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Musee de la Prefecture de Police

4 Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France (Passy)
01 44 41 52 50
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Ranked #352 of 790 Attractions in Paris
Type: History Museums
Description: This museum explores the history of the Parisian police force from the 17th century to the present.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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224 reviews 224 reviews
51 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This museum is on the 3rd floor of the police station. Don't be shy because the desk officer will direct you to the elevators for your tour of this free museum. You can see the history of the Paris police along with weapons and criminal artifacts. Don't miss the guillotine blade. I just wish there were more descriptions in English... More

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Reno, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Once you get past the complete weirdness of walking into a police station to get to the museum, the museum itself will really surprise you. It's small, but has really amazing artifacts, like arrest records of famous people, evidence from some of the more infamous cases, the first (giant) mugshot camera, and, best of all, a guillotine. A real guillotine!... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Being a retired police officer I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. While I am not completely literate in French I was able to see many of same tools and techniques we use in the US. I really enjoyed seeing a close up of the guillotine and the various weapons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

This unasumming Police Museum is located in a working Police Station, so it felt a little weird walking through a crowd of people needing Police assistance. However, the museum is free and is visually quite interesting. We understand basic french and so could read the descriptions and get the main points of the history and events. The most intersting part... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This museum is located on the second floor of a working police station, which I don't believe receives very many tourists. While we were there I think a total of four other tourists were visiting, all French. All descriptions of the exhibits are in French only, but basic French will suffice to get the gist, and the exhibits themselves are... More

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