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Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante

102 rue Trivalle, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 72 40 16
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Surprising military museum!

Just walking from the "new" town to the Citadel, were surprised by the looks of a museum with... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Toulouse, France
A surprise gem for anyone interested in military history

By accident we discovered the Center Culturel de la Memoire Combattante and were guided by a very... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Berlin, Germany
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102 rue Trivalle, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 72 40 16
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Just walking from the "new" town to the Citadel, were surprised by the looks of a museum with strange name. From the street you could see attractive mannequins in uniform, and in we went. The attendant David, super attentive and informative. Lots of uniforms from...More

Thank guayames46
Reviewed 26 April 2017

By accident we discovered the Center Culturel de la Memoire Combattante and were guided by a very knowledgeable and interesting retired French Army colonel. He shared not only the details of the collection but also the men's stories. If you have extra time in Carcassone...More

Thank 280martye
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Lots of uniforms from several countries and all times, nice weapons and army gear, photographies, explanations... a nice trip into history, particularly France and its colonies

Thank indianajoe1
Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's not the Imperial War Museum for sure, but an interesting little museum, dedicated to remembrance of French men at arms. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff. A couple of floors, with exhibits on WW1, WW2, 1st French Indo-china war & Algeria etc. Entrance is free,...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We purely happened upon the Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante by accident. Two of us were veterans in our group and we were interested in a tour. No fee for entry, but we donated to a wounded French soldiers fund and were treated to...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My 9 year old Son is very interested in the military and we popped into the centre. No entrance fee (happily made a donation). Centre was full of interesting photos, recollections, uniforms and memorabilia from French history. Our French wasn't good enough to fully understand...More

Thank JacqC
Reviewed 27 September 2015

An excellent little place. I've been before but it was worth another visit as the exhibitions had changed. This time they covered the French in Algeria and WW2 Resistance in the area. Both different and thought provoking. It also has an excellent small library.

Thank JeffNNN
Reviewed 21 July 2014

only a small place on 2 floors. Staff were very enthusiastic and a interesting local connections to exhibits. Free but a donation tin near the door

1  Thank kuepper
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Totally agree with previous review that the guide made something out of not very much interest to me.Very close to the Medieval city walls,just before the painted walls.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 16 January 2011

We visited this small museum whilst staying in Carcassonne. We were shown around by the guide(an ex soldier) who explained everything to us in excellent English. It was mainly to do with French military history. There was a section that dealt with World war 11...More

6  Thank scotlandmarion
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