High Definition photos of Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie museum in Paris France
These HD photographs show the Cite des Sciences which is the largest science museum in Europe and the fifth most visited museum in Paris, and this is where you discover exhibitions like the Techno Gallery where you can play the latest games, discover robots, test prototypes, or the outer space and satellite sections plus much more, making this a great place that the whole family can enjoy.
HD photo of Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie front facade with its moat full of water
As you can seen in this photograph, the Cite des Sciences museum is an unusual modern building that is surrounded by water with bridges to access it, and this was first opened in 1986 within the Villette cultural park in Paris and has since seen well over 70 million visitors.
Picture showing part of the Geode with the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie museum
In this image you can see the walkway over to the entrance of the Cite des Sciences, which is actually a bridge, and we took this picture while we were standing next to the Geode, which is yet another popular tourist attraction in Paris located opposite this impressive science museum.
This photo shows the moat and garden area that sits in front of the Cite des Sciences museum
Here you can see the modern and unusual front facade of the Cite des Sciences in all its glory, complete with what is made to look like a moat surrounding it, which was the winning design chosen after a competition, and designed by Adrien Fainsilber, it incorporates three major elements of water, light and vegetation.
HD photograph of Cite des Sciences Geode Cinema
We took this photo when we were standing by the entrance of the Cite des Sciences on the walkway as we were looking towards the Geode and if you look carefully at the image to the left you will see the top part or conning tower of the decommissioned submarine called the Argonaute.
Picture showing one of the stairway towers at the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie is the largest science museum in Europe and this is a photo we took close to the main entrance showing one of the towers that sits in front of this building, and these towers have stairs inside letting visitors access the upper level walkways.
This HD photo shows the upper level walkways that travel over the water to the Cite des Sciences
The Parc de la Villette was designed to be a complete cultural area in Paris and the Cite des Sciences is a part of it, which is visited by hundreds of school parties and students utilising its impressive resource centre, yet this is an ideal place for families to have a day out while they are on holiday in Paris, and you can even enjoy the nearby Canal de l'Ourcq or other attractions within the park.
The Circular pond area on the South West corner of the Cite des Sciences building
Although the design was won in 1980 for the construction of the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, due to the complexity of the project and others that were also going on in the Parc de la Villette at the same time, it took from this year right through to 1986 until this science museum was first opened and inaugurated by the French President Francois Mitterrand.
View looking at the South side of Cite des Sciences standing next to the Allee du Canal in Parc de la Villette
This panoramic photo shows the Cite des Sciences modern building along with The Geode sphere sitting in front, set between the trees and a large expanse of grass, which also makes this an ideal place for relaxing with family or friends on a nice day, while you are enjoying this area of Paris.
HD photo of Cite des Sciences reflection on the Geodes stainless steel surface
Here you can see a photo we took of the Geode, which is a cinema that has the largest hemispherical screens in the World, and as you may be able to tell from the reflexion on the outside of the sphere, it is located right opposite the Cite des Sciences science museum, which is another impressive tourist attraction in the Parc de la Villette.
Upper level entrance to the Cite des Sciences museum
In this photo you can see the bridge walkway over to the entrance to the Cite des Sciences, which has become the fifth most popular museum in Paris after places such as The Louvre, and attractions millions of visitors every year.
Photo of West side facade of the Cite des Sciences
You will find that the Cite des Sciences, as it is known in short, is actually on a different level to some of the Parc de la Villette, and we were on the top level looking down to the South West corner, where you can see lot of stairs to negotiate, however, there is also disabled access available via a lift to the science museum as well.
HD picture of garden and picnic area that sits in front of the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
This is a picture showing a part of the Cite des Science with its water features that are to the right of the image, and this area is located right in front of the museum on the lower level making another great place for visitors to sit back and relax under the trees.
This high definition picture shows the cascading waterfalls at Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Due to the fact that the Villette park is located right by the Canal de l'Ourcq, there are different water features like these modern cascading waterfalls you can see in this picture, yet you will also find that the Cite des Sciences is also surrounded by water, as the design concept of the whole area was meant to incorporate many natural elements along with modern touches, which it seems to have achieved.
Picture of modern stainless steel sculpture at the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Originally the brainchild of the physicist, Maurice Levy, the City of sciences and Industry has become a roaring success with a completely different approach to most museums, that in thralls even young children, and even before you enter there are unusual objects and design features that get you thinking, just like the sculpture you can see in this image by the waters edge.
Photo showing the lower and upper level walkways to the entrances for the Cite des Sciences museum
From a Techno Gallery and Innovations through to a Planetarium along with numerous other exhibitions like one on the Satellite Revolution, another designed specifically for infants, one on Man and his Genes and another looking at the Universe, the City of Sciences and of Technology museum, which you can see in this photograph, has something for everyone.
The Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie billboard
Here you can see the main sign or emblem above one of the stairway entrance ways for the City of Sciences and of Industry, which although classed as a museum, is modern and up to date showing the latest technology along with many thought provoking exhibitions including one dedicated to transport and another relating to energy.
Photo of Le Rest Salon restaurant at Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie museum
It is recommended that you need a whole day in which to enjoy the Cite des Sciences museum to its fullest, and this does mean that you are likely to want some refreshments or even something to eat, so you will be please to know that there are several different options available, which even includes a cafe with a terrace by the waters edge, as you can see in this photograph.
Image showing the West side trellis web cladding on the Cite des Sciences museum
This is a photo we took looking at the West side of the Cite des Sciences museum, which shows some of the buildings unique design ideas, just like the white metal trellis facade you can see between the concrete block columns.