Musee de l’Armee – The Army Museum of Paris
Created in 1905 and, currently, containing over 500,000 items spread over 12,000 square meters (just under 130,000 sq. feet), the Musee de l’Armee in Paris is gargantuan. Its collections are separated over historical periods, so, given our short amount of time in the city, we focused on the ancient-through-medeval section, which has some intricate examples of armor belonging to French kings.
The depth and breadth of their collection is incredible, it seems to go on for miles…
More than just armor, of course, there’s an amazing collection of weapons as well.
This part of the museum also has examples of some very old cannon and firearms.
The most interesting part of the collection are their truly ancient weapons and armor.
Musee de a’Armee is an incredible place to visit, full of history and amazing exhibits. If you are a history geek, and happen to be in Paris, be sure to check it out.