham­pagne tast­ing cruise. Port de Suf­fren (7th), 01.44.18.19.50. M° Bir Hakeim/RER C Champs de Mars

DAY TRIPS

Château de Fon­tainebleau A res­i­dence of the French kings from the 12th to the 19th cen­tury, this royal château is fa­mous for its su­perb Re­nais­sance decor by Ital­ian artists. WedMon 9:30am-5pm. 01.60.71.50.70. SNCF Grandes Lignes from Gare de Lyon to Fon­tainebleau-Avon (40 min), then a short bus or shut­tle ride from the sta­tion. Château de Ver­sailles Louis XIV’s mag­nif­i­cent palace, with the Hall of Mir­rors, Grands Ap­parte­ments and Le Nôtre’s su­perb gar­dens. The Chateau is open Tue-Sun 9am-6:00pm. Gar­dens open daily 8 am to sun­set; free. Av­enue Rock­e­feller. 01.30.83.78.00. RER C to Ver­sailles Chateau Rive Gauche Château et Do­maine de Chan­tilly North of Paris, a 16th cen­tury royal château with a beau­ti­ful park and a fab­u­lous art col­lec­tion. Mon-Sun 10:30am-5pm. 03.44.57.40.40. SNCF at the Gare du Nord (25 min) or RER D to Chan­tilly– Gou­vieux (45 min) then take the free bus no. 15 marked “Sen­lis” to the château. Château de Vaux le Vi­comte This unique es­tate with its 17th cen­tury cas­tle and for­mal French gar­dens is one of the most beau­ti­ful in France. The cas­tle’s vast French gar­dens, punc­tu­ated by foun­tains and water basins, are re­garded as royal gar­dener An­dre Le Nôtre’s mas­ter­work. By car 55 km from Paris. Maincy 77950, 01.64.14.41.90 Giverny En­ter into the world of the Im­pres­sion­ists in this dreamy vil­lage west of Paris where Claude Monet ar­rived in 1883. Monet’s home, gar­dens and the im­mor­tal­ized water lily ponds re­main, all opened to the public at the Fon­da­tion Claude Monet. 84 rue Claude Monet, SNCF from the Gare St. Lazare to Gare de Ver­non, 45 min­utes, then the No. 240 bus to Giverny. 02.32.51.28.21 Musée Na­tional du Château de Mal­mai­son This de­light­ful 17th cen­tury cas­tle on the out­skirts of Paris was the ru­ral home of Josephine and Napoleon Bon­a­parte. 10am-12:30pm/13:30pm5:45pm/Un­til 6:15pm Sat & Sun. Closed Tues. Ave du Château de Mal­mai­son. Metro or RER to la Défense then bus 258 to the stop Château

GAR­DENS

Jardin des Tui­leries This vast park filled with peace­ful wide al­ley­ways for strolling and an oc­tag­o­nal water basin of­fers a place for a prom­e­nade be­tween the Pyra­mide du Lou­vre and the Place de la Con­corde. Sculp­tures by Mail­lol, Rodin, Dubuffet and Louise Bour­geois are among the jew­els set in these re­fresh­ing gar­dens. Jardin des Tui­leries (1st), M° Con­corde Jardin du Lux­em­bourg These lovely gar­dens were built upon the ini­tia­tive of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. They are com­posed of both English and French gar­dens, a large pond an or­chard of old vin­tage fruit trees and an api­ary. Ac­tiv­i­ties for adults in­clude chess, ten­nis and re­mote con­trol boats while chil­dren can a pup­pet the­atre, rides and slides. Rue de Médi­cis - Rue de Vau­gi­rard (6th), M° Odéon

GUIDED TOURS

L’Open Tour Paris Open-topped buses and over 50 stops. Buy tick­ets on board, at hotels, or at their bou­tique of­fice. 13 rue Au­ber (9th), 01.42.66.56.56. M° Opéra Paris Au­then­tic This is a unique Parisian con­cept for per­sonal sight­see­ing tours and ex­cur­sions in tra­di­tional French 2cv cars. Be picked up any­where in Paris and the Parisian driv­ers of Paris Au­then­tic take you for an un­usual dis­cov­ery of their city. 06.64.50.44.19 Paris City Vi­sion City tours, day and evening ex­cur­sions, trips to the Loire and other re­gions. 214 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.44.55.60.00. M° Tui­leries

