Musée de la Marine

Lonely Planet review

Located in the western wing of the Palais de Chaillot, the Maritime Museum examines France’s naval adventures from the 17th century until today and boasts one of the world’s finest collections of model ships, as well as ancient figureheads, compasses, sextants, telescopes and paintings.

Also located in this wing is Musée de l’Homme , which is closed for renovations until 2015.