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Chateau de l'Emperi

Salon-de-Provence, France
+33 4 90 56 22 36
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Stunning views

Amazing museum and castle with currently an exhibition on the army with beautiful costumes and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
London, United Kingdom
interesting structure

Castle is pretty much ruined and now turned into a military museum. Catherine de Medici once... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
New York City, New York
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Salon-de-Provence, France
+33 4 90 56 22 36
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Amazing museum and castle with currently an exhibition on the army with beautiful costumes and arms. Overlooking the city center.

Thank SandraSE
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Castle is pretty much ruined and now turned into a military museum. Catherine de Medici once visited to consult Nostradamus.

Thank TanZimSa
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Both my son and husband love military history, so this museum fit the bill. There is an incredible number of uniforms and armaments from the late 18th and 19th centuries. If you aren't interested in the French military, probably best to move on (although the...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The castle is very interesting outside. There is a military museum inside, but if you do not want to go in, you can climb on the terrace, which opens a wonderful panorama of the city.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very extensive collection of french weapons and uniforms from the 15th century the end of of WWI, with specific emphasis on the french Empires. Does become a little repetitive in the long run. Be aware that all is in French and the experience would benefit...More

Thank Bo W
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This museum has a very impressive collection of old fire arms and uniforms, particularly around Napoleon. You do not get to appreciate much of the chateau though which is a pity. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Martin_France_06
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A lovely place to visit for a few hours. There are many displays with lots of armoury. I liked the garden as there are fabulous views across the town.

Thank Longdistancelizzie
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

A very complete collection of uniforms, weapons such as rifles, swords nicely illustrated with maps and other original documents. A must see!

Thank Joerg S
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This museum is a legend in itself - born out of the passion of 2 brothers (the Brunons) for military history and collecting artefacts. Bestowed with a family fortune, they started collecting in 1911. One brother died on the battlefield during WW1, the surviving brother...More

1  Thank Yves M
Reviewed 13 September 2014

We visited this 9th century castle, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Another amazing French monument, not to be missed! We were happy to find that the entrance was free, due to it being a centenary year! The exhibits of weapons and military uniforms was impressive! The...More

4  Thank Bill D
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