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.