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The Army Museum, Paris

Categories: Military Museums, Monuments, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • As with all major sights in France, you will go through security; bag searches and wands to enter the grounds. We arrived on what turned out to be a free day so that was a bonus. The collection of sui...  read more »
  • Museum not to be missed if you are in Paris, that Yes, time-consuming, is can see their struggles, French history, weapons, uniforms, you can access to the tomb of Napoleon, and see impressively objects first and second war, without doubt, one of the most interesting places to see in Paris
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  • this place is not to be missed...i went there with low expectations as usually i do not like museums but i was totally impressed. this place is definitely worth a visit 
  • I would only come here to see the dôme at les Invalides which is a large former church that houses Napoleon Bonapart's tomb. The church itself is beautiful and a perfect example of French Baroque architecture. I found myself in awe of how expansive and grand everything was. Napoleon's sarcophagus sits squarely in the middle of the church in an uncovered crypt which can be seen from both levels of the church. If you have time, this is a nice place to pop in for half an hour or so. The rest of les Invaildes is actually a little boring and I wouldn't waste my time unless you're a huge military and war buff.
  • Very nice museum. Requires at least 2 hours of exploring. Not much info in English, though most of the items speak for themselves. The dome of Napoleons grave is amazing - great example of how a leader should be treated by his nation after he dies.
  • Massive museum, very interesting and the entrance fee is ok (about 15EURO). lots of colections, from medieval ages to WW2. The entrance to the Dome des Invalides is on the other side
  • 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).
  • Gorgeous! Must-see! Be sure to approach from the Esplanade des Invalides for the best view. I was rushed for time so didn't stay long enough to figure out the three museums at this location.
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