Metropole Paris – Museums II

On this 2nd page, Paris museums and monuments from the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération to the Musée Zadkine, including nine museums in the Paris region.

On the 1st page, Paris museums and monuments from the Arc de Triomphe to the Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin.

Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération
InfoTel:– 01 44 42 48 14 – Fax: 01 44 42 30 88
North entry: via the esplanade des Invalides
South entry: via the place Vauban
129. Rue de Grenelle – Paris 7
Métro: Latour–Maubourg, Invalides, Saint François–Xavier, Varenne
RER: line 'C' Invalides
Bus: lines 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93
Open: daily, October to March from 10:00 to 17:00
Open: daily, April to September from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: 1st Monday in month, and 1. January, 1. May, 1. November and 25. December
Tariff: 7.00 euros, reduced 5.00 euros up to 26 years and over 60
Free: under age 12
A single ticket is valuable for entry to the Musée de l'Armée, to the Tombeau de Napoléon Ier, to temporary exhibitions, to the Musée des Plans–Reliefs and to the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération.

Musée du Louvre
InfoTel:– 01 40 20 50 50 – Fax: 01 40 20 54 42
Auto reply: in 5 languages: 01 40 20 51 51
Place du Palais–Royal – Paris 1
Main entry: through the Pyramid – 9:00 to 22:00
Enter: from the Place Palais–Royal, through to the Pyramid, from 9:00 to 18:00
Enter: from the Galerie Carrousel, 99. Rue de Rivoli, from 9:00 to 22:00
Métro: Palais–Royal–Musée du Louvre
Bus: lines 21, 27, 29, 39, 48, 69, 72, 81, 95
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 9:00 to 18:00, Wednesday and Friday to 21:45
Closed: Tuesday and some holidays
Tariff: 8.50 euros from 9:00 to 18:00, 6.00 euros from 18:00 to 21:45
Tariff: reduced after 18:00 and Sunday, free under age 18
Free: 1st Sunday of the month and 14. July

Entry: to Musée Eugène–Delacroix on same day is included
Ancient home of French kings now houses collections from Eyyptian history to 1848, including the Louvre's own history.

Musée du Luxembourg
InfoTel:– 01 42 34 25 95 – Fax : 01 45 44 57 33
19. Rue de Vaugirard – Paris 6
Métro: Saint–Sulpice, RER 'B' Luxembourg
Bus: 38, 84, 58, 89
Open: Monday, Friday, Weekends from 11:00 to 22:00
Open: Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 to 19:00
Open: 1. and 11. November, 25. December, 1. January, 11:00 to 19:00
Closed: Tuesday
Tariff: 9.00 euros, reduced 6.00 euros, free under age 8
Temporary exhibitions in the Senat's museum

Musée Maillol – Fondation Dina Vierny
InfoTel:– 01 42 22 59 58
59–61. Rue de Grenelle – Paris 7
Métro: Rue du Bac
Bus: lines 63, 69, 84, 94
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00
Closed: Tuesday and holidays
Tariff: 8.00 euros, reduced 6.00 euros, free under age 16
Contains the Maillol and Dina Vierny collections

Musée de la Marine
InfoTel:– 01 53 65 69 53
17. Place du Trocadéro – Paris 16
Métro: Trocadéro
Bus: lines 22, 30, 32, 63
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Tuesday, 1. May, 25. December and 1. January
Tariff: 7.00 euros, reduced 5.40 euros, free under age 6
France's marine museum

Musée Marmottan–Monet
InfoTel:– 01 44 96 50 33
2. Rue Louis–Boilly – Paris 16
Métro: La Muette
Bus: lines 22, 32, 52
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 6.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros, free under age 8
Collection by the impressionist Claude Monet

Musée de la Mode et du Textile
– Same address: Musée des Arts Décoratifs and the Musée de la Publicité
InfoTel:– 0144 55 57 50 – Fax: 01 44 55 57 84
105–107. Rue de Rivoli – Paris 1
Access for the disabled via a lift at 105, rue de Rivoli
Métro: Palais-Royal, Tuileries, Pyramides
Bus: lines 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 72, 81, 95
Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 18:00 , Wednesday to 21:00
Open: Weekends, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday and national holidays.
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 4.50 euros for ages 18-25, free under age 18
Creations by the 20th century's top clothing designers

