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Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Arts et métiers


The Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), also known as the CNAM-Musée, is a veritable temple of inventions and curiosities. With its vast collection of objects, it transports visitors to a world where science and industry meet in ways that are as surprising as they are entertaining. From Foucault's pendulum swinging with elegance to the original model of the Statue of Liberty and the first daring aeroplanes, every corner of this museum is brimming with incredible stories. You'll come face to face with astonishing machines, revolutionary mechanical calculators and inventions that have shaped our technological history. A visit to the CNAM is an invitation to plunge into the past while embracing the future, all in a setting that is as solemn as it is inspiring, since it is the former church of the priory of St-Martin-des-Champs. The CNAM-Musée is much more than just a museum; it is a veritable laboratory of wonder and discovery.



Le Carreau du Temple

enfants rouges
carreau du temple


The Carreau du Temple, a true survivor of days gone by, is a venue that is constantly reinventing itself to meet modern needs. A testament to the history and dynamism of the 3rd arrondissement, it has become a multi-purpose space where culture, sport and events come together in a joyous cacophony. Once a 19th-century covered market, it was saved from the clutches of demolition thanks to the tenacity of local residents. Today, it's a veritable urban chameleon, offering activities to suit all tastes and passions. Whether you're an art lover, a sports adrenaline junkie or simply looking for a lively place to have a good time, this place is here to welcome you with open arms and a host of possibilities. It's a real space of freedom where new urban uses meet and mingle, creating a unique and stimulating atmosphere. Come and discover this must-see place, where history meets boldness and where there's no room for boredom! 



The plan of the old quartier du Temple 

Quartier  du Temple

The mysterious maison du Temple, once home to the Knights Templar, was a place of power, wealth and well-kept secrets. These knights, who were both feared and admired, aroused so much fascination that they were eventually disbanded at a council that was not exactly a cut-throat affair. But the story doesn't end there! After their departure, the place was entrusted to the Order of St John of Jerusalem, in order to keep the mystical atmosphere intact. However, during the French Revolution, the Temple house was seized and turned into a prison. And guess who spent a short time there? No less than Louis XVI and the dauphin Louis XVII. You might as well say that the walls heard some royal confessions! After being used as a gaol, the residence had quieter adventures as a convent, then barracks, before disappearing completely in 1808. 



Le square du Temple - Elie Wiesel

square du temple


Le square du Temple - Elie Wiesel, renamed in honour of this illustrious writer, is a haven of greenery where nature and memory meet. With its 7,700 square metres of tranquillity, it's an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of Parisian life. It is said that even the pigeons whisper stories of hope and resilience here. Stroll among the century-old trees and colourful flowers, and be inspired by the spirit of peace and tolerance that permeates this place steeped in history. And who knows, maybe you'll come across the benevolent soul of Elie Wiesel, watching over this little corner of paradise with his mischievous smile.



Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature

Musée de la chasse


In the heart of the historic Marais district, the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature invites you to enjoy an experience as original as it is exotic. Housed in the sumptuous mansions of Guénégaud and Mongelas, it plunges you into a world where hunting and nature come together in astonishing ways. With paintings by the great masters, hunting weapons that are the stuff of dreams and naturalised animals that look almost ready to pounce, you'll be transported to a world where art and nature come together with a touch of madness. You'll be amazed by the many objets d'art dotted around the galleries, testifying to the passion of collectors for this strange and fascinating world. It's a chance to discover another aspect of the animal kingdom, where beauty meets wild instinct, all in a setting that's as elegant as it is unusual...

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