Musée Militaire, Perigueux

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  • Who would think when arriving in a city to visit a military museum? You! Especially if you have kids! The aroma of the relics of time!
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  • "Old enough" Museum in fairly dilapidated buildings. But inside is awesome: huge collection of military items of any kind. Clothing, weapons, protections, written, posters... There is something for everyone. Those who love history can easily spend 3 h... In addition, the staff at the entrance is friendly, willing to answer questions! A must of Périgueux.
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  • This tour is a great recovery in time. Little brother of the Invalides, this is a real Ali Baba Cave which is full of military objects, all staged and well explained. Many models and uniform visit the attractive even when we're not big fan of the subject. A must see.
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  • Special interest museum in the center of town. Interesting place to browse and let your mind wander a little. This small museum based on a large collection of medals, insignia, flags, military uniforms, helmets, badges, and weaponry ranging from sables, pistols and canon, to a sea-mine and a German flying bomb… A bit dusty, but to give it a positive spin; you will find the content well compensating what the presentation lacks (though that might take some effort, prior knowledge and a little interest). The collection started out to commemorate the Prussian war, but sprawled in all directions and now includes materials related to the Napoleonic area, Crimean war, the world wars, French colonial deployments as well as later UN missions. There is a lot of material on display, some given context, much of the collection is just that. You will find what you look for, or chance upon some campaigns you never heard of, but do not expect much guidance or storytelling. It is an amazing collection of smaller collections, maybe a bit too much material for such little space. The amount of medals on display somehow makes you question the value of these ‘awards’, some have an eerie way of recurring. The current events on the Crimea, mirror the Crimean War medials, and some unexpected Nazi paraphernalia awarded for their campaign in the Crimea, including the an original poster advertising ‘the opportunity to go and fight Bolshevism in the east’ (in French). A contemporary print shows Napoleon handing out medals to kneeling subjects (in a posture that makes the present day viewer wonder who’s honoring who). There was an interesting special exhibition of art from the WWI trenches with drawings and sketches.
  • A really cool museum. The museum leave a fine impression on me and my son behind. Really a must.
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  • Extraordinary military museum... Made a stop
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  • Museum very interesting if you are interested in the military, only downside it's small enough!
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