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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 took a walk thhrough france all wars with Germany. Very instressting. The museum is quite big take Your time. As everyone else we finished our visit with a visit at tomb of Napoleon!  more »
  • Definitely a must see attraction! The ticket includes entrance to several parts of the whole complex. You should not miss Napoleon's tomb, inside a very beautiful church with a golden dome, very impos...  more »
  • This was a very good museum and not very crowded at all. If you like WWI WWII then it is worth it, nice.  more »
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  • Lovely experience, done a lot of filming and photographs inside. It's amazing and unexpected but they take you on a journey though years, displaying specific items from specific years. It's a great experience!
  • Great museum of French military history from the Sun King to after WWII. Quite detailed, and interactive as well. Loved the videos of the famous battles.
  • Highly recommend if you're interested in military history of Europe. All the weaponry was in excellent shape. The history of central Europe from 1650-1950 is also amazing. Could have spent a whole day there.
  • Very very cool museum! It has many exhibits and the tombstone of Napoleon all under the same roof. The building is also incredibly impressive, it was an hospital for injured soldiers during WWII. Costs 11 euros per person unless you're eligible for the reduced rate, but it's worth every penny. You can spend a solid 3-5 hours there, as there are over 500,000 artifacts!!
  • Excellent collection of historical armour and weaponry, lots of information about French military involvement in World War 1 and 2. A visit to Napoleon's tomb is a must. Highly recommend a visit to this museum.