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Location address: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
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The Musée des Arts et Métiers (French pronunciation: [myze dez‿aʁz‿e metje], Museum of Arts and Crafts) is a museum in Paris that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), which was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions.
In the Musée des Arts et Métiers, you can see an early Pascaline on display. It is one of the first computers, designed by Blaise Pascal.
You also can see here the Loom of Jacquard, another predecessor of the computer.