Museums favorites

Published : Modified : 09/11/2023

CITY-LOCKER presents its favorites from the best Museums in Paris.

1. Musée des Arts et Métiers

In the heart of Paris, in the former abbey of Saint Martin des Champs, the Musée des Arts et Métiers presents the history (since the 16th century) of techniques in seven areas: scientific instruments, materials, construction, communication, mechanical energy and transport.

You will be greeted in the square by the scale model of the Statue of Liberty by Bartholdi before discovering the essential Foucault Pendulum, an 1897 airplane ... The visit ends in the Arts et Métiers metro station which is inspired by the Nautilus by Jules Verne.

Business hours

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th
Museum Arts & Métiers


  • Address : 60, Rue Réaumur, 75003 PARIS
  • Metro :
    • Line 3 and 11 : Station Arts et Métiers
    • Line 4 : Station Réaumur Sébastopol
  • Bus :
    • Lines 38 et 39 : Boulevard Sébastopol
    • Lines 20, 47 et 38 : Rue Réaumur
  • Cycling : Station Vélib 3011 Turbigo Réaumur
  • Car : Saint Martin car park
Museum Arts et Métiers


Permanent collection

  • Full price ticket : 8 €
  • Annual subscription : 22 €
  • Reduced price : 5,50 € (On presentation of proof, and individually)
  • Free: On presentation of proof, and on an individual basis
  • Free on the 1st Sunday of the month

Temporary exhibitions

  • Combined ticket : permanent collection + temporary exhibition
  • Full price : 9 €
  • Student rate (over 26 yo) : 6,50 € (On presentation of proof, and individually)
  • Reduced price (under 18 yo, titulaires du Pass Éducation, Education Pass holders, students under 26 yo) : 4 € (On presentation of proof, and individually)
  • The 1st Sunday of the month (except January 1st) and Friday evenings from 6 p.m.
    • Full price : 6 €
    • Reduced price: 4 €
  • Free : On presentation of proof, and individually


CITY-LOCKER Chatelet-Les-Halles - 82, rue des gravilliers, 75003 PARIS

Museum des Arts et Métiers

2. Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, it is unmissable if you are fond of arts and civilizations. The more than 3,500 works of art from Africa, Oceania, Asia and America, make it a must-see for non-Western arts and cultures.

A pleasant place on the banks of the Seine imagined by the architect Jean Nouvel, a building with an original architecture surrounded by a wild garden make it a unique place. It is a real place to live since you can also enjoy a gourmet meal in the panoramic restaurant "les Ombres" or in the Jacques café. These 2 restaurants are under the leadership of Michelin-starred Chef Alain Ducasse.

It is one of the 4 largest Parisian museums. The staging of the museum will allow you to discover a multitude of objects (masks, stone or wood sculptures, jewelry, musical instruments, etc.) while traveling through the different continents. Depending on the time you have, you can visit all of the collections or take advantage of the thematic routes (funeral rites, masks, femininity and fertility) that are available to you.

Business hours

Museum rooms

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The garden

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday: 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Museum Quai Branly


  • Address : 37, Quai Branly, 75007 PARIS
  • Metro :
    • Line 9 Station Alma-Marceau
    • Line 8 Station École militaire
    • Line 6 Station Bir Hakeim
  • RER : Line C Station pont de l’Alma or Champ-de-Mars – Tour Eiffel
  • Bus :
    • Line 42 : Tour Eiffel stop or Bosquet-Rapp stop
    • Lines 63, 80 et 92 : Bosquet-Rapp stop
    • Line 69 : Champ de Mars stop
    • Line 72 : Musée d’Art Moderne stop or Alma-Marceau stop
    • Line 82 : Varsovie stop or Champ-de-Mars stop
    • Line 87 : Rapp – La Bourdonnais stop
  • Cycling : Station Vélib 7023 Bourdonnais Tour Eiffel
  • Car : Quai Branly Tour Eiffel car park, George V car park and Joffre École Militaire car park
Museum Quai Branly Jacques Chirac


Permanent collections and temporary exhibitions

  • Full price ticket : 12 €
  • Reduced price : 9 € (On presentation of proof, and individually)
  • Free : On presentation of proof, and individually
  • Free on the 1st Sunday of the month

Reservation of a time slot is necessary to guarantee access to the museum.


CITY-LOCKER Tour Eiffel - 29, rue de l’Exposition, 75007 PARIS

Museum Jacques Chirac

3. Musée Rodin

Located at the corner of Boulevard des Invalides and Rue de Varenne, since the law of separation between Church and State in 1905, the Hôtel Biron has housed the workshops of several artists including Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse and Rodin . In 1911, the State bought the Hôtel Biron and Rodin decided to hand over its collections to the State on the condition that the Hôtel Biron serve as a museum to house his work. Rodin died in 1917 and never saw the opening of this museum in 1919.

The museum maintains a huge collection consisting of 6,800 sculptures, 8,000 drawings, 10,000 old photographs and 8,000 other objects. The harmony between the Hôtel Biron with its rocky architecture and the sculpture garden.

The museum exhibits Rodin's masterpieces including world famous works such as The Thinker, The Kiss… You will also discover works from his personal collection such as the paintings by Van Gogh “Le Père Tanguy” and Edward Munch “Le Penseur” ". A part is also dedicated to Camille Claudel who was Rodin's muse and lover.

A walk in the organized gardens of undergrowth, ponds, rose garden, lawn and flowerbeds, will allow you to discover Rodin's sculptures: Le Penseur, Les Bourgeois de Calais, La Porte des Enfers and the bust of Balzac. A museum in the middle of French open-air gardens.

In the heart of the garden, you can also take a break in the L’Augustine café restaurant with its magnificent terrace in the garden. A truly peaceful place dedicated to gluttony under the authority of chef Amandine Chaignot. For faster cravings, light meals are also available. Gourmet palates will appreciate LENOTRE pastries.

Business hours

The museum

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The garden

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • In winter, the sculpture garden closes at nightfall for safety reasons

Closing dates

The Rodin Museum is closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
Closed at 4 p.m. on December 24 and December 31.

Museum Rodin


  • Address : 77, Rue de Varenne 75007 PARIS
  • Metro :
    • Line 13 : Station Varenne
    • Line 13 and 8 : Station Invalides
  • RER : Line C Station Invalides
  • Bus :
    • Line 69 : Bourgogne stop
    • Line 82 : Saint François-Xavier stop
    • Line 87 : Invalides stop
    • Line 92 : Vauban – Hôtel des Invalides stop
  • Cycling : Station Vélib Varenne
  • Car : Invalides car park
The Thinker by Rodin


  • Full price ticket : 13 €
  • Free : On presentation of proof, and individually
  • Free on the 1st Sunday of the month from October to March


CITY-LOCKER Tour Eiffel - 29, rue de l’Exposition, 75007 PARIS

The must-sees of the Rodin Museum

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