Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  The Army Museum

The Army Museum, Paris

4.5
#5 of 187 in Museums in Paris
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Create an itinerary including The Army Museum
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to The Army Museum

The Army Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
6,773 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Was a really interesting visit spent a few hours there. The most interesting part for my self was seeing the tomb of Marshal Foch and Napoleon. Situated on immaculate grounds in Central Paris... 
    Was a really interesting visit spent a few hours there. The most interesting part for my self was seeing the tomb of Marshal Foch and Napoleon. Situated on immaculate grounds in Central Paris...  more »
  • Very fascinating and informative museum. I came here with my family and we got audio guides. Very interesting to go through these historical periods in the museum. The museum is huge too! Beautiful... 
    Very fascinating and informative museum. I came here with my family and we got audio guides. Very interesting to go through these historical periods in the museum. The museum is huge too! Beautiful...  more »
Google
  • Quite expansive and very interesting museum, I liked it better than the Louvre personally because the content is more my flavor. Lots of written history as well as plenty of exhibits with vintage items. Being from the US it was enlightening to see history which I was already familiar with being told from the French perspective, it breathes new life into it and enhanced my understanding. Definitely my favorite Paris museum.
  • I visited the WWI & WWII exhibits.. I was very impressed with the curating. There were so many interesting props actually used in WW2. Everything was in French, but there were English subtitles to probably a third of the exhibits. Granted, it still took 1.5 hours to absorb and read everything! (And I was trying to quickly move through).

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.