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Musee de la Prefecture de Police

4 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 44 41 52 50
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It's Free and Interesting

This small museum on the 3rd floor of a working police station is worth visiting, certainly worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsthouston
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Houston, texas, USA
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Hidden gem in Paris

Brilliant. the history of the Police in Paris. Uniforms, actual documents, weapons, a section on... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Catherine494932
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London, United Kingdom
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This museum explores the history of the Parisian police force from the 17th century to the present.
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4 rue de la Montagne Ste Genevieve, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small museum on the 3rd floor of a working police station is worth visiting, certainly worth it if your in the area around the Parthenon. While the information is mainly in French a fair amount has been translated into English and Spanish.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Brilliant. the history of the Police in Paris. Uniforms, actual documents, weapons, a section on criminals. Quite a small museum, in a working police station, with it's own guillotine. Lovely and quiet. I'll return when my French is better

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Feels a bit like time travel. Interesting information and set-up. We only had 20 minutes with our guide, but I could have spend easily over 1 hour there.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

You don't expect a working police station to house an intersting museum, but, it is appropriate given the nature of the museum. It was an intersting look at policing in Paris through the ages, and yes, the guillotine is there and quite terrifying when you...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Part of a functioning police station, this small museum takes you through the history of the police in France and some famous gruesome crimes, as well as uniforms, murder weapons, and documents like laws and old magazine or newspaper covers. You will certainly enjoy it...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

You will spend a most interesting couple of hours in this museum. Of course, you have to be interested in crime – not committing it, but reading true crime. It is not though a museum for children. Consisting of only 4 rooms, it is not...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

My child was bonkers to see the last guillotine blade used in France and we stumbled upon this museum. Located in the middle of a working police station, this little museum is worth 30 minutes if for no other reason than to get a sense...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

This museum is on the third floor of the prefecture of the 5th arrondisment and is very interesting. They have a chronological history of the police in Paris and sections devoted to forensics, weapons, serial killers and police equipment. You can see it all in...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small free museum is inside an actual police station, steps away from the Maubert-Mutualite metro station. It's not at all the modern/well-lit/well laid-out/spacious exhibition space one would expect. I was interested in historical police uniforms/vehicles/maps/photos, but there are much much more, including interesting stuff...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is on the third floor of an operational police station. There were no problems with entry through the reception area of the police station and finding the nearby lifts. There were only one or two other visitors present in the museum while we...More

1  Thank Linda P
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dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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