The Postal Museum is located boulevard de Vaugirard, in the 15th arrondissement of the capital, near the Montparnasse train station.
Belonging to the La Poste Group after having depended on the Ministry of PTT, the establishment was created in 1946 and was first housed in a mansion in the rue Saint-Romain, in the 4th arrondissement.
As its collections became important, the initial site soon became cramped and a new museum was built and inaugurated in 1973.
Labeled Museum of France, it has collections related to the history of the post office and philately. For example, there are first maps of post routes when mail was transported by horse-drawn carriages, an evocation of the pioneers of the airmail, factor uniforms, old letters, works of art related to postal exchanges, and thousands of French or foreign stamps.
The museum is currently undergoing renovations for better accessibility and will reopen in 2019. The 15 rooms presenting the collections will give way to three trays and a space dedicated to temporary exhibitions..
A shop including a space "stamps" remains open Avenue du Maine from Monday to Friday from 10am to 18pm. Information on +33 1 42 79 24 24.