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Musee de la Prefecture de Police

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It is not a typical museum. It is not also particularly breathtaking, but worth a try. A nice guy... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Paris, France
History of Parisienne Policing

A great little museum, but bigger than I thought initially. Displays include u informs through the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
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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
+33 1 44 41 52 50
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

It is not a typical museum. It is not also particularly breathtaking, but worth a try. A nice guy working there will give you a little explaination about everything if needed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

A great little museum, but bigger than I thought initially. Displays include u informs through the centuries, discussions of crime scenes and solving of same, notorious criminals, deadly weapons, lots of original books and documentation, artists renderings, news stories, and the start of the advanced...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Ecowoman
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The museum is on the third floor of the Prefecture, and presents a history of the police and issues they've dealt with in different times. Very unspectacular, and rather quaint. A dry place on a rainy day, but of course there are many others, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting hidden gem. It’s located on the third floor of a working police station. There are no signs at first saying this is a museum so it can seem at bit intimidating, especially when you have to empty your pockets and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 17 May 2018 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 20 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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Catherine494932
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AnkeU_13
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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Amandats
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Tersparis
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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