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Musee de la Grande Guerre

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All reviews world war excellent museum spent three hours audio guide train station two hours l est visited this museum events leading up museum staff belleau wood written information wonderful collection interactive exhibits chateau thierry wide range of exhibits weapons
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Our family really enjoyed this museum, particularly our 10 year old daughter. It has a vast array of items relating to WWI as well as interactive displays, even some dressing up. Highly recommended. I agree with other reviews that the staff could be a little...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Visited this museum this past week, as I do every October, with my students. It is still an excellent museum and my students found it fascinating, getting a lot out of it. Note that most everything has explanations in French, English and German--useful to know...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

Our group of 44 gathered at the Paris Airport this July morning and departed by bus.First stop was the Musee de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, France.This museum was built recently to recognize the 100th Anniversary of World War I (August 1914 - November 11,1918)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

it smelled terrible, the walls were moist, and the employee's costumes looked like garbage. worst of all, the water tasted like dumpster juice. absolutely terrible experience.would not recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Isaac M
Reviewed September 21, 2018

If you only have time for one museum about WW1 ,then this should be your choice. On arrival huge carpark and short walk to entrance,with sounds of battle from hidden speakers. Through doors and up stairs to enter,Suggest an audio guide as a must have,/only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ron c
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We went here because my husband is a military historian, and the rest of us had a bit of interest but not much, which made this museum really excellent because we all loved it and learned so much The museum started from when we left...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 912jacquelinel
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

An outstanding amount of the IWW materials. So realistic, so well displayed and classified. Numerous details that really help understand what was the living throughout this war. I makes ponder about how stupid and horrible the man can be...

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bastien P
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Visited the Museum while on holiday. It was superb. Loads of things to look at and plenty of uniform's etc. Would recommend getting the radio guide. Staff were very helpful and friendly, well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bluebandit600s
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Amazing way to spend 2-3 hours remembering World War I. This is in a wonderful location too. Spend a few hours here, then on to Les Fantomes Memorial, Belleau Wood, Croix Rouge Farm, Chateau Thierry, etc. We were fortunate enough to have a museum guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank knail
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Stopped here on the way from Paris to Verdun as our grandfathers fought in WWI. This is an excellent museum that gives you the context for the war. Allow two hours. The cafe offers light refreshments, but you'll need to go elsewhere is you want...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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ldo3
April 26, 2016|
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Response from M2GMeaux | Property representative |
Hello, hello, There are deposits in the entry of the museum. It is actually preferable to put your suitcases in the deposits. Cordially.
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August 4, 2015|
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Response from M2GMeaux | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay. Everything is indeed displayed on a floor. The access is possible via an elevator and a point of view on the second floor can be also reached by elevator. Cordially.
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Euro 10 (as mentioned in my review)- lockers were free. I thought it excellent value- the beautiful building must have cost millions!
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Sunshine817
Tampa, Florida
Musee de la Grande Guerre - Meaux (6 Replies)
Yes, I know...Meaux is not in Paris...but since nothing has been written in the Meaux forum in over a year, I'll put it in Paris as a possible day trip idea. The new Musee de la Grande Guerre opened its doors to the public in Meaux (pronounced Moe), 30 miles to the east of Paris, and accessible from Gare de l'Est on the Paris Est line (sometimes called the P line). The good news? It's a gorgeous new building, purpose-built to hold this impressive collection of some 50,000 items...More
November 12, 2011|
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Thanks for that, Sunshine. A lot of us in Paris have already been wondering about the logistics of a visit.
Janettravels44
Chicago, Illinois
World War I Museum in Meaux. Musee de la Grande Guerre (0 Replies)
This newish museum in Meaux is very easy to get to from Paris and your Navigo Decouverte covers all the travel. Take an Ile de France commuter train to Meaux and then a bus M6 from the station to the museum. The trains run about every half hour from Paris. Note if you do go that there is no food except a coffee machine and a snack machine at the museum. There is a mini mart at the train station where you can pick something up but you would be wise to bring your own picnic. There are nice...More
May 19, 2018|