2 exhibitions at the Musée de l'Armée

The EXPO ""As in 1940?" + "1940 ! Words of Rebels""

  • WE LOVE : 2 very educational and lively exhibitions on the situation in France in 1940
  • AGE: from 11 years old
  • DATE: until January 10, 2021
  • LOCATION: Musée de l'Armée des Invalides (Paris 7ème)
exhibition at the Musée de l'Armée

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the French campaign, the French capitulation and the Vichy government, the call of June 18 and the creation of Free France, the Army Museumat the Invalides, presents two fascinating exhibitions for young audiences on life in France in 1940.

See also on the same theme: the Liberation Museum  - Exciting and free

"As in 1940... The year 40 in France, a year rich in events

  • The exhibition focuses on the atmosphere of this terrible year and its consequences for the population after the shock of the defeatIt is the daily life of the French of 1940, of the prisoners of war, of the refugees, of the resistance fighters or of the inhabitants of the various zones that is presented here.
  • 2 rooms, 2 atmospheres. The 1st room is essentially military. It shows maps of the French campaign and the defeat. The second room, is about the civil life in the 2nd half of 1940. What does it mean to be French and to live in France after the armistice.
  • With more than 215 objects, archives, photographs, animated maps and multimedia devices, the exhibition presents the backstage and the way the French perceived this terrible year.
  • A very successful, immersive and chilling exhibition not to be missed!

"1940 ! Words of Rebels": the exhibition dedicated to the Companions of the Liberation

  • This second, shorter exhibition also deals with the year 1940. It is centered on the motivations of the commitment of the Companions of the Liberation.
  • It is located in the Museum of the Order of the Liberation, which is part of the Invalides Museum (right next to the Saint-Louis des Invalides Cathedral).
  • " 1940 ! Paroles de rebelles" is a really great and touching little exhibition. It questions the mysteries of commitment.
  • The exhibition questions the when, why and how of the companions' commitment in 1940even before General de Gaulle's speech.
  • Through numerous filmed testimonies (an extraordinary opportunity to see these men tell their commitment), accompanied by letters, war diaries or personal effects, the exhibition shows how and in the name of which values the first 1038 resistance fighters fought for a free France.
  • An exemplary, very lively exhibition that will not leave the young public indifferent!

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Practical information

See schedule details
  • Every day (except January 1, May 1, December 25)
  • From 10 am to 6 pm
  • Nocturne on Tuesdays until 9pm

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