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“Very good museum, worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee de la Grande Guerre

Musee de la Grande Guerre
Rue Lazare Ponticelli, 77100 Meaux, France
+33[1] 60 32 14 18
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Meaux
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Northern Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very good museum, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was an impressive collection of memorabilia from the first world war. Very well laid out and very informative with photos, films etc. Reasonable entrance fee of 10 euro. Easily reached from Paris from Gare De L'est and then bus from Meaux station (M6 or 65).

Visited October 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“A new must see museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

For people who are interested in the sad WWI story this is the place. Just opened and telling the story in a post evocative way.
A superb collection, state of the art presentation, a lot of context information (the story starts in 1870 and comments even on the effects of WW1 on our times) in a iconic, but efficient building.
Loved the lockers where one can put bags and so on.
Museumshop could be better and lacks the quality of the museum itself. And they seemed to have a lack of funds or inspiration with regard to the museumcafé.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“If you are planning a visit to the champagne country, don't miss this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is one of the most informative, fun and impressive museums I have ever been to. It's goal is to teach you about world war one , with emphasis on the French and American involvement. It sits literally in a battlefield of the first battle of the Marne next to an incredible monument given by the Americans in the 1930s.

Immediately after entering the " bullet ridden" gates, you hear the thundering of horse hooves or a song being sung by a soldier. There is an excellent short video and then onto the visual. Life size soldiers march to battle, two terrific non verbal maps show how the war began, the players, and the battles. I learned more in 5 minutes than ever in school. There are tanks, a great display of the trench system, including getting to walk thru one , songs, letters etc. it's designed to be a very sensory experience. You can even smell the old wood in the trench barracks.

While we didn't have any children with us, it would be great for them. But actually, you can be any age and spend as much or as little time as you want here and still get a lot out of it. Not far off the autoroute and great signage to it.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very moving and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Went with 9 and 10 year old kids. Wow. Worth the trip. It made it come alive nd put it in historical context.

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“An emotional evocation of the Great War”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Deceptively simple layout means that your visit requires much more time than initially expected. The exhibits are great and tell the story of life during the war for soldiers and civilians. The story is told in such a way that even non-french speakers can follow easily although the main features have English and German translations.

Visited March 2012
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