Musée National de la Marine is devoted to the history of the French navy. Founded in 1827 on the initiative of one of Charles X's sons, this place houses a unique collection. Located in the west wing of the Palais de Chaillot since 1943, it exhibits models of ships, paintings, weapons, navigational instruments, sculptures and mementos from shipwrecks. The informative accumulation also has objects that depict an on-sea life, including navigation tools and boating equipment, some dating back to as far as the 17th Century. Don't miss the beautifully made miniature aircraft carriers, Napoléons boat or the model of a nuclear submarine. Naval art enthusiasts will delight in the Ports Français series painted by Joseph Vernet.
- Open Hours: Monday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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- Nearest Train: Trocadéro