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The Army Museum, Paris

4.5
#5 of 168 in Museums in Paris
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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  • The space is beautiful and full of history, sumptuous collections (favorite for the medieval & renaissance)... I come back often!
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  • If you like the story and have the time don't visit this museum. It is a very interesting visit where you look at matters of the middle ages, of the great war, of the second world war and much more!
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  • I truly LOVE this museum! I spent over 4 hours exploring the massive collection of exhibits and artifacts connected to the long epoch of France's Military History. From Napoleon up through both World Wars the French Army Museum has a truly massive collection of historical weaponry and artifacts. But the Museum still flows well and has a ton of interactive displays. I could have easily gone back for 2 more days and still never finished exploring! The tickets are around 8 Euros which is awesome too!
  • This place is amazing. Loads of history, well conserved artifacts. The museum is gigantic and you need more than one day to visit it. I especially love the way it’s organized in sections and exhibits. The most fascinating part is the Second World War one. The only downside is that it isn’t exactly very well protected and there’s not a lot of staff. Very easy to get lost in it.
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