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Musee de la Legion d'honneur et des ordres de chevalerie

#159 of 2,427 things to do in Paris
Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open today: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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It was free

We admired the beauty of the building and snapped some shots. We then discovered the museum was... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Daniel A
Beijing, China
Helpful staff - beautiful display of medals and jewels

We stumbled upon this museum after finishing at the Muse D’Orsay. We had no idea what the museum... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Glenbrook, Australia
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2 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
7th Arr. - Palais-Bourbon
+33 1 40 62 84 25
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

I had never heard of this and stumbled on it after visiting the art museum. I have been interested in military medals since my youth and this is the largest collection I have ever seen in one place, virtually every country and time period is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a free museum which has honours from all over the world not just France.These are in cabinets and you can pull out the drawers for closer inspection. We were pleased to find the British medals and orders. The medals and chains of office...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

We admired the beauty of the building and snapped some shots. We then discovered the museum was free so we ventured in. We didn’t understand much and could have gotten the audio guide but we had limited time so we skipped it. If we had...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum after finishing at the Muse D’Orsay. We had no idea what the museum held, but hey it was free and the building was beautiful. We had a 2 year old and a baby and the staff couldn’t have been more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ShineSydneyAustralia
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Free entrance. It is a beautiful old building, very well re-done. Inside are medals and military and civilian orders, with a lot of history about them. Have to be interested in this to spend a lot of time. But is worth a rapid visit for...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Menetou
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Located right next to The Musée d'Orsay, this is a beautiful building. We did not go in but simply looked at the grounds. Highly recommend a stroll through if you are nearby!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is per se a brilliant historical museum, and for history-lovers, this museum is a must-see. However, I wouldn't visit again on principle after the rudeness and level of unprofessionalism displayed by the staff. Being of student age and English, it would seem as though...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Unless you have read a good deal about medals and orders before going you really need the audio guide and the one I had stoped working partway through the building. This is a free museum and contains medals and uniforms up to about the end...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The museum is opposite Musee d’Orsay and free of charge. It houses an incredible collection of insignia of various world orders of knighthood as well as uniforms and formal dress of the knights of these orders. Almost all the exhibits are amazing masterpieces of jewel...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. As several others have noted, one person on the staff was rude and it tainted our visit. We were belittled for our difficultly understanding verbal rules regarding photos provided by a obviously non native English speaker, with a difficult accent. We should...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from annbow |
Originally the horse stables for the mansion next door I was told. Clearly renovated since that time, and newly cleaned in about 2007. A jewel of a collection, donated largely by Antonio ?, an Italian collector of military... More