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Museum d’Histoire Naturelle Aix
The Museum d’Histoire Naturelle Aix en Provence is a natural history museum in Aix en Provence, France.

African Museum of Lyon
The African Museum of Lyon (Musée Africain de Lyon) is the oldest museum in France dedicated to Africa, and one of the oldest museums in Lyon. The collections specialise in West African objects.

Maritime, Fluvial and Harbour Museum of Rouen
The musée maritime fluvial et portuaire de Rouen is about the history of the port of Rouen , which is one the greatest port of France. The museum opened in 1999, during the Armada.

Marseille History Museum
The Marseille History Museum (Musée d'Histoire de Marseille) is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille in France. It was opened in 1983, the first town historical museum in France, to display the major archaeological finds discovered when the site was excavated in 1967 for commercial redevelopment and the construction of the Centre de la Bourse shopping centre. The museum building, which is entered from within the centre, opens onto the "jardin des vestiges", a garden containing the stabilised archaeological remains of classical ramparts, port buildings, a necropolis and so on.

Museum of the Great War
The Museum of the Great War (called the Historial de la Grande Guerre in French) is in Péronne, France, near the heart of the World War I Somme battlefields. The museum looks mostly at the Great War, and the years just before and just after. It strives to place war in a social context, stressing "the common suffering of the combatants" and "the civilians, who were equally mobilised by the war effort". Additionally, it has two major permanent specialist exhibits.

Musée Grévin
Opened since 1882, the Musée Grévin features new celebrities each year. After six months of renovation works, 300 wax statues – 80 of which new – are now displayed among an assortment of sound-enhanced settings. New: you can get your picture taken with your favourite star. Relive France’s grand history through 50 celebrities from different eras.

Musée national du Moyen Age
The museum has a rich collection or medieval art objects – gold and silverware, tapestries, sculptures, paintings, illuminated manuscripts – amassed by an enthusiastic antique collector named Alexandre du Sommerard. The collection represents a valuable testimony of the life, art and daily activities of the Middle Ages.

Louvre Museum
In 1848 the museum became the property of the State. With an annual budget devoted to aquiring new art, the collections continued to grow. Private donations also augmented the Museum's holdings.

Musée de l'Armée
The Musée de l'Armée is a museum at Les Invalides in Paris, France. Originally built as a hospital and home for disabled soldiers by Louis XIV, it now houses the Tomb of Napoleon and the museum of the Army of France. The museum's collections cover the time period from antiquity until the 20th century.


Cité du train
The Cité du train (French: Musée français du chemin de fer), the French national railway museum, is in Mulhouse. The main railway museum in France, it is the successor to the musée français du chemin de fer, the organisation responsible for the conservation of major historical SNCF railway equipment.

Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (MNHN) is the French national museum of natural history. The museum includes sites throughout France, including the original location at the Jardin des Plantes in the Ve arrondissement in Paris (métro Place Monge). The galleries there include the Gallery of Mineralogy and Geology, the Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, and the famous Grand Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l'évolution). The museum's Menagerie is also located here.

Centre Georges Pompidou
Centre Georges Pompidou (constructed 1971–1977 and known as the Pompidou Centre in English) is a complex in the Beaubourg area of the IVe arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles and the Marais.

Musée national de la Marine
The Musée national de la Marine (National Navy Museum) is a maritime museum located in the Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro, in the XVIe arrondissement of Paris.

Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
The Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace (The Museum of Air and Space) is a French museum, located in the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, which is 10 km north of Paris. It was created in 1919 from a proposition of Albert Caquot (1881-1976).

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the biggest science museum in Europe. It is located in Parc de la Villette in Paris, France. The glass and steel building was designed by Peter Rice and it was opened in 1986. Yearly about five million people visit the Cité.

Georges Labit Museum
The Georges Labit Museum (French: Musée Georges Labit) (founded in 1893), located in Toulouse, France, is dedicated to artifacts from the Far-Eastern and Egyptian civilizations.

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (En: "Art and History Museum"), is a museum located in the historical city of Saint-Denis, France, in the northern suburbs of Paris. The museum, established in 1982, is located in an ancient cloister of the order of the Carmelites, founded in 1625, not far from the Basilique Saint-Denis.

Maison Fournaise
The Maison Fournaise is a restaurant and museum located on the Île des Impressionnistes in the Seine in Chatou, west of Paris. In 1857, Alphonse Fournaise bought land in Chatou to open a boat rental, restaurant, and small hotel for the new tourist trade.

Musée Lenine
The Musée Lenine (59 m²) is a museum devoted to Vladimir Lenin, located at 4, rue Marie-Rose, in the XIVe arrondissement of Paris, France. The museum is open weekdays; admission is free. (Note: it appears that the museum may have closed in late 2007.) The museum contains the reconstructed apartment where Russian communist Vladimir Lenin, his wife Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya, and her mother lived from July 1909 to June 1912.

