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Musee de la Grande Guerre

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Gordon J wrote a review Sep 2020
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If you want to just explore the story, you walk through the lower half of the exhibit area. If you want to see more artifacts, you walk into the upper half of the exhibit area. You can spend as much or as little time as you want. Perfect! AND it's one of, if not THE best Great War collections in Europe. .
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ceri S wrote a review Jul 2020
Kimbolton, United Kingdom174 contributions69 helpful votes
Stunning WW1 museum. Excellent collection of so many WW1 artefacts, so much information and in various language. Visually stunning and educational. Really worth a visit, Covid safe and a good space to walk around, hardly anyone here.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sebastien M wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia472 contributions251 helpful votes
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Although a bit away from the city centre, it's accessible by public transport. I was staying in an Airbnb apartment and walked here about half hour. It costs €10 to enter and it's worth it for the sheer amount of items on display. The building itself makes that statement of being a museum (at least to me). There's bus and car parking spaces opposite the entrance gate. The first monument noticable is the American Monument, also known as the Monument to the Battle of the Marne. This twenty six metres sculpture is hard to miss. Two levels with the main exhibition on level two. It's impressive and thoroughly catalogued by years, from the 1870 to the present. The grandest to me are the main hall and the thematic exhibit rooms but overall it's a spectacular experience. Suitable for all ages especially young children to explore. There's public convenience, storage facility for bags etc. and a café. It's really worth visiting and you can exit and enter using the same ticket as its valid for the whole day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Fringe_Gatherer wrote a review Nov 2019
Chicago, Illinois167 contributions86 helpful votes
In our many trips to France I've wanted to explore the WWI historical ground a little, but always the major sites were a little too far from Paris, well beyond Reims. But the westernmost advances of the invasion were quite close to Paris. Here, in the area of Meaux, the French army turned and fought the invaders to a stand still, and a partial retreat. The relatively new and very modern Musee de la Grand Guerre provides an important destination and resource for WWI history. The main visit path concentrates on modest number of artifacts, but presented in engaging reconstructions of battle environments. Particularly notable is the use of historical video and sound in the background of simulated bunkers and trenches. A series of separate rooms provides more nearly "exhaustive" exhibits with large numbers of objects - imagine 50 different kinds of hand grenades - focussing on multiple themes of military experience. We spent 2 hours there. It is not possible to describe a museum about WWI as an uplifting experience, but it was very informative and interesting.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Carsten S wrote a review Oct 2019
Bertrange, Luxembourg775 contributions176 helpful votes
Very well set up museum with a build-up phase from before the Great War until years after it´s end. Cleverly done and very interesting. Good mixture of artifacts, weapons and stories from the time. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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