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Detailed guide to viewing exhibitions at Paris Army Museum

Created in 1905, the Paris Army Museum is a national military museum known for its invaluable collection of objects including weaponry, relief maps, historical figurines, costumes, emblems, artillery models and artwork. It is one of the largest museums of military art and history in the world boasting a collection of over 500,000 relics and artifacts. 

The museum hosts several exhibitions held throughout the year. This page has all you need to know about the different exhibits held at the Paris Army Museum.

Why Should You Attend a Paris Army Museum Exhibition?

Current Paris Army Museum Exhibitions

Currently, there is one exhibition showing at the Paris Army Museum. You will find an overview of the exhibition in the section below.

Duels - The Art of Fighting

Dates: From Wednesday 24 April 2024 to Sunday 18 August 2024

"Duels: The Art of Fighting" is an exhibition exploring the historical roots and evolution of dueling, from ancient times to modern portrayals in fiction. Featuring a diverse array of weaponry and notable duels, the exhibition delves into the social, cultural, and imaginative significance of this ritualized combat form. Coinciding with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, it traces the origins of Olympic fencing while highlighting the theatricality and historical figures associated with dueling. The exhibition offers a rich program of cultural activities, including concerts, conferences, and guided tours, engaging visitors of all ages.

Past Exhibitions at Paris Army Museum

The Paris Army Museum has hosted several exhibitions since its creation in 1905. Some of the most prominent themes include Napoleon’s legacy and death, the Battle of France and the Appeal of 1940, French military history, the shared destinies of Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle, the life of a soldier and their perspective of war, Picasso’s experience of war as a civilian, and the conflicts that were fought secretly, to name a few.




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Frequently Asked Questions About Paris Army Museum Exhibitions

What exhibitions are currently showing at the Paris Army Museum?

The current exhibition at the Paris Army Museum is "Duels: The Art of Fighting," exploring the historical and cultural significance of dueling.

Do I need to buy separate tickets to view the various exhibitions at Paris Army Museum?

No. The entry tickets include access to the Paris Army Museum’s permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions.

What are the dates for the "Duels: The Art of Fighting" exhibition at Paris Army Museum?

The "Duels: The Art of Fighting" exhibition is showing until 18 August 2024.

How can I view the exhibitions at Paris Army Museum?

You will need to reserve your tickets to Paris Army Museum in advance to view the exhibitions there. 

When did Paris Army Museum host its first exhibition?

The Paris Army Museum has hosted several exhibitions since it was created in 1905.

What are some of the prominent exhibitions that have been held at the Paris Army Museum?

Some of the prominent exhibitions that have been held at the Paris Army Museum include Picasso and War, One Hundred Years of Army Photography, View from the Front – Representing the Great War, Napoleon No More, Les Invalides in the Great War, Indochina Land and People – 1856-1956, Secret Wars, and Animals & War, to name a few.

What is the Paris Army Museum famous for?

The Paris Army Museum is known for its vast collection of military objects including weaponry, relief maps, historical figurines, costumes, emblems, artillery models, paintings, musical instruments, armor, artwork, and other relics and artifacts that celebrate the military power of France.

Do I need to book my tickets in advance to view the Paris Army Museum exhibitions?

Booking tickets in advance to the Paris Army Museum exhibitions ensures you entry to the museum, without the hassle of long ticketing queues.

How many exhibitions are held at Paris Army Museum annually?

While there is no fixed number of exhibitions held annually, the Paris Army Museum hosts exhibitions throughout the year.