A museum to discover or rediscover with the whole family

  • WE LOVE : the new scenography and a big crush on the model room
  • AGE general public, ideal for ages 3 and up
  • DURATION about 1h30
  • WHERE Palais de Chaillot, place du Trocadéro (Paris 16th)
  • FREE for children, EU nationals under 26
  • HOURS 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Tuesday
  • CLOSE Tuesday
  • NOCTURNE Thursday until 10pm

With its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, The Musée National de la Marine is located in the heart of the Palais de Chaillot, on Place du Trocadéro. It is adjacent to the Museum of Man.

The National Maritime Museum offers visitors an immersive journey through seas and oceans. Dedicated to the marine world, over a thousand works restored are showcased with a spectacular scenery.

The museum is conceived as a vast playground that stimulates curiosity and where science meets art and history. While preserving the mystery of the seas, we enter a world of voyages and adventures, storms and shipwrecks... where ancestral legends are told to us ....

The Musée National de la Marine, an immersive museum...

  • New experiences await visitors of all ages with "The Compass", an application to discover the collections in a different way.
  • The children's trail which directs children to the sound of a mermaid's voice, is particularly successful.
  • We're immersed right from the startThe visit begins with a ship's bow. It's a voyage of discovery through the seas and oceans, taking you far afield to meet the world's most fascinating creatures. explorers and navigators that have been crisscrossing the maritime world since the 17th century.e century.
  • You'll also discover the seabed, navigation tools, boats with their impressive sculpted figureheads, and a whole room of magnificent ship models.
  • In the program, amazement and fascination. And maybe the visit will inspire some vocations!
  • The Musée National de la Marine raises awareness, especially among young people, to environmental issuesthe major role the seas play in climate and the fragility of ecosystems.

Family activities at the Musée National de la Marine

Family visits and workshops all year round (the presence of an accompanying adult is compulsory)

  • 0-3 years - Storytelling tour - le voyage de Bulle - a sensory journey
  • 3-5 years - Visit and workshop - Sailor's Ball - discovering iconic characters
  • 3-5 years guided tour - Boats on water - sailing on water, floating without sinking?
  • 3-5 years Guided tour - Zoo à bord - rhymes in the world of the animals on board
  • 3-12 years Workshop tour - All sails out - observe and understand a boat, make a paper sailboat and take part in the christening ceremony.
  • 6-12 years Guided tours - Secrets of the ocean - an imaginary voyage
  • 6-12 years - Send the colors - a museum investigation to decode the secret language of ship's flags

La Boussole: the smartphone application for visiting the museum

  • The children's trail : a mermaid invites children to wander the museum halls and discover the little secrets of the works - ideal for ages 7 and up
  • The immersive tour: playlets and storytelling take you into the world of the seafarers
  • The unmissable route : With a variety of content, you can discover the museum and its iconic works: video animations, soundtracks, interviews, images ...
  • The offbeat route: embark on a journey through time, taking in the history of the navy. Ancient works are confronted with contemporary productions - (ideal for young adults aged 18-30)
  • A la carte : simply scan the pictograms on the labels to discover some sixty sound animations, video interviews and images.

Stay tuned! There's plenty more to discover, so be sure to check the museum program regularly for lectures, readings, concerts and national events.

The collections and the Musée National de la Marine

  • A magnificent collection offered to Louis XIV first installed in the Louvre from 1752 to 1793 and from 1827 to 1939
  • The Palais de Chaillot was built for the 1937 Universal Exhibition. and replaces the former Trocadero Palace
  • As early as 1943, what is today the permanent collection of the Musée de la Marine was exhibited in the museum.Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot
  • Today, the Musée de la Marine in Paris houses 30,000 objects and works of artincluding paintings by Joseph Vernet devoted to views of French ports, figureheads, more than 2800 ship models from all eras - including sailing warships from the 17th to the 19th centuries
  • The new scenography has also given pride of place to the magnificent stern decorated with Louis XIV's galley La Réale dating from 1694
  • the public body that manages the museum has branches in Brest, Rochefort, Toulon and Port-Louismuseums dedicated to the maritime world


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