[Luxus Magazine] Focus on the newly renovated Musée de la Marine

After six and a half years of renovation work, the Musée de la Marine reopened its doors to the public on 17 November 2023. An opportunity to discover how this Parisian institution, which traces more than 250 years of French maritime and naval history, has reinvented itself.


“The sea is the future of mankind”. This is the message conveyed by the Musée de la Marine.


It took six and a half years of work to bring it back to life. “Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, Ambassador for the Poles and Maritime Issues and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Musée National de la Marine, said during the works: “The Musée National de la Marine has undergone a profound transformation in preparation for the forthcoming birth of the ‘Great Maritime Museum of the 21st Century’. “This cultural centre, which our country needs, will live up to its history and vocation: it will be the maritime soul of France”.


The museum has never been so new since it moved to the Palais de Chaillot in 1943. A number of challenges have prompted this transformation, including optimising the space to diversify the offer, improving the scenography, bringing the building up to standard and maximising the use of conference rooms, restaurants and the shop.


Ports of call…


In all, almost 1,000 rooms will form an integral part of the new tour. It is divided into four “ports of call”, featuring the museum’s flagship objects, and three “crossings”, describing the maritime issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

One of the stop-off points is the “Building and teaching” theme. This is where model boats are presented, from toy boats to pieces nearly five metres long. There’s also “Finding your way at sea: the arts of navigation”, which showcases maps, compasses and other lighthouse lenses, as well as modern technological instruments such as the Galileo satellite.


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Front page photo: © Boegly + Grazia for Casson Mann (architecture h2o architectes and Snøhetta)

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