Musée Militaire du Périgord

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Closes at 06:00 pm

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Useful information

Location : In town

Province : White Périgord

Services

  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • English
    • Museum gathering the military souvenirs brought back by the Périgourdins during their campaigns, whether they relate to the daily life of the soldier or to the feats of arms of the Regiments where they had served. It is with more than 12,000 objects, all remarkable, rare or picturesque, that you will relive the daily life of our soldiers, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Associative museum since January 18, 1911, recognized as a public utility since 01/29/1928.

      Opening : museum open all year round from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. except Sundays and public holidays.

      Prices :
      - Full price: 5€/person
      - Reduced price: 3€/person
      - Free: children under 12 and school groups

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Traveller Reviews Musée Militaire du Périgord

4.5 sur 5 132 reviews

  • joost

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by joost on 22/03/2017

    Special interest museum in the center of town. Interesting place to browse and let your mind wander a little. This small museum based on a large collection of medals, insignia, flags, military uniforms, helmets, badges, and weaponry ranging from sables, pistols and canon, to a sea-mine and a German flying bomb… A bit dusty, but to give it a positive spin; you will find the content well compensating what the presentation lacks (though that might take some effort, prior knowledge and a little interest). The collection started out to commemorate the Prussian war, but sprawled in all directions and now includes materials related to the Napoleonic area, Crimean war, the world wars, French colonial deployments as well as later UN missions. There is a lot of material on display, some given context, much of the collection is just that. You will find what you look for, or chance upon some campaigns you never heard of, but do not expect much guidance or storytelling. It is an amazing collection of smaller collections, maybe a bit too much material for such little space. The amount of medals on display somehow makes you question the value of these ‘awards’, some have an eerie way of recurring. The current events on the Crimea, mirror the Crimean War medials, and some unexpected Nazi paraphernalia awarded for their campaign in the Crimea, including the an original poster advertising ‘the opportunity to go and fight Bolshevism in the east’ (in French). A contemporary print shows Napoleon handing out medals to kneeling subjects (in a posture that makes the present day viewer wonder who’s honoring who). There was an interesting special exhibition of art from the WWI trenches with drawings and sketches.

  • Shai Nissan

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Shai Nissan on 13/05/2022

    3 floors of an impressive exhibition of the French forces since the medieval and almost to the present day. Too bad there are no signage and explanations in English. The person who runs the place is very kind and friendly. 5 Euro entrance fee. Opens only at 2:00 pm. There is no lift.

  • Graham Stott

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Graham Stott on 04/09/2022

    An amazing collection of military related items from around the world and covering several centuries. I just wish my French was better!

Traveller Reviews Musée Militaire du Périgord

4.5 sur 5 89 reviews

  • "Visiting Périgueux."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by hans-jaguar (Santa Comba Dao, Portugal) on 14/08/2022

    You will pass this small “Military Museum” of Périgord in Périgieux, when walking from the underground parking towards the cathedral. The museum is now more than a century old. It was the wish from...

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  • "Small, but really well done military museum"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by mitch w (Bordeaux, France) on 27/08/2021

    WE really enjoyed this museum dedicated to the Military men of France. Run completely by an association of locals, one has to marvel at the tremendous amount of content in the three story building...

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  • "Really good"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Trip537857 on 05/08/2021

    This museum was amazing. There were so many different things to see, from medals and uniforms to guns and swords. Everything was very well presented and the staff were very pleasant and informative...

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Musée Militaire du Périgord

Address

32 rue des Farges
24000 Périgueux

GPS coordinates

45° 10'59.53"N, 0° 43'15.32"E

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