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    Please, post here about the Legion d’honneur and Orders Museum of Paris.

    Here is the officiel website of the Museum (in French and English) :




    And here, for our Members speaking or understanding French, a serie of documents about orders and medals to download :

    http://www.musee-legiondhonneur.fr/00_k … 0903&lid=1




    Many thanks for the interesting documents!


    Paris Legion d’honneur and Orders Museum reopens

    It is very pleasant news that the Paris "Musee de la Legion d’honneur et des Ordres de chevalerie" is now open to the public.

    I was invited to a special preview yesterday. I stayed 2 1/2 hours and could not see everything in detail. Completely refurbished in a neat and elegant way on three levels, this Museum was under reconstruction for over 3 years, litterally gutted out and rebuilt. It is one of the greatest Museums uniquely dedicated to Orders and Decorations in the World, and certainly the most modern.

    French and world-wide orders and decorations are on show, with drawers the visitor can pull out to see more. The complete history of French awards and decorations is profusely covered and many extremely rare foreign awards are also on display.

    But I will not try to describe the material… Just don’t miss it on your next visit to Paris.

    The Museum is open every afternoon from 13 to 18 hours except on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is very centrally located and easy to reach by the Underground (Metro) and buses.

    A very worthwhile visit, even worth the trip.

    Best regards to all.


    France is celebrating the 50th birthday of the national Order of Merit, insituted by Charles de Gaulle on 3 December 1963.

    An exhibition has been inaugurated on 14 July 2013, at the National Museum of the Legion of Honor, in Paris:

    "De Gaulle et le Mérite, création d’un ordre républicain."

    This exhibition will be open from 14 July 2013 to 26 January 2014.

    More details here:


    A not to miss exhibition!!


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