Crypte archéologique du Parvis Notre Dame
The Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame is probably the most important archaeological crypt in Europe. The crypt is located below the Notre-Dame Cathedral Square, and it has been converted into a place where relics are stored. These relics were found from various archaeological excavations that were carried out from 1965 to 1972. The museum is open 7 days a week, and it is free for children.
Musée Bible et Terre Sainte
The Musée Bible et Terre Sainte - established in 1969 - is a small museum operated by the Institut Catholique de Paris. It contains over 500 objects representing quotidian life in Palestine from 5000 BC to 600 AD, arranged in chronological order.
Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
19 kilometers to the west of Paris is the Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, or the Archeological Museum of France. Visit this chateau to find out about the history of archeological expeditions, their methodologies, and learn about the discoveries. You can see a lot of antiquities that includes engraved and carved prehistoric art, such as the female head from Brassempouy. Also, check out the coins, combs, jewelry and armory.
Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet
The Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet showcases the rich diversity of Asian art. This is the biggest Buddhist art museum in all of Europe, and ranks among the 12 most important museums in France. It features archeology and art from 17 Asian countries. You will find rare porcelain items from China, and rare displays from Cambodia, Tibet and even Afghanistan. The Buddhist Pantheon galleries on China and Japan are a must see.
Quai Branly, Musée du
The Musée du quai Branly is a museum in Paris where you will find indigenous art from almost everywhere in the world except Europe. It showcases some of the best art and culture from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. The permanent collection contains 267,000 items, but a mere 3,500 of them are on display at time due to the sheer size of the collection. Also on the premises is an extensive library for your perusal.