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Musee des Monuments Francais, Paris

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Today, Musee des Monuments Francais is a museum of plaster casts symbolizing French monuments and forms part of the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine. The collection you will view here holds about 6,000 casts of sculptures of all periods, including ancient Greece, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland as well as a strong emphasis on French sculptures of the Romanesque and Gothic periods. You can also see scale models of buildings, copies of architectural elements, sculpture, frescoes, and stained glass from French churches and châteaux.

To top it off, you can enjoy a collection of about 200,000 photographs. Most copies were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Add Musee des Monuments Francais and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • Unusual group of models of important French monuments, meticulously constructed. Fairly unique concept. Lovely location and building.  more »
  • Amazing museum! Just incredible what they brought here. One of the most interesting museums of the city. Impossible to be described, you have to come and see.  more »
  • Paris has so many museums that one like this, which would be the crown jewel in a smaller town, gets overlooked. With full scale plaster casts of the most important monuments in France, reproductions ...  more »