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The Army Museum, Paris

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View exquisite military pieces spanning from antiquity through the 20th century at The Army Museum. This museum curates the third largest arms collection in the world. Artifacts and contemporary pieces include suits of armor, swords, cannons, guns, and a tank from the 1940s. Learn the history of several wars through the stories told by everyday objects--like postcards and letters from the battlefields of World War I and World War II. Hunt down all 24 significant treasures from the Middle Ages through World War II. One of the treasures is the sword used by Francis I during the 16th century, another is a burgonet from the 1550s worn by Henry II, and a third treasure is the iconic bicorn hat worn by Napoléon I. To visit The Army Museum on your trip to Paris, use our Paris route planning site.
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  • Great museum containing Napoleon's tomb. Very majestically and solemnly displayed. Fantastic gardens. Please surprise right in front of the Cathedral of Invalides there is commemorative plaque at 3... 
    Great museum containing Napoleon's tomb. Very majestically and solemnly displayed. Fantastic gardens. Please surprise right in front of the Cathedral of Invalides there is commemorative plaque at 3...  more »
  • Only one regret about this fascinating place is not giving myself more time in it, the 3 hours I had went in a blink so give yourself 5 hours I'd say the time will fly by. 
    Only one regret about this fascinating place is not giving myself more time in it, the 3 hours I had went in a blink so give yourself 5 hours I'd say the time will fly by.  more »
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  • A wonderful and huge, and I mean very extensive, museum of French military history. I cannot overstate the size of this place, I spent four hours in the wings covering the two world wars alone. And there is so much more to see! The exhibit titles are in several languages, but the full explanation is all in French. You can get audio guides but I just read the signs as best I could. Don't forget to see the Tomb of Napoleon while you're here, it's pretty unforgettable.
  • I saw Napoleon's tomb, as expected. However, I happened to be there at the same time everyone saw that it turned out napoleon wasn't dead and he took over Europe again but finally we caught him for the second time. Jokes aside, it was nice and I would recommend the garden outside as it is free (if you go into the museum) and extremely peaceful.

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