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Located in the Palais de Chaillot, this museum documents French naval...

Located in the Palais de Chaillot, this museum documents French naval history.

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A other good musee

Worth a visit if you know your naval history. I enjoyed the models and the art is also wonderful. Worth it

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 11, 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

A nice insight of a France submarine. She lays inside a ww2 bunker made by the Germans. On top you have a nice view around of the Harbour of St Nazaire.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015

If the weather if poor, you can do worse than spend ~45 minutes in here. At EUR5 it's reasonably priced. Definitely go if you like models of naval ships and submarines. There are also some French naval history panels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

This museum is filled with information about French naval and maritime history and spans several centuries. There are huge scale models of ships dating from centuries past to the modern era. Grab an audiotape and listen to accounts of naval battles while gazing at large paintings, of which there are many. This museum is a real educational experience for history... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit if you know your naval history. I enjoyed the models and the art is also wonderful. Worth it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

What a great place for naval history buffs. The museum is packed with maritime art works and case after case of very large and detailed scale models of ships from sail all the way to the modern age. Some of the scale models have open hulls so that you can see the inner spaces. The modern French military models are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

The audio guide is a must when visiting this attraction, as it is very informative about a large number of the exhibits. The ship models are works of art in themselves, and range from minute ivory creations to very large "teaching" models. It covers warships from the middle ages to modern times, but for some unknown reasons I could not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

Situated inside the Palais de Chaillot atop the Trocadéro (with its lesser-known, but underrated view of the Eiffel Tower), the Musée national de la Marine (National Navy Museum) is a must-see for Paris visitors interested in naval history. It is a small museum compared to the more well-known ones in Paris, but boasts an astounding model ship collection whose detail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to Paris for my husbands 60th birthday so wanted to find some interesting museums that were a bit different and this really fitted the bill (along with the Arts et Metiers museum). I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. Beautiful models of ships and planes and a window into the workshop where the modellers... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Included in the museum pass and well worth a short visit. The collection is very good, it contains of both paintings, pieces and models of a lot of ships and ship related stuff. The information provided in quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

I visited the Musee de la Marine through the Paris Museum Pass and had a great time. The audio guide is in several languages and was very informative. Learned about the history of the Obelisks and how they came to be in Paris, along with seeing dozens of amazing scale miniatures of all different kinds of boats.

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