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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 #39 of 750 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Just back from visiting Paris and this is the attraction that is still on the minds of both my girlfriend and I. Wonderfully preserved history in a fantastic building beautifully decorated, with some jaw dropping exhibits and architecture. The Tomb of Napoleon was stunning. I'd highly reccommend the audio guide, it may not be the easiest to work but the... More

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I must say this is one museum you should not miss in your Paris trip. In some sense its better than Louvre & Musee D'Orsay. Very preserved history of a lot of war weapons. Napoleon Tomb is also there. Must Must visit.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is an army museum for army people a little to military and not enough information for my enjoyment.

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Saint Peter, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Numerous interesting exhibits give you insights into the history of Paris and France. There is a very extensive exhibit related to WWI & WWII that covers several floors. Napoleon's tomb is dramatic as well. Nice cafeteria and restrooms. As with other Paris museums, the Museum Pass helps you feel less guilty about only seeing a limited portion of this museum,... More

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

During our séjour in Burgundy we took a daytrip to Paris. We were not really interested in the Army Museum, but my son and I badly wanted to visit Napoleon's tomb. The full museum entrance price has to be paid for the tomb only, despite the fact that the tomb is in a separate part of the museum (in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was a Francophile and whilst the museum was enjoyable there was noticeably very little acknowledgement of British assistance in either of the World Wars, e.g. the battle of Britain is described as having been fought by a mostly international RAF? I was left without any goodwill to the French military, who seem at pains to re-write history and snub... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited Les Invalides and spent about three hours there which was well short of what we needed. Napoleons Tomb and the Dome are extraordinary however some of the people we saw missed the Museum at the side of the Dome.it is excellent with so many things to look at I just kept discovering fascinating things around every corner. There... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited Paris a few times and went to quite a few museums there mainly to admire art. The boys were not over enthusiastic at the Louvre or d'Orsay or L'orangerie, however they enjoyed Musée de l'Armée quite a lot. We first took them to the museum when they were 6 and 8 years old, and we spent almost the... More

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Makati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Last April 2014, while on a second trip to Paris, we decided to pass by Les Invalides (our 2nd visit there too) in an attempt to show our son the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte, the main attraction in the complex. If you have a lot of time, we suggest you allow yourself to be dropped off by the taxi driver... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This museum fell way short as a war museum. There were so much potential given Paris strategic importance to the Nazi campaign. No photos at all of the impact of allied bombing to cultural sites. What happened to the museum pieces? No exhibits of day to day lives under Nazi occupation. Lots of different military fashions though. If your idea... More

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