Musée de la Monnaie
InfoTel:– 01 40 46 55 35
11. Quai Conti – Paris 6
Métro: Pont-Neuf
Bus: lines 24, 27
Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 17:30, Weekends from 12:00
Closed: Monday
Visits by reservation, Wednesday and Friday at 14:15
Tariff: 8.00 euros, reduced 6.00 euros, free under age 16
France's money, from the Renaissance until today

Musée de Montmartre
InfoTel:– 01 49 25 89 37
12. Rue Cortot – Paris 18
Métro: Lamarck–Caulaincourt or Abbesses
Bus: lines 80 and Montmartrobus
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 5.50 euros, reduced 3.50 euros
Features artists who lived on Montmartre

Musée du Montparnasse
InfoTel:– 01 42 22 91 96
21. Avenue du Maine – Paris 15
Métro: Montparnasse
Bus: lines 82, 92, 94, 95, 96
Open: only during temporary exhibitions
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:30 to 19:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 4.00 euros
Features the Montparnasse school of art

Musée Gustave Moreau
InfoTel:– 01 48 74 38 50 – Fax: 01 48 74 18 71
14. Rue La Rochefoucauld – Paris 9
Métro: Trinité
Bus: 32, 42, 43, 81, 89
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 10:00 to 12:45, and from 14:00 to 17:15
Closed: Tuesday
Tariff: 4.00 euros, reduced 2.60 euros for ages 18-26,
Free: under age 18, and 1st Sunday in month
Contains the major works by Gustave Moreau

Musée du Moyen Age – Thermes de Cluny
InfoTel:– 01 53 73 78 16 – Fax: 01 43 25 85 27
6. Place Paul Painlevé – Paris 5
Métro: Saint-Michel or Cluny-la-Sorbonne
RER: 'C' Saint–Michel or RER 'B' Cluny–La Sorbonne
Bus: lines 21, 27, 38, 63, 85, 86, 87
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 9:15 to 17:45
Closed: Tuesday
Tarif: 6.70 euros, reduced 5.20 euros, reduced for all on Sunday
Free: under age 18, and 1st Sunday of month
The museum is composed of two remarkable buildings: the Thermes Gallo–Roman (thermal baths, Ist–3rd centuries) and the Hôtel des Abbés de Cluny (Mansion of the Abbots of Cluny,15th century). The museum houses a splendid collection covering the entire range of medieval art (Kings of Judah heads, Notre–Dame de Paris; the tapestry of the Dame à la Licorne (Lady with Unicorn tapestry), stained–glass windows from the 15th to the end of the 17th century, fabrics, furniture

Musée de la Musique
InfoTel:– 01 44 84 45 00
221. Avenue Jean–Jaurès – Paris 19
Métro: Porte de Pantin
Bus: lines 75, PC2, PC3
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 6.50 euros, reduced 5.20 euros, 3.20 euros under age 18
Free: under age 18 for the permanent collection
Music from the Renaissance to the 19th century, 900 instruments

Musée Nissim De Camondo
InfoTel:– 01 53 89 06 50
63. Rue de Monceau – Paris 17
Métro: Villiers
Bus: lines 30, 94
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 17:00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 4.50 euros
18th century objects and furniture in a 19th century townhouse

Notre Dame de Paris
InfoTel:– 01 42 34 56 10
6; Place du Parvis–de–Notre–Dame – Paris 4
Métro: Cité, Saint–Michel
Bus: lines 21, 24, 38, 47, 85, 96
Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 to 18:45, Sunday 8:00 to 19:45
Towers: October to March, from 10:00 to 17:30, April to June from 9:30 to 19:30, July and August from 9:00 to 19:30 and to 23:00 on weekends, September from 9:30 to 19:30
Tariff: 6.10 euros, reduced 4.10 euros
Free: under age 18, 1st Sunday in month and from October to March
Musée de Notre–Dame
InfoTel:– 01 43 25 42 92
10. Rue du Cloître Notre–Dame – Paris 4
Open: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and some holidays, from 14:30 to 18:00
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Tariff: 2.50 euros, reduced 1.50 euros
History of the cathedral

Musée de l'Opéra, Bibliothèque – Palais Garnier
InfoTel:– 01 47 42 07 02
Place de l'Opéra – Paris 9
Métro: Opéra, Chaussée–d'Antin, and RER 'A' Auber
Bus: lines 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 42, 52, 53, 66, 68, 81, 89, 95
Open: Museum – daily from 10:00 to 17:00, except for matinée performances
Open: Library – Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 3.00 euros – inluded for Opéra visit
In addition to the 19th century theatre architecture, there is also the museum of the Opéra and its library.