Musée de l’Homme The na­tional an­thro­po­log­i­cal mu­seum houses re­mark­able, in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned pre­his­tory and an­thro­po­log­i­cal col­lec­tions of­fer­ing a glimpse into the hu­man be­ing, his com­plex na­ture and evo­lu­tion from the in­cep­tion of his ap­pear­ance on the face of the planet to the pre­sent. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, un­til 9pm on Wed. 17 Place du Tro­cadéro et du 11 Novem­bre (16th), 01.44.05.72.72. M° Tro­cadéro Musée de la Vie Ro­man­tique A lovely 19th cen­tury home and gar­den with me­men­tos of Ge­orge Sand and paint­ings by Ary Sch­ef­fer. Tue-Sun 10am-6 pm. 16 rue Chap­tal (9th), 01.55.31.95.67. M° Blanche Musée Jac­que­mart-An­dré The man­sion of 19th cen­tury mag­nate Edouard An­dré and his wife Nélie Jac­que­mart, whose stun­ning col­lec­tion of fur­ni­ture and art in­cludes an Ital­ian sec­tion with works by Man­tegna, Uc­cello and Bot­ti­celli. Daily 10am-6pm, Mon & Sat un­til 9:30pm (for tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions only). 158 blvd Hauss­mann (8th), 01.45.62.11.59. M° Miromes­nil Musée du Lou­vre One of the world’s most im­por­tant art col­lec­tions, in­clud­ing the Mona Lisa, Euro­pean paint­ing and sculp­ture, large-for­mat 19th cen­tury French paint­ings, Greek, Ro­man and Egyp­tian an­tiq­ui­ties. Open Wed-Mon 9am-6pm (to 9:45 pm Wed & Fri, re­duced price af­ter 6pm). 99 rue de Rivoli (1st), 01.40.20.53.17. M° Palais-Royal/Lou­vre-Rivoli Musée de la Magie A fan­tasy world awaits in this space de­voted to magic. Be­neath 16th cen­tury vaulted cel­lars are op­ti­cal il­lu­sions, magic art and more. The visit winds up with a su­perb magic show. Wed, Sat, Sun and school hol­i­days. 2pm-7pm. 11 rue Saint Paul (4th), 01.42.72.13.26. M° Saint-Paul Musée de Mont­martre and Jardins Renoir The mu­seum on the hill was founded in 1960 and to­day houses a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion that boasts works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and Utrillo. The charm­ing mu­seum is also sur­rounded by three gar­dens ded­i­cated to Au­guste Renoir, ren­der­ing the mu­seum even more ex­cep­tional. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. 12-14 rue Cor­tot (18th), 01.49.25.89. 39. M° La­marck-Caulain­court Musée du Parfum - Frag­o­nard Dis­cover the world of per­fume and per­fume mak­ing in this de­light­ful mu­seum op­er­ated by Frag­o­nard, the leg­endary Grasse-based per­fume and essence maker en­sconced in a su­perb Napoleon III town house. This year Frag­o­nard is cel­e­brat­ing the lily of the val­ley. Free. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun and hol­i­days 9am-5pm. 3-5 square de l’Opéra Louis Jou­vet (9th) , 01.40.06.10.09. M° Opéra Musée Mar­mot­tan Monet A beau­ti­ful and de­light­ful mu­seum in a pri­vate man­sion hous­ing the world’s largest col­lec­tion of works by Claude Monet. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, Thurs un­til 8pm. 2 rue Louis Boilly (16th), 01.44.96.50.33. M° La Muette Mu­seum Na­tional d’His­toire Na­turelle A nat­u­ral his­tory mu­seum famed for its Grande Ga­lerie de l’Evo­lu­tion, a stun­ning dis­play of thou­sands of an­i­mal species. Other gal­leries house the rich col­lec­tions of pa­le­on­tol­ogy, com­par­a­tive anatomy, min­er­al­ogy and ge­ol­ogy. The gal­leries and ex­hi­bi­tion halls are sur­rounded by the botan­i­cal gar­dens of Paris and one of the old­est zo­o­log­i­cal gar­dens in the world, the Mé­nagerie. Wed-Mon 10am-6pm, Sat late night un­til 8 pm. Jardin des Plantes, 36 rue Ge­of­froy Saint-Hi­laire (5th), 01.40.79.54.79. M° Cen­sier-Dauben­ton/Auster­litz Musée Na­tional Jean-Jac­ques Hen­ner This mu­seum housed in an el­e­gant 19th cen­tury man­sion show­cases some 300 works, ob­jects and doc­u­ments trac­ing the life and ca­reer of the 19th cen­tury French painter Jean-Jac­ques Hen­ner. Wed-Mon 11am to 6pm. 43 av­enue de Vil­liers (17th), 01.47.63.42.73. M° Malesherbes Musée de l’Orangerie In the heart of Paris in the Tui­leries Gar­den this com­pletely ren­o­vated mu­seum al­lows the visi­tor to dis­cover the spec­tac­u­lar en­sem­ble of Monet’s Water Lilies in nat­u­ral light­ing as well as the 144 works of art in the