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Army Museum

129 Rue de Grenelle | Hotel National des Invalides, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
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Ranked #30 of 735 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Military Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this comprehensive collection of military equipment.
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Pau, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Paris. We wandered through the Amazing medieval and 18C armour sections which are breath taking - especially the horse armour. We then went through the newly opened Great War and WW2 exhibits which were informative and showed a period of history that I have studied at length from a French perspective -... More

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We spent three hours here but to see everything properly you will need to allow a day. It has a fantastic collection on medieval armor most impressive are the knights on horse's ,then you have uniforms right up to world war 2 weapons, from all time periods ,bronze age items,small manikins dressed in all styles of battle dress from ancient... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It is a great collection. You can find all about armies from the ancient times till nowdays. I`ll highly recommend especially for families with little boys. they will have some fun, especially in the part of Medieval armors

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41 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took the kids to see the world War exhibit and napoleon's tomb. No lines and medium crowds overall made the visit easy to manage. The timeline of the wars from pre - World War I through the end of WWII was super informative and rich. The boys especially liked the tanks and guns of course but there was a... More

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Geelong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the most magnificent military museums in the world. I have traveled widely and visited many around the world however it was one of the worst experiences I and my wife have had anywhere in the world. This terrible experience was a result of what I would consider poor customer interaction and lack of services. Considering there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It wasn't on my list of places to visit but the huge golden dome was what caught my eyes. Beneath it is a huge hall that housed Napoleon's tomb. I'm not really a historical fanatic so it was just a quick photo op for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited here in late June , this is probably the best collection of relics of french military we have ever seen. It is presented as a walk through time. From the French Revolution through to the Second World War . It also includes napoleons tomb which is a much see for its grandeur.

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Owen Sound, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our 14 yr old son loved the medieval armor and the weaponry. My military husband loved the World War Two section. Very informative. Napoleon's tomb was gorgeous and fascinating.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Interesting collection of armour from the Middle Ages and other works of art. Don't miss Napoleon's tomb in the church behind the museum.

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37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow! A very comprehensive (and slightly overwhelming) collection of military artifacts. Lots to see and enjoy. We especially enjoyed the ground floor exhibit of Charles de Gaulle - excellent interactive displays and informative documentary too (be sure to get the free audio guide) Awesome exhibits on WWI and WWII - we learned a lot. Beautiful buildings too - and be... More

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