Musée de l'Orangerie
InfoTel:– 01 42 97 48 16 – Fax: 01 42 61 30 82
Jardin des Tuileries – Paris 1
Métro: Concorde
Closed: for renovations

Musée d'Orsay
InfoTel:– 01 40 49 48 14
Entrée Musée et expositions par le parvis,
1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur – Paris 7
Métro: Solférino or RER C Musée d'Orsay
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00, Thursday until 21:45
Closed: Monday, and 25. December
Tariff: 7.00 euros, redeuced 5.00 euros, free under age 18
Tariff: 5.00 euros on Sundays after 16:15 and Thursdays after 20:00
Built inside the former Orsay train station, the museum displays a series of collections featuring artistic works from the second half of the 19th century in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, city planning, decorative arts, and photography.

Palais de le Porte Dorée - Aquarium
InfoTel:– 01 44 74 84 80 – Fax: 01 43 43 27 53
293. Avenue Daumesnil – Paris 12
Métro: Porte–Dorée
Bus: 46 and PC
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 10:00 to 17:15
Closed: Tuesday
Tariff: 5.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros
5000 species in the tropical aguarium in Art Déco building

Palais de Tokyo – Centre d'Art Contemporain
InfoTel:– 01 47 23 38 86
13. Avenue du Président–Wilson – Paris 16
Métro: Alma–Marceau or Iéna
Bus: lines 32, 42, 63, 72, 92
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to midnight
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 4.00 euros
Today's art, video, installations

Panthéon
InfoTel:– 01 44 32 18 00
Place du Panthéon – Paris 5
Métro: RER 'B' Luxembourg
Bus: lines 21, 27, 38, 84, 89
Open: daily, from 10:00 to 17:45, in winter to 17:15
Tariff: 7.00 euros, reduced 4.50 euros
Free: under age 18, 1st Sunday in month, October to March
'Nécropole' of France's greats

Pavillon des Arts
InfoTel:– 01 42 33 82 50 - Fax: 40 28 93 22
101. Rue Rambuteau – Paris 1
Métro: Châtelet–Les Halles
Bus: 29, 38, 47
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11:30 to 18:30
Closed: Monday and holidays
Tariff: 5.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros, free under age 14
Open for temporary exhibitions only

Musée de la Poste
InfoTel:– 01 42 79 24 24
34. Boulevard de Vaugirard – Paris 15
Métro: Montparnasse–Bienvenüe
Bus: lines 88, 92,94, 95, 96
Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Sunday and public holidays
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 3.50 euros, free under age 12
Postal collection and temporary exhibitions

Patrimoine Photographique – Hôtel de Sully
InfoTel:– 01 42 74 47 75
62. Rue Saint Antoine – Paris 4
Métro: Saint–Paul or Bastille
Bus: lines 69, 76, 96
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:30
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 2.50 euros
Open for temporary photographic exhibitions only

Pavillon de l'Arsenal
InfoTel:– 01 42 76 33 97 – Fax: 01 42 76 26 32
21. Boulevard Morland – Paris 4
Métro: Sully–Morland or Bastille
Bus: lines 87, 86, 67
Open: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:30 to 18:30
Open: Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:00
Closed: Monday, and on 1. January
Free: permanent exhibition: 'Paris, a Guided Visit'

Centre de la Photographie
InfoTel:– 01 53 76 12 31
11. Rue Berryer – Paris 8
Métro: George–V
Closed definitively

Maison Européene de la Photographie
InfoTel:– 01 44 78 75 00 – Fax: 01 44 78 75 15
5–7. Rue de Fourcy – Paris 4
Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont Marie.
Bus: lines 67, 69, 96, 76.
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 20:00
Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 2.50 euros
Free: under age 8, and on Wednesday from 17:00 to 20:00

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Musée des Plans–Reliefs
InfoTel:– 01 44 42 48 14 - Fax: 01 44 42 30 88
North entry: via the esplanade des Invalides
South entry: via the place Vauban
129. Rue de Grenelle –7 Paris 7
Métro: Latour–Maubourg, Invalides, Saint François–Xavier, Varenne
RER: line 'C' Invalides
Bus: lines 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93
Open: daily, October to March from 10:00 to 17:00
Open: daily, April to September from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: 1st Monday in month, and 1. January, 1. May, 1. November and 25. December
Tariff: 7.00 euros, reduced 5.00 euros for ages 18-26 and over 60
Free: under age 18
A single ticket is valuable for entry to the Musée de l'Armée, to the Tombeau de Napoléon Ier, to temporary exhibitions, to the Musée des Plans–Reliefs and to the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération

Musée Picasso
InfoTel:– 01 42 71 25 21 – Fax: 01 48 04 75 46
Hôtel Salé, 5. Rue de Thorigny – Paris 3
Métro: Saint–Sébastien Froissart, Chemin Vert or Saint–Paul
Bus: lines 29, 69, 75, 96
Open: October to April from 9:30 to 17:30
Open: April to October from 9:30 to 18:00
Closed: Tuesday, 25. December and 1. January
Tariff: 5.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros, free under age 18
Tariff special expos: 6.70 euros, reduced and Sunday 5.20 euros
Free: under age 18, 1st Sunday in month
The museum is located in a superb 18th century mansion. Contains an important collection of works by Picasso, including paintings, 160 sculptures, collages, relief paintings, ceramics, prints, notebooks, as well as primitive objets d'art, photographs, plus works by Corot, Cézanne, le Douanier Rousseau, Matisse, Braque – which constituted Picasso's private collection

Centre Pompidou
InfoTel:– 01 44 78 12 33
Place Georges–Pompidou – Paris 4
Métro: Rambuteau, Châtelet or Hôtel de Ville
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 11:00 to 21:00, to 23:00 on Thursday
Closed: Tuesday, and 1. May
Tariff: exhibitions from 5.00 to 9.00 euros, day pass 10.00 euros
Free: under age 18
Tariff: Musée d'Art Moderne, 7.00 euros, reduced 5.00 euros
Media centre, library, graphic arts, Brancusi Atelier, temporary exhibitions

Musée de la Poupée
InfoTel:– 01 42 72 73 11
Impasse Berthaud, just off 22. Rue Rambuteau – Paris 3
Métro: Rambuteau
Bus: lines 29, 38, 47
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday, and public holidays
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 4.00 euros, 3.00 euros for ages 3-18
Permanent collection of 500 French dolls, and temporary exhibitions

Musée de la Publicité
InfoTel:– 01 44 55 57 50 – Fax: 01 44 55 57 84
107. Rue de Rivoli – Paris 1
Métro: Palais–Royal, Tuileries, Pyramides
Bus: lines 21, 27, 39, 48, 68, 72, 81, 95
Open: Tuesday to Friday,11:00 to 18:00, Wednesday to 21:00
Open: Weekends from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday, and national holidays.
Tariff: 6.00 euros, reduced 4.50 euros; for ages 18-25, free under age 18
Collection of old and modern advertising items

Musée Rodin
InfoTel:– 01 44 18 61 10 – Fax: 01 44 18 61 30
Hôtel Biron, 77. Rue de Varenne – Paris 7
Métro: Varenne
Bus: lines 82, 92
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:30 to 16:45, October to April
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:45 to 17:45, April to October
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 3.00 euros, just garden 1 euro
Free: under age 18 and 1st Sunday in month
A comprehensive collection of works by Auguste Rodin is presented in his mansion and in the adjoining garden

Musée Roland Garros
InfoTel:– 01 47 43 48 48
2. Avenue Gordon–Bennett – Paris 16
Métro: Porte d'Auteuil
Bus: lines 32, 52, PC1
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 7.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros for under age 18
Multimedia tennis museum and stadium visits

Musée de la Sculpture en Plein Air
InfoTel:– 43 26 91 90
Quai Saint–Bernard – Paris 5
Métro: Gare d'Austerlitz
Bus: lines 24, 63, 89
Open: 24/24, free access
The garden created in 1980 on the banks of the Seine presents sculptures from the second half of the 20th century: Brancusi, Gilioli, César

Tombeau de Napoléon – Saint–Louis des Invalides
InfoTel:– 01 44 42 48 14 – Fax: 01 44 42 30 88
North entry: via the Esplanade des Invalides
South entry: via the Place Vauban – Paris 7
Métro: Latour–Maubourg, Invalides, Saint François–Xavier, Varenne
RER: line 'C' Invalides
Bus: lines 28, 63, 69, 80, 82, 83, 87, 92, 93
Open: daily, October to March, from 10:00 to 17:00
Open: daily, April to September, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: 1st Monday in month, and 1. January, 1. May, 1. November and 25. December
Tariff: 7.00 euros, reduced 5.00 euros up to 26 years and over 60
A single ticket is valuable for entry to the Musée de l'Armée, to the Tombeau de Napoléon, to temporary exhibitions, to the Musée des Plans–Reliefs and to the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération

