Paris-Story Museum in Paris
Classed as a museum, Paris-Story was founded to provide information about numerous tourist attractions you can visit in the capital, and now with 3D presentations along with an interactive map, it is an ideal way to get an introduction to Paris and the places you can enjoy while on holiday.
About the Paris-Story Museum
When you are planning a holiday in Paris, you will no doubt come to the same conclusion as most, which is the fact that you do not have enough time to visit all the different tourist attractions that you would like to discover, and for that matter, where do you even start.
Well, Paris-Story was founded around 20 years ago and with the history, geography and even relating to the very heart and soul of the city, it has even amazed Parisians who have been able to discover hidden gems and the more unusual landmarks including the city walls, its boundaries, and so on.
With their show you can discover the city in your own language, whether it be French, English, German, Spanish, etc, yet a part of this museum is called Paris Miniature where you can enjoy the first interactive model of the city in 3D and colour, so that you can discover and locate where all the most important monuments are. And with touch screens that have photos and descriptions of over 150 tourist attractions to enjoy, Paris-Story also now includes those featured within the Da Vinci Code and there are around 180 different images you can touch to find out more plus get an idea of location of each one.
You can also learn about the history of Paris in a fun way, with some of the most important events highlighted including early Roman settlers, the French Revolution, the storming of the Bastille and the Restoration period. You could also discover more intresting facts about famous people such as Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon and King Louis XIV.
Another part of this museum in Paris is called the Paris Experience and is designed to let you explore the city based on five different topics. There are five plasma screens that show short films based on the themes of Paris and the River Seine, Paris architecture and its monuments, Paris on foot, Paris by night and The hidden and unusual Paris.
Paris-Story also has a Panorama while going to the top of the Eiffel tower, which was filmed by the Lumiere Brothers in 1898 and for the first time ever, you can now see this in 3D for an even more unusual and unique experience.
Visiting the Paris-Story Museum
You will find Paris-Story is open seven days a week, virtually every day of the year except for key dates like 1st January and the showings run every hour from 10am through to 6pm.
The cost for an adult is €11 as of 2014 and students along with children between the ages of 6 and 18 are €7, although children under this age are admitted free, plus there is a family ticket price for two adults and two children, which works out at €29 as of 2014.
However Paris-Story is also linked with the Vedettes de Paris, so if you book a cruise on the River Seine with this company that operate a variety of different cruises and sightseeing tours in Paris, then by keeping hold of your ticket, you can gain a discount to this museum.
And you will find this unusual museum located in the 9th Arrondissement close to the fabulous Palais Garnier Opera House, the Fragonard Perfume Museum, Place de la Madeleine and many other tourist attractions.
So the nearest Metro station is called the Opera stop, or if you are travelling on the RER trains then you would need the Auber stop.
Address and Contact Details
11 bis Rue Scribe
Ile de France
Tel: +33 (0) 1 42 66 62 06
Tourist attractions close by
- Palais Garnier Opera House
- Musee de l’Opera Museum
- Musee du Parfum Fragonard
- Theatre Musee des Capucines Perfume Museum
- Place de la Madeleine
- Fauchon delicatessen and cafe
- Le Maison de la Truffe
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