Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Les Invalides World War Museum

Skip-the-line & Private Guided Tour: Les Invalides World War Museum
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$88.24
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hrs
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Description

A vast collection of artifacts, videos, and displays await visitors on this 2.5 hour private tour of the Musée de l’Armée and its halls dedicated to the World Wars. Your engaging guide will lead you through the wars, sharing its most significant stories to help everyone understand France’s place in it and the effects these wars had on the French people.

Begin by exploring the 19th century roots that lead to one of the bloodiest wars ever, learning about characters like Bismarck during the Franco-Prussian War. From there, your guide will piece together the chain of events, including the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, that set off World War I. Come face to face with the equipment, uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts that were used during the war’s many battles. Relive the famous Battle of the Marne while seeing one of the iconic taxis that played a crucial role. Watch original footage detailing the atrocities before finally understanding how the Treaty of Versailles ended things. You’ll even see the train car where the armistice was signed, ending the war. Afterwards, you’ll learn how the threat of Adolf Hitler came to be a reality, launching World War II. Discuss significant events like the Ligne Maginot, Dunkerque, and the Occupation of Paris while meandering among artefacts collected from the battlefields. Your guide will discuss famous men like Pétain and De Gaulle who helped guide France through this horrendous war. You will discover stories behind the battles of Normandy and the Liberation of Paris, which lead ultimately the preservation of the city that you can still enjoy today.

A vast collection of artifacts, videos, and displays await visitors on this 2.5 hour private tour of the Musée de l’Armée and its halls dedicated to the World Wars. Your engaging guide will lead you through the wars, sharing its most significant stories to help everyone understand France’s place in it and the effects these wars had on the French people.