Wal­ter-Guil­laume Col­lec­tion (in­clud­ing Renoir, Cézanne, Modigliani, Matisse, Pi­casso...). Wed-Mon 9am- 6pm. Jardin des Tui­leries, en­trance Place de la Con­corde (1st). M° Con­corde Musée d’Or­say A dra­mat­i­cally ren­o­vated for­mer train sta­tion de­voted to 19th and 20th cen­tury art, in­clud­ing the Im­pres­sion­ists, Manet, Van Gogh and Gau­guin. Tue-Sun 9:30am-6pm. 1 rue de la Lé­gion d’Hon­neur (7th), 01.40.49.48.14. M° Solférino Musée du Quai Branly - Jac­ques Chirac An ex­ten­sive and dra­mat­i­cally dis­played col­lec­tion of indige­nous arts from Africa, Asia, Ocea­nia and the Amer­i­cas. Tue, Wed & Sun 11am-7pm, Thur, Fri & Sat 1am-9pm. 37 Quai Branly (7th), 01.56.61.70.00. M° Alma Marceau Musée Pi­casso A ma­jor col­lec­tion of Pi­casso’s works - paint­ings, draw­ings, sculp­tures, ce­ram­ics - dis­played in a beau­ti­fully re­stored 17th cen­tury man­sion in the trendy Marais dis­trict. Tues-Fri 11:30am-6pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-6pm, late night un­til 9pm, the third Fri­day of the month. 5 rue Thorigny (3rd), 01.42.71.25.21. M° Saint-Sébastien - Frois­sart Musée Rodin Sculp­ture by Au­guste Rodin, with works by his pupil and muse Camille Claudel, in a for­mer pri­vate man­sion, with its fa­mous gar­dens and chapel. Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:45pm, late night Wed un­til 9pm. Gar­den closes at 5pm. 79 rue de Varenne (7th), 01.44.18.61.10. M° Varenne Musée du Vin Opened in 1984, the Wine Mu­seum is a cul­tural cen­ter ex­hibit­ing the rich and var­ied col­lec­tions of French wine housed in one of Paris’ old­est lime­stone quar­ries. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm. 5 Square Charles Dick­ens (16th), 01.45.25.70.89. M° Passy Musée Yves Saint Lau­rent This mu­seum de­voted to the French de­signer Yves Saint Lau­rent ex­hibits the cou­turier’s body of work and is lo­cated on the premises of his for­mer haute cou­ture house. Ret­ro­spec­tive dis­plays are al­ter­nated with tem­po­rary the­matic ex­hi­bi­tions and by ap­point­ment guided tours can be or­ga­nized. Tues-Sun 11am-6pm, last tick­ets at 5:15pm. 5 av­enue Marceau (16th), 01.44.31.64.00. M°Alma-Marceau Palais de la Dé­cou­verte This mu­seum and cul­tural cen­tre geared for both chil­dren and adults is de­voted to the sci­ences and hosts tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions in ad­di­tion to its per­ma­nent spa­ces de­voted to math, physics and other sci­ences. In­ter­ac­tive dis­plays, work­shops and a plan­e­tar­ium are all on the agenda.Tues-Sat 9:30am to 6pm. Av­enue Franklin Roo­sevelt (8th), 01.56.43.20.20. M° Champs-Elysées-Cle­menceau Palais de Tokyo Built in 1937 as the French Mod­ern Art Mu­seum, the Palais is known to­day as the site of con­tem­po­rary cre­ation, ded­i­cated to open­ing the minds of all gen­er­a­tions. This is the only mu­seum in Paris to be open un­til mid­night and al­most all events are open to the public. From 12 noon to 12 mid­night ev­ery day ex­cept Tues­day. 13 ave du Président Wil­son(16th),01.47.23.54.01. M° Iéna Petit Palais The city’s fine arts mu­seum, in a beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated 1900 build­ing. The ex­ten­sive per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of­fers a panorama of art from an­tiq­uity to the early 20th cen­tury. Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, late night Thurs un­til 8pm. Ave Win­ston Churchill (8th), 01.53.43.40.00. M° Champs-Elysées - Cle­menceau Phil­har­monie de Paris - Cité de la Musique This cul­tural venue in east­ern Paris ded­i­cated to mu­sic houses con­cert halls, ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces, re­hearsal rooms and ed­u­ca­tional spa­ces for work­shops and con­fer­ences. Tues-Fri 12pm-6pm/ Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. 221 ave Jean Jau­rès (19th), 01.44. 84.44.84. M° Porte de Pantin 11 Conti - Mon­naie de Paris This beau­ti­ful build­ing on the Seine was home to the French mint. To­day crafts­men con­tinue to fash­ion medals, of­fi­cial dec­o­ra­tions and col­lec­tor’s coins. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. 11 Quai de Conti (6th), 01.40.46.56.66. M° Pont Neuf

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