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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. To visit The Army Museum on your trip to Paris, use our Paris route planning site.
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  • This is a huge museum. 3 hours plus if you do all the sections. Be warned, plenty of uniforms and weapons. If you are into military history then this will be your thing. Plenty for keen children to.....  more »
  • It is a good war museum and you will learn a lot on your visit. The French and their military history, along with their current military power is not something you can easily admire. Unlike what is...  more »
  • The golden dome is quite characteristic of this military school. Decorated by canons on the outside, this place has the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte!  more »
  • Very Amazing Military and World War museum. Great big Historical place. Entrance is Free. But there are Some Paid access inside the museum. Army officials there are So Kind, Nice and Helping. Very popular Destination in Paris not much far from Eiffel Tower. Busy in Summer though.
  • This is a must see yet I did not have enough time as I would've liked to. The start of the WW1 to the end of the WW2 was explained in detail. Very informative. The exhibitions are beautiful. Nepoleon's tomb is def a must. The uniform are impressive, the hardware of battle equipment is astonishing for that day and age. The Soldiers Church is a respected place of peace behind the Napoleon's tomb and beautifully build and completed in 1679. Rich in history.
  • Nice French army museum with a lot of detail and plenty to see. Had a lot of history and specific details around Napoleon. Well worth the 12 euros as we spent a while going through it all.
  • Beautiful museum! There is a WW1 and WW2 exhibition. The only drawback is that the signs are not very efficient so you might go around in circles a bit. Make sure to ask where things are if you are not sure. The General ticket gives you access to Napoleon’s tomb as well. Kid friendly, open Saturday and Sunday
  • Amazing to see the Napoleon tomb, and the collections of arms and armour is amazing. At 10€ entry it is ok too as the museum is definitely worth that. The WW2 area is well laid out and methodical but not so much the area leading up to and including WW1. Also the armour and weapons area had very little info and it was not well labelled. Almost perfect but not quite hence the 4 stars.

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