of Air and Space
Airport of Paris le Bourget
Museum de l'Air et de
l'Espace, le Bourget : 01.49.92.70.62.
just beside the mythical airport of Le Bourget, this huge museum
completely spectacular. On 18.000 m2, it tells the history of the
conquest of the air through more than 200 perfectly identified flying
objects. One finds there the first sail planes zoomorphic
suggesting large birds awkward, Goliath, first civil transport aircraft
in France which joined Paris to London in 1919, legendary Mirage as
well as many prototypes. The museum is divided into several
specific houses: The Concorde Hall preserves one of the last
models to have flown as well as the prototype 001 which took off for
the first time in 1969. It is possible to entirely visit a Boeing
747 on the car park plane, nicely surrounded of the rockets ARIANE 1
and 5 natural size as well as many military specimens. The Hall
of the second world war is full of historical memories : a single
specimen of Yak 3 and one sublimate Spitfire are the special guests of
the show. The large gallery goes up the history of the
hang-gliders : planes of the first war, a cabin of Zeppelin,
handsome antiques of the air in a perfect state of conservation.
Many works of art, paintings, prints, objects various and relics, do
comment around this visit in the clouds.