Tour Eiffel
InfoTel:– 01 44 11 23 23
Champ de Mars – Paris 7
Métro: Bir–Hakeim
Bus: lines 42, 69, 82, 87
Open: daily, from 9:30 to 23:00, in summer from 9:00 to 24:00
Tariff: 2nd stage, walk up stairs, 3.50 euros
Elevator: 1st stage, 4.00 euros, reduced 2.20 euros
Elevator: 2nd stage, 7.30 euros, reduced 4.00 euros
Elevator: 3rd stage, 10.40 euros, reduced 5.70 euros
3rd stage is 276 meters above Paris. Opened in 1889 for 10 years and still standing high

Musée de la Vie Romantique
InfoTel:– 01 55 31 95 67 – Fax: 01 48 74 28 42
Maison Renan Scheffer, 16. Rue Chaptal – Paris 9
Métro: Saint George, Place Blanche or Pigalle
Bus: lines 67, 68, 74
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00. to 18:00.
Closed: Monday, and public holidays
Free: permanent collection
Tariff for exhibitions: 7.00 euros, reduced 5.50 euros
Collection evoking the times and world of George Sand

Musée du Vin
InfoTel:– 01 45 25 63 26
Rue des Eaux, 5. Square Charles–Dickens – Paris 16
Métro: Passy
Bus: line 72
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 8.00 euros, includes 1 wine
Free: for restaurant diners
History of French wine

Musée Zadkine
InfoTel:– 01 55 42 77 20
100 bis, Rue d'Assas – Paris 6
Métro: Notre–Dame–des–Champs, RER 'B' Port–Royal
Bus: lines 58, 82, 83, 91
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday, and public holidays
Tariff: 4.00 euros, reduced 3.00 euros
Free: permanent collection
Ossip Zadkine's country house and museum

Museums in the Paris Region

Giverny – Musée d'Art Américain
InfoTel:– 02.32.51.94.65 – Fax 33 2 32 51 94 67
99. Rue Claude Monet – 27620 Giverny
Driving: autoroute A13 to sortie 14, direction of Vernon, then Giverny
SNCF: by train from Gare Saint–Lazare direction Rouen, to Vernon station
Then bus or taxis , or rent bicycles at the station
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Closed: Monday
Tariff: 5.50 euros, reduced 4.00 euros, ages 12–18, 3.00 euros,
Free: under age 12, 1st Sunday in month

Château de Versailles
InfoTel:– 01 30 83 77 84 – Fax: 01 30 83 77 90
78000 Versailles
RER: line 'C' to Versailles–Rive–Gauche–Château
SNCF train: from Gare Montparnasse to Versailles–Chantiers
SNCF train: from Gare Saint–Lazare to de Versailles–Rive–Droite
Bus: bus line 171 from the Pont de Sévres Métro
Open: the park, from 8:00 to 19:00, November to March from 9:00 to 17:30
Open: the Château, from 9:00 to 18:30
Open: on Wednesdays until 22:00
Closed: Monday, and certain holidays
Tariff: Château, 7.50 euros, reduced 5.30 euros, free under age 18
Tariff: King's apartment: extra 4.50 euros
Free: entry to the park
Grand and Petit Trianon: from 12:00 to 18:30, November to March from 12:00 to 17:30
Tariff: 5.00 euros, reduced 3.00 euros, free under age 18

Château d'Ecouen
InfoTel:– 01 34 38 38 50 – Fax: 01 34 38 38 78
Château d'Ecouen – 95440 Ecouen
SNCF train: from Gare du Nord, via Persan–Beaumont–Luzarches par Monsoult, to Ecouen–Ezanville; Then bus 269 to Mairie d'Ecouen
RER: 'D' via Orry la ville, to Garges Sarcelles, then bus 269 to Château d'Ecouen
Driving: 19 kms from Paris via autoroute A1, exit number 3, on N1 to Amiens Beauvais, then on N16, direction Chantilly
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 9:45 to 12:30, and from 14:00 to 17:15
Closed: Tuesday, and 1. January, 1. May, 25. December
Open: the park is open daily, except 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Tariff: summer, 5.20 euros, reduced 3.80 euros for ages 18–25 and for everybody on Sunday
Tariff: winter, 4.00 euros, reduced 2.60 euros for ages 18–25 and for everybody on Sunday
Guided tour: the castle and collections on weekends at 15:30
A remarkable selection of works of art from the 16th century: furniture, ceramics, enamels, tapestries (including the exceptional hanging retracing the History of David and Bathsheba) silverware and items in gold, paintings and armor, presented in one the most magnificent French castles of the 16th century, the original decor of which has been partly preserved: decorated ceilings, painted friezes and fireplaces, ornamental tiling.

