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The Army Museum, Paris
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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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  • We had been here many years ago when there was one large room dedicated to WWI and another to WWII, all in french with no translations at all! And then, of course, Napoleon;s tomb. On this visit, we f...  more »
  • We went to the opening in the morning and at the end of the day, we had not had time to do all the rooms. For those who love history.
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  • Must see - word of warning heavy security but very friendly - napoleons tomb is fascinating along with the museum 
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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.