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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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  • Varied military exhibits as well as impressive Napoleon's Tomb, all covered under 1 ticket. Covers military history during Napoleon's age as well as the World Wars, focusing on France's history... 
    Varied military exhibits as well as impressive Napoleon's Tomb, all covered under 1 ticket. Covers military history during Napoleon's age as well as the World Wars, focusing on France's history...  more »
  • We chose to see Napolean's tomb and ONLY the World War exhibits. It was challenging for a handicapped walker as only one ticket entrance was open that day. The display directions were hard to... 
    We chose to see Napolean's tomb and ONLY the World War exhibits. It was challenging for a handicapped walker as only one ticket entrance was open that day. The display directions were hard to...  more »
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  • 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).

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