Geeky things to do in Paris?
December 17, 2009 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Geek loose in Paris for a week - What to do?

So a friend of mine is going to Paris for a week and is looking for a few geeky things to do while there. Not the typical touristy stuff, she's looking for some hard core nerd experiences. Having never been there and my google-fu failing me, I'm turning to you, the metarati. You're my only hope.
posted by mediamelt to Travel & Transportation around Paris, France (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I went to the Musee des arts et metiers while I was there, and I loved it -- it's huge, and a total engineering geek heaven.

I don't know if that's the sort of nerdy/geeky stuff she's interested in, but it was really cool. Lots of stuff about the history of scientific instruments, and materials, and construction, and transportation...
posted by cider at 10:24 AM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Previously: Are there good geeky places to visit in Paris.
posted by vacapinta at 10:24 AM on December 17, 2009

I'm surprised noone mentioned the paris sewers!
posted by Psychnic at 10:31 AM on December 17, 2009

Paris Sewer Museum
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:22 AM on December 17, 2009

Deyrolle is bliss for naturalist or bio geeks.
posted by spasm at 1:16 PM on December 17, 2009

The Palais de la découverte has some cool demos with liquid nitrogen, static electricity, magnetic fields, or even math stuff like geometry from 1 to n dimensions. You may need to book.
posted by Tobu at 2:17 PM on December 17, 2009

Find a cataphile and get them to take you for a tour!
posted by blue_bicycle at 3:12 PM on December 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Go to the Pere La Chaise Cemetaire. Not only is Jim Morrison buried there, but also Isadora Duncan and many many actors, singers, authors, and philosophers!

Definitely the catacombs!
posted by Jinx of the 2nd Law at 4:43 AM on December 18, 2009

Yes, don't miss the Musee des arts et metiers or the catacombs. If she's interested in bohemian culture, have absinthe at Les Furieux, a bar near the Bastille metro stop.
posted by fantine at 7:51 PM on December 18, 2009

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