On the side of Parisian museums

The National Marine Museum, which has been undergoing renovation and reconfiguration since 2017, is preparing to offer a new route. More than nine hundred pieces (scientific and technical objects, models, photographs, sculptures, paintings, furniture) will be exhibited. The museum will offer a new fish and shellfish restaurant in priority and, to get into the atmosphere upon arrival, the visitor will be welcomed by a marine fragrance Sillage de mer, designed by Nathalie Lorson, master perfumer at Firmenich, in collaboration with the Magic Studio. The permanent exhibition galleries of the National Museum of the History of Immigration will also be reopened to the public after being the subject of work and a museum redesign. Archive documents, photographs, objects, works of art… The approach will be chronological, with sections organized around key dates ranging from 1685 to the present day. As the name suggests, the Bourdelle Museum houses works by the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929), author of the famous Héraklès archer. The presentation of its collections has been redesigned. Including the artist’s studio and the gardens, it was equipped with a café-restaurant called Le Rhodia (first name of Bourdelle’s daughter).

After the reopenings, let’s move on to the openings. La Maison Gainsbourg will be a landmark event for fans of the famous singer, author and composer Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991). They can discover his home, a museum next door that will also host a bookshop and the Gainsbarre (café, restaurant, piano bar) where concerts, screenings… The Maison Poincaré will be a museum dedicated to mathematics, its history and its applications. Installed in the former laboratory of Jean Perrin, this extension of the Institut Henri Poincaré which is located within the Curie campus will offer a permanent exhibition and other temporary, activities… This should interest enthusiasts as well as those who are not satisfied to consider themselves “losers in math”! A place that invites us to remember tragic events: this is the Memorial of the former deportation station of Bobigny. From here thousands of Jews died between July 1943 and August 1944, many having been previously detained in the nearby town of Drancy. An open-air visiting road has been set up to allow the public to inform themselves and to reflect.

  • Mémorial de l’ancienne gare de déportation de Bobigny. 151, av. Henri Barbusse, Bobigny, 93
  • Musée Bourdelle. 18, rue Antoine Bourdelle, 15e
  • Musée national de l’Histoire de l’immigration. Palais de la Porte Dorée. 293, avenue Daumesnil, 12e
  • La Maison Poincaré. 11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 5
  • Musée national de la Marine. Palais de Chaillot. 17, place du Trocadéro, 16e
  • La Maison Gainsbourg. Domicile: 5 bis, rue de Verneuil, 7e. Musée : 14, rue de Verneuil, 7e
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