Paris and moi: the Air France Museum
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The Air France Museum is a place I have mapped out to explore since quite a lot of time. I’m very glad, despite the busy schedule, we managed to visit it. Today I will share with you this experience.
The Museum is located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement, between Les Invalides and the Alexander III Bridge. Wherever you turn, the sights are more than stunning, while the beautiful gardens invite you to sit on the grass and contemplate the landscape.
Documentary center and fan accessories store – this is what we discover during our visit with Marty. Compact space has brought decades of history of one of the world’s greatest airline companies. In fact, the idea to visit the museum came as I was writing this article. I read a number of materials, and on the Museum website I found a very useful and inspirational story about the Golden age of civil aviation:
It is from 1949 to 1959, this was the golden age of civil aviation. The Air France luxury services, the Epicurien flight to London and the Parisian special to New-York were known all over the world. The New York service offered private cabins and gourmet meals on board the Super Constellation. The French airline particularly focused on its customers’ enjoyment, offering them Champagne and hot meals as early as September 1949.
This is just a small excerpt I chose for you from the rich history of the Museum.
In fact, the Air France Museum and shop offers great items related to the brand and its story. If you are looking for creative ideas for home decoration, you can find here incredible retro posters. There are also models of planes, magnets, retro magazines, albums and photos. For collector friends or in case you are looking for a different gift from Paris, this place can be very useful to you.
The Museum is open from Monday to Friday, from 13H00 to 17H00. The exact address is: 2 Rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie, 75007 Paris.
Paris always fascinates me with the fact that every time I discover new places, experiences, sights. For so many years I have been in hundreds of places in the French capital, and yet there is still so much to see.
Have you ever felt that way?
Photos: Martina Todorova