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Interesting visit

Spent about an hour here and found it very interesting. There was a guide in English which was just... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
mummyofaandw
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Chelmsford
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Fabulous

Firstly I was impressed by the friendly staff(all serving Legionnaires). Secondly , I was... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Dovorian1970
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

They even sell their own wine. Good bookshop. Take your time because there is a lot to see and to read.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Patrick G
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

My husband has a great interest in all things military so when our cruise ship docked in Marseilles we hired a taxi which took us some distance out of the city to the museum.

Well worth a visit if you are interested in military history, However how much more informative and enjoyable it would have been if the Foreign Legion could just unbend a little to accommodate those like ourselves who do not have the advantage of being able to speak and read the French language. I suppose I would be shot at dawn for mentioning that English is considered a lingua Franca and just a small translation to accompany the lengthy information in French at each exhibit would be greatly appreciated by many visitors, perhaps.

Date of experience: April 2016
5  Thank Caryn W
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

Unless you have a particular interest, this free museum may not be worth going very far out of your way to see, especially if you don't read French. Hours are not posted-they completely close for lunch (I believe 12-2) where even the gates to the parking area are closed. There is an interesting gift shop-we had heard there was a shop with other items near the main entrance but the officers on duty directed back to the museum store. Since this is not far from Marseille, it can be worth stopping by.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank eeplebneesta
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Aubagne is the birth place of this very famous military unit and therefore there is so much information stored in this lovely museum that it is definitely worth a visit. All of the information is in French (with small parts translated into English) but you can still make out what each part is about and follow the timeline. The gentleman that served us at the gift shop was a former legionnaire who had great pride in showing us former photographs of himself in the tourist guide. The current legionnaires were training in the other room which was very interesting and showed an insight into the people carrying on the regiment today. Would definitely go if you can even if not a fan of French history but extra brilliant for any history fan.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

A very modern and interesting museum, with plenty to see. Lots of mannekins wearing different Legion uniforms over the years, and many weapons on display. Would have appreciated English translation for most of the captions to the displays.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank PHILIP C
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