Babylon Tours Paris

Les Invalides War Museum Guided Tour Private

Paris 2 hours

The Musee de l'Armee houses an impressive collection of artefacts, videos, and displays that detail both World Wars. On this 1 and a half to 2 hours of a private tour, your knowledgeable guide will lead you through their histories, detailing the role that France played in helping to defeat its enemies and bring peace to Europe and the world on both occasions.

To understand these fascinating but tragic wars, your guide will give you context dating back to the 19th century, introducing characters like Bismarck during the Franco-Prussian War. Once everyone is on the same page, the tour will trace the sparks that set off this global war, notably the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. You will see the equipment, uniforms, weapons, and other artefacts used on the battlefields. Hear all about the successful Battle of the Marne while seeing one of the iconic taxis that made a French success possible. View original footage detailing the atrocities before arriving at the Treaty of Versailles. You will even see the train car where the armistice was signed, ending the war. Next, follow Hitler’s ascent to power in Germany, leading to arguably more atrocious World War II. Your guide will discuss significant events like the Ligne Maginot, Dunkerque, and the Occupation of Paris while pointing out some surprising artefacts. Learn about powerful men like Petain and De Gaulle who helped guide France through the war. You will discover stories behind the battles of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris, a city which survived, miraculously, without any scars to show.

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