Fontainebleau
InfoTel:– 01 60 71 50 70 – Fax: 01 60 71 50 71
77300 Fontainebleau
SNCF: from Gare de Lyon. Ask for the train–bus ticket Fontainebleau–Avon
Driving: from Paris,take autoroute A6
Open: October to May from 9:30 to 17:00, in Summer to 18:00
Closed: Tuesday, and 1. January, 1. May, 25. December
Garden: open daily, from 9:00 to 17:00, 18:00 or 19:00
Tariff: 5.50 euros, free under age 18, and free 1st Sunday in month
Small apartment circuit: Musée Napoléon, 3.00 euros or 2.30 euros
Eight centuries of history of the French Kings from Saint–Louis to Napoléon III: Renaissance room, royal suites; Museum of Napoléon the First, entirely devoted to the Emperor and his family for the period between 1804 and 1815, Chinese Museum and the apartments of the Empress Eugénie (open on Sundays). The museum also houses a splendid collection of paintings by Rosso, Primatice, Dubois, Boucher

Magny les Hameaux
InfoTel:– 01 39 30 72 72 – Fax: 01 30 64 79 55
Saint–Quentin–en–Yvelines – 78114 Magny–les–Hameaux
RER: 'C' to Saint–Quentin–en–Yvelines or RER 'B' to Saint–Rémy–les–Chevreuse
Driving: 25 km southwest from Paris
Open: March to October, from 10:30 to 18:30
Open: October to March, from10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:30
Closed: Tuesday, and some public holidays
Tariff: 3.00 euros, reduced 2.30 euros
Prints, paintings, antique books and portraits retracing the history of the Abbey of Port–Royal and the Jansenist movement in the 17th century.

Rueil Malmaison
InfoTel:– 01 41 29 05 55 – Fax: 01 41 29 05 56
Château de Malmaison
Avenue du Château – 92500 Rueil–Malmaison
RER: 'A' to La Défense–Grande Arche, then bus 258 to Malmaison or Bois Préau
Open: October to March, from 10:00 to 12:30, and from 13:30 to 17:15
Open: Weekends from 10:00 to 12:30, and from 13:30 17:45
Open: April to Sept, from 10:00 to 17:45
Open: Weekends from 10:00 to 18:15
Open: park, from 10:00 to 18:00, until 18:30 in summer
Closed: Tuesday
Tariff: 4.50 euros, reduced 3.00 euros, Sundays 3.00 euros for all
Free: under age 18

Musée des Antiquites St Germain–en–Laye
InfoTel:– 01 39 10 13 00
Château, Place Charles de Gaulle, 78000 Saint–Germain–en–Laye
RER: line 'A' to Saint–Germain–en–Laye
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 9:00 to 17:15
Open: Weekends, and May to October, from 10:00 to 18:15
Closed: Tuesday
Tariff: 4.00 euros, reduced 2.60 euros, on Sunday 2.60 euros for all
Free: under age 18
Archeology of France: from the first man–made tools to the age of Charlemagne. Sections: Prehistory, the Metal Age; the Celts, the Gallo–Romans, the Merovingians, compared archeology.
The museum is located in the castle where François I, Henri IV and Louis XIII lived and where Louis XIV was born

Musée Ceramique de Sèvres
InfoTel:– 01 41 14 04 20 – Fax : 01 45 34 67 88
Place de la Manufacture – 92310 Sèvres
Métro: Pont de Sèvres
Bus: lines 169, 171, 179, from Pont de Sèvres
Tram 2: line La Défense to Issy–les–Mollineaux
Open: Wednesday to Monday, from 10:00 to 17:00
Closed: Tuesday, and 1. January, 1. May, 1. November, 25. December
Tariff: 4.00 euros, reduced 2.60 euros. All other Sundays, tariff reduced
Free: under age 18, and for all on 1st Sunday in month
European collections of pottery from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Islamic ceramics and European earthenware and China from the 16th to the 20th century
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On the 1st page, Paris museums and monuments from the Arc de Triomphe to the Mémorial du Maréchal Leclerc Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris – Musée Jean Moulin.

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