National Maritime Museum of Paris, France

National Maritime Museum of Paris, France

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Address: 17 Place du Trocadero et du 11 Novembre

Like all other museums, the national Maritime Museum of Paris is located in the Palais de Chaillot, the Trocadero, you will be able to find even the most dim-witted tourist.

It is very difficult to find in the Paris Museum, which so often changed its location, as it often happened with the Maritime Museum. For its short period of existence, the exhibits of the Museum were transported in a few places. For example, 1801года in 1827, it was located in the Ministry of marine on the place de La Concorde, in the apartments of the Emperor Napoleon in the Trianon. After some time on the orders of king Charles X, all long-known Maritime Museum, finally opened in the Louvre.


Currently the Museum is very popular and much visited. Now in the halls of the Museum you can see a 3.5 thousand different exhibits. And 500 exhibits are exclusively models of ships. Here visitors can see a copy of the well-known ship Titanic. Well as the layouts presented here and the ship “Normandy”, a popular aircraft carrier “Nimitz” and the battleship “Missouri”.


If you really carefully consider the exhibits, can accurately observe the process of changing the form of ships and their technical characteristics. The Museum also has models of submarines, the history of which you can see.


   “Soleil-Royal” and “La real” – the most valuable exhibits of the Museum. The first exhibit is a model of a ship on it in those days was set to approximately 104 guns. The second model of the Admiral’s galley. Also presented is incredibly beautiful, with a rich finish, the model of the linear ship “Louis XV”, which had 108 cannons on Board.

In the Museum you can also find a large number of ethnographic exhibits, ancient maps, which has been preserved, and almost not lose its original appearance, marine instruments, which were used many years ago, guns that were on the ship, a variety of flags, personal coat of arms, and paintings, which are exclusively devoted to the sea theme.