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Army Museum

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Address: 129 Rue de Grenelle | Hotel National des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)1 44 42 43 87
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this...

Nearly every weapon and instrument of war imaginable can be found in this comprehensive collection of military equipment.

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Not necessarily a well known museum but has a fantastic collection of Middle Ages weapons and armors as well as a great collection of uniform and weapons of the two world wars.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Eersel, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has an impressive collection of arms from the middle ages up to the early 20th century. From later periods the collection is a bit disappointing, because it is mostly restricted to uniforms and small arms. The museum simply isn't build for the large items like tanks and aircraft. They are almost entirely absent. I personally found the collection... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not necessarily a well known museum but has a fantastic collection of Middle Ages weapons and armors as well as a great collection of uniform and weapons of the two world wars.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place of a former army hospital for veterans built by Louis XIV (the Sun King of Versailles fame) filled with artifacts, rare historic uniforms, surrounded by historically important canons, important stop on your tour. Napoleon is buried under the chapel along with other very famous french military heroes. The audio tour was well done and comprehensive.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved visiting this place! I really enjoy history and the history of wars and battles. This museum has an amazing collection of weapons and amor from all over the world and from over hundreds of years. So it's got enough to keep everyone happy.

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Thank Gareth L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is excellent. I am a big fan of military history and I had really high expectation for this one. And it was great! So many expositions and items! I visited it with my wife (who is definitely NOT a military fan) and she loved it as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I’m going to get myself into trouble here but if you’ve seen one sword, you’ve pretty much seen them all. Sure there are different shapes and lengths but they all operate on the same principle, to sever or slice human flesh. It would be different if they told the story of the weapons, ie. this one severed and sliced human... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite it being a really hot day the AC was not on. I could see the hundreds of people who were sweating and fanning their brochure to cool down. The museum itself was pretty awesome and pretty unique in the fact it covers all about the Wars. The Napoleon Tomb is beautiful. The museum itself is situated in an awesome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome collection.Totally recommend an audio guide to know what you are seeing if you are a teenager/adult.. A lot of information online can be used as a scavenger guide for little kids.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here primarily to see Napoleon's tomb (which was well worth seeing) and took in the army museum while we were there. It contained an exhibition of France's involvement in world wars and this was outstanding. The displays of uniforms, weapons, artifacts and audio-visual presentations were excellent. One of the best exhibitions of this type I've seen anywhere in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is kind of an obscure museum in Paris. I have never experienced the huge crowds you get at other museums. It backs up to Napoleon's tomb, so you can kill two birds with one stone. What is the somewhat humorous part of the tour through it is the WWII section.. You go through the WWI part and then the... More 

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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