The Pays de France is a vast territory where archaeological excavations regularly take place. The Archéa museum presents the findings of these digs through fun, interactive exhibitions.


Set in a contemporary building, ARCHÉA offers visitors the chance to explore the north-east of the Paris Region through the results of 40 years of archaeological research. Around 780 artefacts, from prehistory to the modern era, discovered at 90 archaeological sites are presented in a lively and interactive permanent exhibition.

Video screens, digital projections, reconstructions, models and touchable exhibits will help you discover the collections and the work of the archaeologists and better understand the region’s history. And for the youngest visitors, fun activities (workshops, shows, etc.) based on the permanent and temporary exhibitions are offered all year round.

ARCHÉA also includes the archaeological site of the Château d’Orville and the ceramic heritage of the Ysieux valley, which will help you understand archaeologists’ day-to-day work.

You will also like the Île-de-France Museum of Prehistory which retraces the main stages of Prehistory and Protohistory in the Paris region, from the oldest hunters to the first metalsmiths.

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56 rue de Paris
95380 Louvres

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


    • 3 €
    • Adult: 3 to 3.50 € Group adults: 70 to 120 € Group children: 30 to 40 €.
      Free entry for children < 26 years, people > 65, press, Job-seeker, children accompanied by an adult, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.


    • Car park
    • Parking
    • Auditorium
    • Book shop
    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets


    • Educational visits
    • Shop
    • Wi-fi
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Guided tours


    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children&#039;s entertainment


    Spoken languages

    • English
    • French
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    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

    56 rue de Paris
    95380 Louvres

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    • JY Lacote