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Museum of the Legion of Honor

2 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 40 62 84 25
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Harassed by staff

This is per se a brilliant historical museum, and for history-lovers, this museum is a must-see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ln97889
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Paris, France
Audio Guide Problems

Unless you have read a good deal about medals and orders before going you really need the audio... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
jsthouston
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Houston, texas, USA
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2 rue de la Legion D Honneur, 75007 Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank ln97889
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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

Thank jsthouston
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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

Thank Catherine L
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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

1  Thank tromt
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We went seeking details of recipients and military encounters however it is more a history O’Dwyer French campaigns and the decorations for each, primarily up to WW l. Beside the Musee D’Orsay with free entry. Worthwhile, 30-45 mins with some really interesting regalia from the...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Sitting directly opposite Musee d’Orsay, this moving Museum is FREE of charge. If you have an interest in honour of any sort, not just military, I highly recommend taking time to spend an hour or so here. We were fortunate to be there when a...More

1  Thank AlMel27
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I wonder how many people come over here after visiting the Musee d'Orsay. I was amazed at the extensive collection of medals but also paintings and historic items. There is a wonderful collection of portraits of military "types" on the lower floor - mostly from...More

1  Thank suzanochka
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This museum is right next door to the Musée d'Orsay, it is free, and it is uncrowded. Interesting displays show the history of the medal; my favorite section showed famous American recipients. In a city overflowing with famous museums and attractions, this little gem is...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was an extremely emotional visit and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in honour . As a veteran of Her Majesty's military, it gives me pride to have visited such a dedication to our comrades from many walks of life.

Thank Derek G
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The Legion of Honor is a bit of a cross between the Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the U.S. This museum is a memorial to the medal first, the man who created it second (Napoleon), and some of the recipients...More

Thank Traveling4BiznFun
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segarrett86
21 March 2017|
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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
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