Day 1 - Depart UK – Arrive Paris – Eiffel Tower – Musée de l'Homme
Day 2 - Cité des Sciences et de L’Industrie – Palais de la Découverte
Day 3 - Pasteur Museum – Jardin des Plantes – Free time
Day 4 - Depart Paris – Arrive UK
Cité des Sciences et de L’Industrie
Located in the Parc de la Villette, the Cité des Sciences et de L’Industrie is the biggest science museum in Europe.
The goal of the Cité is to spread scientific and technical knowledge among the public, particularly for children in education, and to promote public interest in science, research and industry.
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Musée des arts et métiers
The Musée des arts et métiers is a museum of technological innovation and was founded in 1794 by Henri Grégoire as the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, "a store of new and useful inventions," It was refurbished in 2000, and now exhibits over 2,400 inventions.
They are split into seven collections Scientific instruments, Materials, Energy, Mechanics, Construction, Communication and Transport.
Palais de la Découverte
The Palais de la Découverte is part of the 'Universcience' group of museums along with the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, and was created in 1937 by Jean Baptiste Perrin (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics,1926) during an international exhibition on "Arts and techniques in modern life".
The museum contains permanent exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, featuring interactive experiments with commentaries by lecturers. It includes a Zeiss planetarium with 15-metre dome.
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Musée de l'Homme
Created at the same 1937 expo as the Palais de la Découverte, the Musée de l'Homme is an anthropology museum located in a stunning building at the Trocadero, opposite the Eiffel Tower.
The museums original purpose was to gather in a one place all that can define humanity: its evolution, its unity and its variety, and its cultural and social expression.
Dedicated to the life and work of one of the most important scientists of the 19th century, the Pasteur Museum is a wonderful insight into his work.
Louis Pasteur was behind the most important scientific revolutions of the 19th century in the fields of biology, agriculture, medicine and hygiene. Beginning his research on crystallography, he soon embarked on a journey filled with discoveries which led him to develop the rabies vaccine.
© MNHN - Jerome Munier
Jardin des Plantes
Situated in the 5ème arrondissement, on the left bank of the river Seine and covering 28 hectares, the Jardin des Plantes is the main botanical garden in France and is one of seven departments of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle.
The grounds include four galleries of the Muséum: the Grande Galerie de l'Évolution, the Mineralogy Museum, the Paleontology Museum and the Entomology Museum. In addition to the gardens there is also a small zoo, the Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes.