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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 #34 of 692 attractions in Paris
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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This museum contains items from medieval time through the two world wars. I'm not a big war buff, but I thought the displays were very well done and the information was very thorough. You can get an audio guide and some of the printed information is in English. I thought this was a worthwhile stop.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One would think that a nation's museum dedicated to their military history would be biased in their favor, but the staff at the Army Museum have done a magnificent job of being accurate and honest. They called themselves incompetent when need-be, they gave props when realistically called for, and shared glory with others when necessary. Additionally, they have done a... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very interesting to see the vast collections which were well presented. The tomb of Napoleon itself is worth the visit.

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Varazdin, Varazdinska, Croatia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This museum is huge so you should definitely took a half of day for a visit. There is so much to see and I liked it very much. Weapons, uniforms, models of soldiers through the time.... Napoleon tomb is also fascinating. I would definitely recommend it to see. One of the best museums I have visited.

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Geelong, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This museum is a gem in the centre of paris. It houses a huge collection of army artefacts. Most of the information is in french but it doesn't matter. The collections are frankly amazing and you will not be disappointed. It is very well set out and easy to navigate.You will need a whole day to really appreciate the whole... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Museum is made up of several areas. The classic church is impressive and contains Napoleons tomb. The section of the museum dedicated to the 2 world wars has an impressive collection and gives a slightly different perspective to the conflicts. The restaurant is like all those in central Paris. Expensive. But offers basic drink/meal combos to ease the impact... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Spent almost 4 hours here and most of the displays dual language but not the mousquators - be warned ! There were no English language pamphlets available or translation summaries on the displays. We were infirmed our audio guide did not cover the exhibition. There was very limited coverage of the whole museum on the audio guide and definitely not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

So much information to absorb, but all so well laid out (and some in English!). It's very interesting and definitely worth a visit. Napoleon's tomb is around the back, look for the dome. There were many children here when we visited, all very well behaved and all fascinated by the exhibits.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This museum and the other museums in the Invalides is included in the Paris Museum Pass. The building is large and attractive. The tomb is huge. Interesting but little else to see. Worth it with a pass. The military museum is more interesting.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Les Invalides was excellent, the buildings were very impressive and I spent many hours going around all the parts of this museum, it is the No 1 on my list to recommend on a visit to Paris. Clean and very friendly and well laid out. The pictures are amazing along with the marble flooring. Coffee shop was closed when we... More

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