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Pavillon de l'Arsenal

Pavillon de l'Arsenal Review

If your knowledge of Paris history is nul (nil), stop here for an entertaining free explainer. Built in 1879 as a private museum, the Pavillion today is a restored structure of glass-and-iron that showcases the city's urban development through the ages. A giant model of Paris traces its evolution (with information in English). There are photos, maps, and videos, plus a giant digital interactive model detailing what Paris is predicted to look like in 2020. The stand-out, created in partnership with Google, is a floor mosaic made up of 48 LED screens that allows visitors at stationary consoles to explore the city via Google Maps. There are frequent architecture-theme temporary exhibits, plus a café and bookstore.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 21 bd. Morland, Bastille, Paris, 75004 | Map It
  • Phone: 01–42–76–33–97
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10:30–6:30, Sun. 11–7; closed Mon.
  • Website:
  • Metro Sully-Morland, Bastille.
  • Location: Eastern Paris
Updated: 02-19-2014

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