Musée des Arts et Métiers | Atlas Obscura | 3e arr

Founded by anti-clerical French revolutionaries to celebrate the glory of science, it is no small irony that the museum is now partially housed in the formey abbey church of Saint Martin des Champs. The museum’s collection originated with a selection of mechanical contraptions bequeathed to Louis XVI by the mechanical engineer Jacques Vaucanson…

via Musée des Arts et Métiers | Atlas Obscura.

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