Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in France? These are the ones:
Louvre MuseumParisThe Louvre Museum in Paris is the largest art museum in the world. The museum is located inside the Louvre Palace which was once the residence of the French kings. It began its existence as a 12th-century fortress and its parts can still be seen in today’s Louvre. The palace was turned into a public
Bourse de Commerce - Pinault CollectionParis
Catacombs of ParisParis
Père Lachaise CemeteryParis
Grevin MuseumParisThe Grevin Museum (Musée Grévin) in Paris was established in 1882 and is one of Europe's oldest wax museums. The Grevin Museum has around 450 waxworks of French and internationally renowned people such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Elton John, Vladimir Putin, Louis de Funès, Stromae, Nolwenn Leroy a
Musée CarnavaletParisThe Musée Carnavalet is the museum in Paris for the history of the city with a very wide collection. The museum consists of the Hôtel de Carnavalet and the Hôtel Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, together accounting for around a hundred rooms. The Hôtel Carnavalet was built in 1548 by Count Jacques des
Musée de la PosteParisThe Musée de La Poste is a unique museum dedicated to the postal history and philately of France. Operated by the French postal operator La Poste, the museum offers a deep dive into the evolution of postal services in France. From the early days of mail delivery to the modern era of philately, the museum showcases a wide range of exhibits that tell the story of France's postal history.
Musée gallo-romain de FourvièreLyonMusée gallo-romain de Fourvière (The Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière) is a museum on the Gallo-Roman civilisation in Lyon. The museum is located near the city's Roman theatre on the Fourvière hill. Musée gallo-romain de Fourvière holds a collection of Roman, Celtic and pre-Roman material, inclu
Maison de Victor HugoParisVisit the Maison de Victor Hugo where the famous writer who is one of the most famous representatives of Romanticism spent 16 years of his life, and enjoy its unique atmosphere. Each room in the apartment of Victor Hugo describes a certain period of his life in detail - before, during and after exil
Mémorial de la ShoahParisThe Mémorial de la Shoah (Center de documentation juive contemporaine, CDJC) is the central memorial to the Holocaust in France, located in Paris. Focus is the persecution of the Jews in occupied France and under the Vichy regime from 1940-1944. The Mémorial de la Shoah is also a museum where visito
Musée de la musiqueParisThe Musée de la musique in Paris (Music Museum Paris) has a collection of hundreds of musical instruments collected by the Conservatoire de Paris. The museum collection includes instruments that were used in classical and folk music from the 15th century to the present. The collection of this Music
Museum of Mediterranean ArchaeologyMarseilleThe Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne (Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology) is a museum in Marseille that is dedicated to the art of civilizations around the Mediterranean. The museum holds a collection of objects related to Egypt that is the largest in France after the Louvre in Paris. Besides th
Musée de MontmartreParisThe Musée de Montmartre museum in Paris maps the bohemian history of Montmartre (a large hill in Paris). It is located in a building that dates back to the 17th century where painters such as Renoir lived and worked. The collection consists of a series of paintings, posters, photographs and various
Musée de la vie romantiqueParisThe Musée de la vie romantique museum is one of the three literary museums in Paris together with Maison de Balzac and Maison de Victor Hugo. It displays works of romantic authors - e.g. sculptures by Bartholdi, paintings by Ary Scheffer and also many items connected to the persona of George Sand.
Musée National de la Marine - Palais de ChaillotParisThe National Marine Museum is the national navy museum in Paris that was founded in 1827. The museum is currently located in the Palais de Chaillot where a collection is exhibited that has the collection of Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau from 1748 at its core, who was a French physician, naval engin
The Louvre CellarsParis
Musée d'histoire de MarseilleMarseilleThe Musée d'Histoire de Marseille (Marseille History Museum) is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille. The museum holds a collection of archaeological finds discovered when the site it is located on was excavated and other archaeological objects related to the history of Marsei
Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean MoulinParisMusée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin is a museum that is located on the roof garden of Gare Montparnasse in Paris. Exhibits in the museum include underground newspapers, propaganda posters of the Vichy regime, uniforms of the Marshal of Africa and
Maison de BalzacParisThe Maison de Balzac is a writer's museum in paris that is dedicated to the person of Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), who lived and wrote here for a long time. The house with its large garden is the only Parisian residence of Balzac that has been preserved. Balzac wrote La Comédie humaine (The Human C
Museum of Jewish Art and HistoryParisThe Museum of Jewish Art and History (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme) is a museum in Paris that is housed in the Hôtel de St-Aignan in Le Marais, where it brings together a number of collections that were previously spread throughout Paris. It is dedicated to French-Jewish culture from the Mi
Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifsLyonThe Musée des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs is a museum in Lyon that is housed in two 18th century hôtels particuliers and actually consists of two museum: the Museum of Textiles (Musée des Tissus) and the Decorative Arts Museum (Musée des arts décoratifs). The museum holds a very large collection o
Palais LascarisNiceThe Lascaris Palace, museum of ancient musical instruments (French: Palais Lascaris, musée des instruments de musique anciens) is an old aristocratic palace and musical instrument museum in the old city center of Nice in France. It dates from the first half of the 17th century and houses a collectio
Museum of the ResistanceLyonThe Centre d'histoire de la résistance et de la déportation (the Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation), also called the Museumm of the Resistance is a museum in Lyon that is situated on the former site of a French military health school. The museum illustrates the French Resistan
Musée Saint-RaymondToulouseMusée Saint-Raymond is an archeological museum in Toulouse situated on a site that once was a necropolis and housed in the former Saint-Raymond university college from the 16th century. The museum holds a collection of objects from protohistory to the early Middle Ages, mainly from the Celtic, Roma
Chateau d'EauToulouseThe Château d'Eau is a photography gallery housed in a nineteenth century water tower situated in Toulouse. The museum was founded in 1974 by Jean Dieuzaide, a French photographer from Toulouse, making it one of the oldest public places solely dedicated to photography.
