30 minutes or so East of Paris, The Museum of the Great War (Musée de la Grande Guerre) is in Meaux (77 Seine et Marne, Ile de France):

meauxmuseea Museum of History and Society

A new perspective on one of the 20th century’s major conflicts, the First World War, for better understanding of the world of today.

Housing a collection unparalleled anywhere in Europe, the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Pays de Meaux offers a new vision of the first worldwide conflict [1914-1918], through innovative scenography illustrating the great changes and upheavals in society that resulted from it. A remarkable heritage to be handed on to future generations. A museum of’ history and society to help learn of past hardships, better understand present-day society and build tomorrow’s world.

meaux mustardOne of numerous museums focussed in World War I (the Great War as the French call it), this recently opened museum has both temporary and permanent exhibitions. Meaux is in the heart of the Marne battlefields, but also has a splendid Cathedral (St Etienne) and other cultural treasures. However, Meaux is probably most widely known for the cheese Brie de Meaux and Meaux mustard,

Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux Rue Lazare Ponticelli, 77100 Meaux. Closed on Tuesdays and on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

see also the Historial at Péronne


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