Museums: Ile de France

Musee Departemental de lEcole de Barbizon
Situated in the Auberge de Ganne, this musuem houses artworks executed by famous artists of the XIXth Century and artists of the Barbizon school. Free entry for children under 12. At 92 Grande Rue (77) Barbizon
Fondation Claude Monet
Open from April 1st to October 31st, you can come visit Monets famous gardens, house and the Japanese prints. At 84 rue Claude-Monet (27) Giverny. Train: Vernon Station
Musee du Cheval de Courses
The racehorse museum traces the history of horse racing France. Set in the majestic chateau the museum is next to the racetrack at Chateau de Maisons-Laffitte (78) Open 10:00-12:00and 14:00-17:00 daily except Tuesdays. RER: Maisons Laffitte
Chateau de Dampierre
A 17th century chateau offering an excellent starting point to a hike in the Chevreuse Valley. Located on the D58 at Dampierre (78).
Musee Albert Kahn
A museum housing an important collection of early colour photographs, situated in a garden based on the theme of harmony among cultures. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00-18:00. At 14 rue du Port (92) Boulogne. Metro: Boulogne
Chateau de Monte Cristo
The home of Alexandre Dumas where he wrote the Count of Monte Cristo. Le Port Marly, St Germain en Laye (78).
Musee Departemental Stephane Mallarme
Discover the private world of the English teacher and poet Stephane Mallarme. Museum in his home near Fontainebleau. Pont te Valvins, 4 promenade Stephane Mallarme (77) Vulaines-sur-Seine
Musee Batellerie
Museum charting the history of inland navigation around France. 3 place Gevelot, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (78). RER A: Conflans-Fin-dOise.
Musee national de la Renaissance
The Chateau dEcouen is housed in a Renaissance building and contains a collection of Renaissance art and objects. Free entry for children under 18. Chateau dEcouen, Ecouen (95)
Chateau de Versailles
Conceived by Louis the XIV and executed by some of the most brilliant minds of the 17th Century. Visit the chateau and its gardens. Exhibitions and various festivals held throughout the year. Chateau de Versailles, Versailles (78).
MAC/VAL
Contemporary Art Museum. 10,000 square meters of garden and 4000 square meters of museum. Place de la Liberation (94) Vitry sur Seine
Musee de la Grande Guerre
The Museum of the Great War gives a new perspective on one of the 20th centurys major conflicts, the First World War. Open every day except Tuesday: May to September: 9:30 - 18:30 / October to April: 10:00 - 17:30. Rue Lazare Ponticelli, Meaux (77).
Musee Rambolitrain
Model train museum in Rambouillet. Located at 4 place Jeanne dArc (78)
Musee Claude Monet
Monets garden is located an hour to the West of Paris on the banks of the Seine in the village of Giverney. Open daily except Mondays from 9:30-18:00 from April 1st to November 1st. Located in Giverny SNCF: Vernon
Parliament Museum
Located in the south wing of the Chateau de Versailles the rooms where the French Congress meets can be visited as part of a vist to the chateau. (78) SNCF: Versailles
Musee Tourgueniev
Museum located in the cottage where the Russian composer, Ivan Tourgueniev, died in 1883. 16 rue Ivan Tourgueniev, Bougival (78).
L´Osmotheque Conservatoire International des Parfums
Extensive collection of existing and bygone fragrances. Also offers workshops, training and conferences. 36 rue du Parc de Clagny, Versailles (78).
Musee de la Grenouillere
This museum displays memorabilia from The Grenouillere (a floating cafe) together with paintings, sketches, and objects depicting the popular music-hall culture of the 19th century. 6 bis Grande Rue, Croissy-sur-Seine (78). RER A Chatou - Croissy.

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