Located at the West side of the Grand Palais (also known as Antin's Palace), that is, quite centrally situated in Paris, a little down from the Champs-Élysées, the Palais de la découverte (The Palace of Discovery) is a museum and scientific cultural center created in 1937 on the occasion of the 'Arts and Technique in the Modern Life' World Fair. As it was, in substance, remarked by its creator, the Nobel Prize in Physics Jean Perrin, it is about “realizing how important a part science has played in the creation and development of our civilization”. Nowadays, its purpose hasn't changed: it tries to take science out of the laboratory to show, to the big public, how is it made. Thus, the visitors are welcome to play and seek in the museum: observe, compare and wonder about the real live experiments who are explained by a commentator. The Palais de la découverte proposes a myriad of workshops where everyone can, according to each level and age, widen and sharpen as they wish their knowledge in physics, chemistry, life sciences, mathematics, geology, astronomy, astrophysics... As an example, we may take a look at experiments with liquid and electrostatic air, remain bedazzled with an inertial ride, watch the 'Franklin mansion' explode or amuse with a Faraday cage. Temporal exhibitions also allow to assist, live, to a volcano eruption or travel to the bottom of an ant-hole accompanied with 2 m. tall insects...
This night-time cruise on the Seine will show you the finest Paris monuments from a different angle. Round off your discovery of the city of light with a minibus tour. Transport from and to your place of accommodation in Paris.
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To visit Paris, combine a guided evening cruise on the Seine with a panoramic bus tour of the city. See the monuments lit up: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the usée d’Orsay, the Conciergerie...
Visit Paris at your convenience on board the OpenTour Paris bus with an unlimited 1-day pass. Hop on to our open-top tour buses and discover the great monumentsand their history thnaks to pre-recorded commentaries, Audio guides in 10 languages.
Small groups or private tours. Paris city tour by minibus with an experienced driver guide who will show you the landmark monuments of Paris lit up. Transport from and to your place of accommodation in Paris.
Ideal for visiting Paris over two days, at your convenience. Hop on an open-top bus or river boat (Batobus) and discover Paris and its finest monuments. You will be marveled by the beauty of the City of Lights.