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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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  • Incredible military museum with loads or weapons, armor and even the horse of Napoleon. The museum is located right next to the tomb of Napoleon. Very impressive building and monument to this leader o...  more »
  • a brilliant museum. I did not have enough time to see all I wanted to see. 2 hours was not enough to see more than the Modern warfare section (1870's - 1940's). Excellent research presented with unifo...  more »
  • Given time constraints we chose to visit just the two world wars, although this also included pre-WWI background from the late 1800’s. This really was a great collection and provided a lot of context ...  more »
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  • It was a wonderful visit. Coming from a semi-military background, this visit took me back to my childhood years. Wonderful displays. One needs some time to visit all the different museums and exhibitions. Worth the time though.
  • Amazing collection. Even if you're not a fan of guns and military "stuff" - go for the historical representations! You'll be impressed with the depiction of the two world wars, especially, and the skillful way clear lines are drawn between them. Hitler's rise to power is chillingly shown. I'd planned to get the audio guide but came in the wrong entrance for that, but was delighted to see comprehensive English signs and explanations. Allow at least two hours if you're a history fan.
  • If you like collections of arms and armor you will not be disappointed! There are a lot of English translations of informative plates as well, so you can immerse yourself in the history. Don’t forget to visit Napoleon’s tomb and the reliefs and models section on the 4th floor - the miniatures of castles and terrain are astonishing.
  • It was really nice. A lot of history, and good views. I really liked the exhibits and the food was okay. Overall good.
  • If you are a fan of anything military related, you need to visit this place. To be honest though I think there would be something in here to attract everyone. We saw less than half of what they had and it was great. My boyfriend really enjoyed seeing the WWI and WWII exhibitions, and getting to see and hear about the wars from a French perspective. I enjoyed seeing all the uniforms of the different countries and squadrons, as well as looking at the various styles of propaganda used throughout the wars.
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