"A French Military Museum" Musee de l'Armee - Les Invalides Tip by spgood301
Musee de l'Armee - Les Invalides, Paris: 32 reviews and 90 photos
When you visit Invalides, be sure to stop by the various museums dedicated to military history. The Musee de l'Armee and Musee de l'Ordre de la Liberation have several exhibits you'll find interesting...and it's all for one price too!
The Musee de l'Armee isn't just about France - it is, indeed, a comprehensive museum of weaponry and military history dating back to the Stone Age.
The Musee de l'Ordre de la Liberation is a fascinating look at the fight to free France from the Nazis. General Charles de Gaulle, head of the Free French at the time, set up the Order de la Liberation to reward bravery in this fight. Many hundreds of brave Frenchmen and women were awarded this honor, before it closed for good in 1946; indeed, it's the second highest military honor in France.
See exhibits on the Free French, the French Resistance. Learn about some of these heroes (note that many exhibits are in French). There's also a sobering look at the deportations to concentration camps.
There's one admission fee to all of these museums, along with the Musees de Plans Reliefs, with things like military maps. You can also walk around the courtyard at Invalides.
Quite a place, especially if you enjoy history (like me).
Address: Hotel des Invalides 75007
Phone: +33 810 11 33 99
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