In January, I posted information about several WWII museums located in the United States, including a wealth of WWII sites in Florida. If you missed that post you can find it here.
Today I'm sharing information on several WWII museums located in France. Of course, there are many more than the five below, but, after researching, these museums stand out to me. I hope to visit all of them in the near future.
Palace Les Invalides - Paris, France
"Located right in the heart of Paris in the prestigious setting of the Hôtel national des Invalides, the museum is home to one of the largest military history and art collections in the world, and offers a unique overview of the history of France.""A remarkable site full of history, the Hôtel des Invalides was founded by Louis XIV to house veterans and wounded soldiers. It now forms the unique, prestigious setting for the Musée de l’Armée." --Information quoted from musement.
Museum of the Surrender - Reims, France
"Discover this historic event which took place, in secret, in the 'card room' set up in the modern and technical college (now high school Roosevelt), within the headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, commanded by General Eisenhower. Archives, uniforms and objects put the months leading up to the signing of the Nazi surrender in Reims into perspective. Relive the night that changed the face of the contemporary world, by entering the signature room, a major European memory, where the end of a tragedy also heralds the beginning of a long reconciliation."
Caen Memorial Museum - Caen, Normandy, France
Many consider this enormous museum to be the best WWII museum in France. Although located in Normandy, its exhibits focus on all of WWII as well as D-Day.
Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy - Bayeux, Normandy, France
|Courtesy of Civilians at War Museum - Europe Remembers|