Musée des Archives NationalesParisThe Musée des Archives Nationales is a museum in Paris that is housed in the Hôtel de Soubise, with exhibitions with objects from the collections of the government archives. The museum aims to provide document-based perspective on the history and the evolution of French society. The museum organizes
Musée d'Histoire de LyonLyonMusée d'Histoire de Lyon is a history museum in Lyon that is housed in Hotel Gadagne. The museum houses the historic collections of the city and presents it chronologically, illustrating the cultural history of Lyon since the Middle Ages until the nineteenth century, with more than 80,000 objects in
Museum of the Legion of HonorParisThe Museum of the Legion of Honor (Musée national de la Légion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie) is a museum of orders of merit and orders of chivalry, housed in the Hôtel de Salm, built in 1782 by architect Pierre Rousseau for Frederick III, Prince of Salm-Kyrburg, in Paris. The collection of
Mémorial National de la Prison de MontlucLyon
Musée des Beaux-arts de MarseilleMarseilleThe Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille is an art museum in Marseille that is housed in the right wing of the Palais Longchamp that was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu between 1862 and 1869. The museum holds a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 16th to the 19th
Musée de l'imprimerie de LyonLyonMusée de l'imprimerie de Lyon is a museum in Lyon that is dedicated to the heritage of printed books and graphic arts. The museum holds various collections that show the beginnings of Western printing from the 15th century to the 20th century.
Paris Sewers MuseumParisThe Paris Sewers Museum (Musée des égouts de Paris) features an exhibitions about the history of Parisian sewers, the role of sewer workers, the sanitation process and other topics related to the sewers. The sewers themselves are still in use. This exhibition is for people who can tolerate unpleasan
Musée de la Préfecture de PoliceParisThe Musée de la Préfecture de Police is a museum that is housed in the Hôtel de police in Paris that is dedicated to police history. The collection of this police museum in Paris contains photographs, letters, memorabilia, and drawings that illustrate major events in the history of France, famous cr
Musée des Docks RomainsMarseilleThe Musée des Docks Romains (The museum of Roman docks) is a museum in Marseille, displays 'in situ' the remains of one of the few known Roman commercial warehouses in the world. The Museum illustrates the port activity of Marseille and features large storage vases or dolia preserved in situ that sh
Musée des Plans-ReliefsParisThe Musée des Plans-Reliefs is a museum that is housed in the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris, dedicated to military models. The Musée des Plans-Reliefs exhibits almost 30 plans-reliefs of fortifications along the English Channel, the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and the Pyrenees. Furthermore it
Pasteur MuseumParisThe Musée Pasteur (Pasteur Museum) is a museum in Paris that is dedicated to Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. The museum is located in the Pasteu
Hôtel de LauzunParis
Museum of EroticismParis
Musée de la Marine et de l’EconomieMarseilleMusée de la Marine et de l’Economie is a small museum in Marseille, housed in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille. The museum holds a collection of paintings and documents that illustrate the time when Marseille was the main port of France.
Musée Bible et Terre SainteParisThe Musée Bible et Terre Sainte in Paris (Bible and Holy Land Museum), is dedicated to the history of Palestine. The museum houses a collection that contains more than 500 exhibits, illustrating everyday life in Palestine from 5000 BCE to 600 CE.
Memorial De La MarseillaiseMarseilleThe Mémorial de la Marseillaise celebrates France's revolutionary national anthem called 'the Marseillaise'. It is housed in a house built in 1681, this old house is a former indoor ball court and a Turkish bath house until the mid 1970s. The exhibits of the museum are mostly related to the history