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Musee de la Grande Guerre

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Address: rue Lazare Ponticelli, 77100 Meaux, France
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+33 1 60 32 14 18
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US$174.15*
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Very good museum on World War I

Spent about an hour in the museum. Bit outside of the city center with big parking. Huge modern building well organized to explain to kids and adults about the 1st World War... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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478 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Spent about an hour in the museum. Bit outside of the city center with big parking. Huge modern building well organized to explain to kids and adults about the 1st World War. Short films to see every now and then through the visit. We went there between Christmas and New Year and it was not very busy. We got a... More 

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M2GMeaux, Propriétaire at Musee de la Grande Guerre, responded to this review

Thank you very much Anne-Christine !! More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Great War (WWI) museum in Meaux was not mentioned in any of my guidebooks, but when I told French friends I was going to visit several WWI monuments east of Paris, they said this was a must see. Seemingly a bit out of the way but accessible by train or car from Paris, the Museum of the Great War... More 

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M2GMeaux, Propriétaire at Musee de la Grande Guerre, responded to this review

Thank you so Much for your report jamestB5009YJ ! More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited this museum one day. Easy train ride to/from Paris. We took the bus from the Gare to the museum. Was not crowded at all. Very nice exterior and the exhibits were well done.

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Thank ou very much PeaceCorpsNorm. More 

Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Not sure why this museum isn't busier, perhaps it's too out of the way for most people? It is an impressive piece of modern architecture, in the midst of a large field. Lots of free parking. Closed Tuesdays! 10€ entry. The access is over some paths complete with the projected sounds of horses drawing cannon-carts, and marching soldiers, building the... More 

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Thanks for all your advises. Thank you for your visit. More 

South Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I planned a detour to our route to south west France to take in this museum and having been in the Somme in the morning I think on reflection I would have preferred more time in the Somme. The building is striking by its architecture but its entrance is unusual - from an almost deserted car park along a path... More 

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M2GMeaux, Propriétaire at Musee de la Grande Guerre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit meanwhile the difficulties of the summer. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The architecture and the parkland surrounding the museum are impressive. The exhibitions are definitely well worth seeing. There's a good sense of spaciousness. It wasn't too busy during our visit. It's true that the cafe didn't seem to be available.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Ever hear of the expression, "The one thing we learn from history is we never learn from history?" - Unfortunately it seems to be a true statement but this museum goes a long way to give us all a chance to learn. It is an outstanding example of a museum telling a story in a manner where we see the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Thought we would stop here at 11 am hoping to see the Museum and then have a bite of lunch in the lobby cafe before departing for CDG Airport. When we arrived the lobby was deserted and the cafe had gone. We were informed that there were vending machines in the cloakroom area. What a difference a year makes the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The museum is off the beaten track, but well worth a visit. You need to plan your day. They have wands for different languages, and many displays in English and German in addition to the standard for French. If you read and listen to everything you can spend many hours. The displays are fascinating and well planned. I loved the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I can only echo other peoples views that this is an excellent museum with a wide range of exhibits - I was particularly fascinated by the posters (some of them propaganda) of the time. Easy to reach if you have a car and are holidaying in the area - otherwise a pleasant 30 minute train ride from the Gare de... More 

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