Musée des Augustins de Toulouse
The Musée des Augustins de Toulouse, sited in a Gothic convent in Toulouse, France, conserves a collection of sculpture and paintings from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The paintings are metropolitan in scope, the sculptures representing Occitan culture of the region, with a particularly rich assemblage of Romanesque sculpture.

Musée Adzak
Musée Adzak is an art museum in Paris, France. The museum is in the workshop of Roy Adzak, a photographer and sculptor. It acts as an international meeting place and space for temporary exhibitions of artists.

Musée Nissim de Camondo
The Musée Nissim de Camondo is a non-profit house museum located in the Hôtel Camondo, 63, rue de Monceau, at the edge of the Parc Monceau, VIIIe arrondissement, Paris, France.

Museum of Maurice Dufresne
The Museum of Maurice Dufresne (Musée Maurice Dufresne) is a technological history museum located in the mill at Marnay, near the Château of Azay-le-Rideau, France. It has acquired numerous important objects displayed in vast buildings containing some 25 rooms. The museum pieces are presented thematically: agricultural machines, silk and textile industries, musketry, hydraulic power, etc.

Musée Rodin in Paris
The Musée Rodin in Paris, France, is a museum that was opened in 1919 in the Hôtel Biron and surrounding grounds. It displays works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Rodin used the Hôtel Biron as his residence from 1908, and subsequently donated his entire collection of sculptures (along with paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir that he had acquired) to the French State on the condition that they turn the building into a museum dedicated to his works.

Musée Picasso
The Musée Picasso is an art gallery located in the Hôtel Salé in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district of Paris. The hôtel particulier that houses the collection was built between 1656 and 1659 for Pierre Aubert, seigneur de Fontenay, a tax farmer who became rich collecting the gabelle or salt tax (the name of the building means "salted"). The architect was Jean Boullier from Bourges, also known as Boullier de Bourges; sculpture was carried out by the brothers Gaspard and Balthazard Marsy and by Martin Desjardins.

Musée du Vin
The Museum of Wine is a cultural venue in Paris, France testifying to the richness and diversity of the French craft of winemaking through an exposure to tools and objects used to work the vine and the wine. The collection is presented in an old setting used in the Middle Ages and arranged later in storerooms by the Tiny Brothers of the Convent of Passy.

The Tenniseum, also known as the Musée du Tennis or the Musée de Roland-Garros, is a tennis museum located in the Stade Roland Garros in the 16th arrondissement at 2, avenue Gordon-Bennett, Paris, France. It is open daily except Mondays; an admission fee is charged.

Paris Sewer Museum
Le Musée des Égouts de Paris, or the Paris Sewer Museum, is dedicated to the sewer system of Paris. The sewer system is quoted in Les Misérables (Part 5, Jean Valjean; Book II, The Intestine of the Leviathan, ch.1, The Land Impoverished by the Sea): "...Paris has another Paris under herself; a Paris of sewers; which has its streets, its crossings, its squares, its blind alleys, its arteries, and its circulation, which is slime, minus the human form."

Petit Musée de l'Argenterie
The Petit Musée de l'Argenterie is a privately-operated museum of silver items located within the Ateliers du Cuivre et de l'Argent, Viaduc des Arts, 109-113, Avenue Daumesnil, Paris, France. It is open daily except Sundays and holidays; an admission fee is charged.

Musée du quai Branly
The Musée du quai Branly, known in English as the Quai Branly Museum, nicknamed MQB, is a museum in Paris, France that features indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The museum is located at 37, quai Branly - portail Debilly, 75007 Paris, France, situated close to the Eiffel Tower. It is named after its location (not after the physicist Édouard Branly).

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme
The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme is a museum of Jewish art and history located in the Hôtel de Saint-Aignan, 71, rue du Temple in the Marais, Paris, France. It is open daily except Saturday; an admission fee is charged.

Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires
The Musée national des Arts et Traditions Populaires was a museum of the popular arts and traditions of France. It was located at 6, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris, France, but is now permanently closed to the public. Its collections are being transferred to the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerrané in Marseilles.

Ernest Cognacq Museum
The Ernest Cognacq Museum is a French regional history museum, located in the city of Saint Martin de Ré, Ile de Ré, France. The museum is housed in the “Hotel de Clerjotte”, built in 1470-1480 by Louis Clergeat, taxman for Charles de France, Duke of Guyenne, and master of Ile de Ré. Clergeat seems to have given his name to the building (the “House of Clergeatte”) to become “Hotel de Clerjotte” today.