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Travelling is an art

A Journey through French Excellence

December 9th 2014 - June 8th 2015
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Le Brun to Calder

Creations of the Mobilier national

February to September 2014
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Espace Musées

Art exhibitions at Paris – CDG Airport

Terminal 2E, Gates M


Espace Musées is a museum dedicated to art within Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The fund displays original art work from some of the most famous artists of all times, usually in partnership with one of Paris’ great museums.
un musee a l'aeroportThe space itself, designed for Art by the architects of the Musée d’Orsay, is located by gates M of CDG’s Terminal 2E, a brand new hall considered as one of the most beautiful European boarding halls.
Admission to all exhibitions is free of charge. Passengers now have a very good reason to arrive at the airport 2 hours before take-off…


Travelling is an art

In this exhibition entitled « Travelling is an Art », Les Arts Décoratifs invites you to travel in time and to (re)visit objects. Highlighting the diversity of the museum’s collection, the exhibition illustrates Travel both in its most pragmatic details -such as preparations and accessories,- and in its most poetic dimension, as a source of inspiration for artists.

Four themes are used to guide you through this voyage. The first compares how men used to prepare their journey in the Middle Ages, to today’s modern travellers. The second section Travel is an artof the exhibition takes you around the globe in a mere few metres, from Canada to Algeria passing through Switzeland. The third theme tackles packing and luggage, showcasking inventive design solutions that pack a maximum of things in limited spaces. In the final room of the exhibition, you will find multiple examples of how foreign influences can feed artists and designers’ minds and inspirations.

Visit Les Arts Décoratifs' Website
Visit Aéroport de Paris' Website



Espace Musées is located in Terminal 2 E, by boarding gates M. It is accessible to all passengers taking off at gates M: passengers flying with Air France KLM and airlines who are members of Sky Team, going to the US, Asia, or Africa. Espace Musées is open 365 days a year, from the Terminal’s first to last flights. Admission is free.


Espace Musées inauguration

Espace Musées inauguration
January 2013

Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Aéroports de Paris inaugurates Espace Musées and its first exhibition, "Rodin, Wings of Glory" on January, 15th 2013.

Public opening 14th December 2012

Public opening 14th December 2012
December 2012

Espace Musées opened to public the 14th December 2012. The museum will be opened during Christmas holiday and will propose the exhibition Rodin, Wings of Glory until May 2013.

Board of Trustees Appointments

Board of Trustees Appointments
September 19th, 2012

The Board of Trustees held its first meeting on September 19th, 2012. The Board Members were appointed as follows: Francis Briest (President), Frederic Briest, Nicolas Briest (Secretary), Benjamin Dauchez, Jean-François Dubos, Serge Lemoine, Olivier Lorquin (Treasurer) and François Rubichon, representing Aéroports de Paris as Chief Operating Officer.

Our Mission

The fund’s mission is to promote the best of French Artistic Culture by organizing free exhibitions at Paris CDG-Airport. Exhibitions are accessible to 4 million passengers yearly, who hail from all over the world.
Our Goals:

  • Share and promote art to airport passengers.
  • Offer passengers a unique and memorable experience, making the flying part of their trip very special.
  • Innovate the way art is experienced, by exhibiting art in new places.


Our Partners

We would like to thank the partners who made our first exhibition a success :

  • Aéroports de Paris, for trusting us with this great project
  • The Musée Rodin, for lending us some of the world’s most precious Art
  • Be Relax, Airport Tender, for making this project possible at all
  • AXA Art, for its support
  • The Studio Demarque, for the design and construction of our website and the interactive terminals

mission Aeroport de Paris Musée rodin Be Relax Axa ARTCURIAL Studio Demarque

If you would like to get involved in our future exhibitions, please . get in touch with us.
If you are an Airport interested by our mission, please contact Frederic Briest.