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The Museum of French Monuments

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The Museum of French Monuments - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in Paris

How about discovering life-size reproductions of masterpieces of French architectural heritage? Located near the Eiffel Tower, in a wing of the Palais de Chaillot, the Museum of French Monuments, one of the three departments of the City of Architecture and Heritage, offers a vast panorama of architecture and heritage, from the medieval period to the present day.

Formerly the Museum of Comparative Sculpture founded in 1879, it is now organised into three parts - the gallery of casts; the gallery of murals and stained glass; and the gallery of modern and contemporary architecture. It allows visitors to see various elements of France's heritage laid out before their very eyes. Numerous exhibits illustrate this fabulous architectural history: casts and life-size copies of murals and stained-glass windows, as well as scale models, drawings, films and more.

During this journey through time, you can pass through the portal of Moissac Abbey or under the arch of the Gros-Horloge clock of Rouen, admire the Smiling Angel of Reims Cathedral, and visit a life-size reconstruction of an apartment from Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse building in Marseille.

Round off your visit with a little break at the museum café, which offers stunning views of Paris' "Iron Lady", the Eiffel Tower!

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