Discover one of the best-kept secrets in Paris.
The La Poste museum is a charming and special place, full of surprises. It takes you on a journey through time to retrace the history of sending and receiving messages. The story begins with the ancient clay tablet and gallops across the centuries via the horse-drawn mail coach to the very first airmail services.
Along the way, you'll be fascinated by the stories of the postmen and women who delivered the mail, sometimes against all odds! It's a museum for young and old alike, and reveals much about France itself.
In 15 rooms spread over 5 floors, the La Poste Museum presents its permanent collections and organises temporary exhibitions. The Museum notably houses a rare collection of collector’s items:
- ancient letterboxes,
- mail driver and postman’s uniforms,
- mail coach models,
- collector’s postage stamps,
- artistic works and more.
The museum comes to life with numerous cultural and educational activities including:
- workshops for children and adults,
- conferences, and more!
There is also a documentation centre and a library open to researchers and anyone interested in this fascinating past.
Plan your visit now – it's easy!
The La Poste museum is situated at 34 boulevard de Vaugirard, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, right at the heart of the Montparnasse district.
- The museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed Sundays and public holidays).
The library is open from Monday afternoon to Thursday, by appointment only.
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 79 24 15.
- The image bank can be accessed by appointment. Tel: +33 (0)1 42 79 24 16.
- Montparnasse (Place Bienvenue exit)
Bus: lines 28, 48, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96