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Parc La Villette is the largest park area in Paris, combining several museum centers called the Townships. One of them is the Town of Science and Industry.
The construction of the town was started with the museum of the same name. In 1977, the French government announced a competition for the best design for a completely new, modern museum complex dedicated to the natural sciences. Won the most practical project, which offered not to build new buildings, but to re-equip an abandoned slaughterhouse located in the very center of the park.
The entire exposition of the museum is divided into sections, each visitor can choose a specific section and explore each of the exhibits. Among the sections operating today, the following stand out: the living world, the universe, aquarium, industry, mathematics and communications. The ground floor is occupied by a playground, where young researchers can touch the exhibits with their own hands. The second floor is given over to a small planetarium with a modern telescope.
In addition to the museum in the City of Science and Industry, there are several other interesting structures. For example, not far from the entrance to the museum is the diesel submarine Argonaut, which was once in service with the French army. Here you can also see a building unusual in architecture – cinema `` Geode ''. The building, unique in its kind, has the shape of a ball, the frame was lined with steel mirror triangles, the total number of which exceeds 60 thousand.
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Topic: City of Science and Industry in La Villette in France, Paris resort.