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The Army Museum, Paris

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Military Museum
View exquisite military pieces spanning from antiquity through the 20th century at The Army Museum. This museum curates the third largest arms collection in the world. Artifacts and contemporary pieces include suits of armor, swords, cannons, guns, and a tank from the 1940s. Learn the history of several wars through the stories told by everyday objects--like postcards and letters from the battlefields of World War I and World War II. Hunt down all 24 significant treasures from the Middle Ages through World War II. One of the treasures is the sword used by Francis I during the 16th century, another is a burgonet from the 1550s worn by Henry II, and a third treasure is the iconic bicorn hat worn by Napoléon I. A visit to The Army Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paris itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • What a great museum! So much armor to look at. And the WWI and WWII exhibits were enthralling and overwhelming. Too much to see in even a few hours! A must see!  more »
  • This museum hosts an impressive collection of all things military. My husband did not want to leave! It was very cool to walk the very places where Napolean walked. It hosts a wonderful book store wit...  more »
  • Not miss it, Museum (Musee de l´armee) - the invalid, the expenditure of the entrance well worth it, should purchase a full pass, and also visit the tomb of Napoleon I (among others those of the brothers and of the son Napoleon II, which are located under the dome of the Church of Saint Louis des Invalides) shocking and impressive view the Tomb from the top and then down the stairs to observe it closely.
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  • Fantastic. If you are a fan of history this is a MUST. We ended up going kinda by accident. It was one of my favorite museums in Paris. Wonderfully extensive exhibits. Very well laid out.
  • Fantastic collection, very well organized and there is a fair amount of English. If you are at all interested in French military history it's worth a look. The weirdest thing has gotta be Napoleon's horse, stuffed and preserved with branding intact since it's death in the 1800s.
  • One of most beautiful Domes in a city of literally hundreds of such, adorned in gold and towering above the surrounding buildings. Inside is the military museum and the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. It's been 15 years since I've been inside and I don't remember much, but I visited the building every time I was in Paris since.
  • An incredible museum, covering centuries worth of Wars and Armies from France and other countries. And also the home of Napoleon's Tomb!! If you're a history enthusiast, prepare to spend an entire day in here! The collections are extensive: from weapons, to clothing and uniforms to paintings and so much more! I spent hours and couldn't manage to see everything. Fantastic. It's also very near to the Musée Rodin (it's just around the corner).
  • Great monument. Very rude lady who stays at the hatstand. Number 0 for that. We've never seen such a thing like that. For the rest all great.