The Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum), located inside l’hôtel national des Invalides (originally a hospital and retirement center for military veterans), just south of the Seine in central part of Paris.
The WWI and WWII exhibits are temporarily closed, but there’s a lot to see even without them. As with many museums in the city, it’s easy to lose perspective as you browse showcase after showcase of priceless historial artifacts. I tried to remind myself that any one of them would’ve been a signature centerpiece in most North American museums, even if lost in a sea of equally impressive items of the French capital’s rich collections.
Published May 7, 2023.