Aviation museums, airports, flights

Aviation through the eyes of a traveler

Museum of air and space in Le Bourget (Musée de l'air et de l'espace)

One of the largest aviation museums in the world is located in the suburbs of Paris Le Bourget (map). It is easier to get there by RER suburban Express on line 6 (blue). From Gare du Nord, Châtelet - Les Halles and Luxembourg metro stations, you can catch the train on this line in Central Paris. Train towards Charles de Gaulle airport (aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle). From the station to the Museum about two and a half kilometers. You can take the bus line 152 (stop Jean Jaurès-Division Leclerc map) and go 5 stops to the Musée de l'air et de l'espace. But you can take a walk, which I did, it took about half an hour.

Museum of air and space in Le Bourget (Musée de l'air et de l'espace)

The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00 in summer (from April 1 to September 30) and until 17:00 in winter. The Museum is closed on public holidays of December 25 and January 1. Admission is free, but to visit some exhibits (Concord, DC-3, B-747 and others) you need to buy a special ticket.

Museum of air and space in Le Bourget (Musée de l'air et de l'espace)

The Museum occupies about a third of the airfield and hangars of The old Le Bourget airport, between the airport for private aviation, and the site of the international air show.

Museum of air and space in Le Bourget (Musée de l'air et de l'espace). Панорама

Military and civilian aircraft of the second half of the twentieth century as well as space technology are presented in the open Parking lots. With them I began to get acquainted with the Museum.

Museum of air and space in Le Bourget (Musée de l'air et de l'espace)