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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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  • When you come here make sure you view the church before you visit the tomb! The church is rarely visited but is beautiful!! The tomb itself is magnificent but give yourself some time to see it. We got...  more »
  • In this historic place wanted by King Louis XIV for his soldiers the various museums known as the Army allow to see the evolution of uniforms, weapons. An important collection of antique armor and weapons with those of illustrious characters. Impressive riders' room on their mounts. The war halls of 1870, 1914 and 1939 and many other exhibitions. An interesting temporary exhibition in the courtyard of honor on the cannons. Visit the Church of St. Louis of the Invalides and end with the dome and tomb of Napoleon I. Compliments to the supervisory staff, always ready to inform nicely and with a smile. A tip if you can, plan several visits to avoid saturation.
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  • 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.
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