The VIGIPIRATE plan is active: it is forbidden to enter the museum with a large suitcase or backpack (larger than 50x25x40 cm) and there is no deposit or cloakroom available for the visitor’s personal belongings such as luggage, coolers (for groups), etc. At the entrance of the museum, please submit your opened bags at the request of the security staff. Thank you for your understanding.

International Paris Air Show from 17 to 23 June 2019

To access the museum during this period, it is mandatory to have an admission ticket to the International Paris Air Show.

From 17 to 20 June 2019 (8.30 am to 6.00 pm): The first four days of the Show will be reserved for the trade visitors.
From 21 to 23 June 2019 (8.30 am to 6.00 pm): The Show will be open to the General Public.

The public will not be able to access the International Paris Air Show by the museum’s entrance.

The museum’s car parks will be closed during the International Paris Air Show.

Things to do during the Show

Guided tour of Boeing 747 & Concorde (in French)

Led by the Association of the Friends of Air and Space Museum.

From 17 to 23 June, all day.

Meeting point for the Boeing 747: on-board Boeing 747.
Meeting point for Concorde: in the line to board the planes, Hall Concorde.

Price : 10€ per person (general public) / 6€ per person (exhibitors).

Guided tour of the Space Exploration Hall (in French)

  • Departure at 10am from 17 to 20 June
  • Departure at 10am and 12pm from 21 to 23 June

Duration : 1 hour
Metting point: entrance of the Space Exploration Hall.

Guided tour on the theme of the centennial of the Paris-Le Bourget airport and on the history of Paris Air Show (in French)

  • Departure at 11 am from 18 to 20 June
  • Departure at 11.30am and at 4.30pm from 21 to 23 June

Meeting point : welcome desk of the museum


Two temporary exhibitions will be staged during the Paris Air Show in the Hall of Inter-war Aircraft of the museum.

The exhibition “Painters of the Skies” will celebrate the work of 20th-centuray artists who have dedicated themselves to aeronautics and space and showcase a selection of artworks from painters recognised by the French Air Force, belonging to the collection of the Air and Space Museum.

The exhibition “The Faure Mission” will commemorate the centennial of the French aeronautical mission to Japan (1919-2019), in partnership with the Association in the Memory of the Faure Mission.

In 2019, the National Air and Space Museum of France celebrates its 100th anniversary!

For 100 years, the National Air and Space Museum of France under the authority of the Ministry of the Armed Forces welcomes the public and helps to share a great dream: flying and going into space! Spread one’s wings, reach the sky, touch the stars… Humans always sought to fly and go ever higher, ever further. The National Air and Space Museum of France tells an incredible story through its rich collection of aircrafts, aerostats, models, uniforms, photographs, prints, posters and objets d’art. Each object on display reveals a part of this great adventure where men and women contributed to the development of new technologies and to the discovery of new places by exceeding the limits of imagination.

The National Air and Space Museum of France celebrates its centennial with a year full of events and festivities. In addition to national events such as the European Museum Night, the Night of Stars or the European Heritage Days, the museum lets visitors (re)discover its rich collections and experience the conquest of the 3rd dimension! The grand finale of this anniversary year will be the reopening of the Grande Galerie in the historic airport – a gem of art deco architecture designed and built in 1937 by Georges Labro – with the first ever visit of the historic control tower.

A museum created on a site with a rich history

On this airfield created in 1915 for the needs of the war, the first airline connections to Brussels and London were launched in 1919. This site was also witness to the disappearance of Nungesser and Coli, but also to the success of Lindbergh over the North Atlantic in 1927. Then in 1937, the terminal building designed and built by the architect Labro was inaugurated, and it is now a protected site of historical monuments. Short and long-haul passenger and freight couriers thus landed and took off daily from this airport until 1981. At that date, the Museum of Air had settled on the site for six years. In 1983, a hall dedicated to space exploration was created, and the museum thus became the National Air and Space Museum of France. It is also connected with the contemporary history of aviation because it adjoins the Paris-Le Bourget airport, dedicated exclusively to business flights. Visitors can watch the take-off and landing of these private jets from the tarmac of the museum and soon from the historic control tower.