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“Great free tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee de la Prefecture de Police

Musee de la Prefecture de Police
Ranked #251 of 1,088 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This museum explores the history of the Parisian police force from the 17th century to the present.
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great free tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Being a retired police officer I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. While I am not completely literate in French I was able to see many of same tools and techniques we use in the US. I really enjoyed seeing a close up of the guillotine and the various weapons.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Descriptions in French but still interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

This unasumming Police Museum is located in a working Police Station, so it felt a little weird walking through a crowd of people needing Police assistance. However, the museum is free and is visually quite interesting. We understand basic french and so could read the descriptions and get the main points of the history and events. The most intersting part was the old crime scenes, cases, and artefacts. If you are in the neighbourhood, its worth a quick stop in. If your French is excellent, plan to spend a bit longer reading the old ledgers, newspaper clippings, and propaganda.

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An interesting diversion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

This museum is located on the second floor of a working police station, which I don't believe receives very many tourists. While we were there I think a total of four other tourists were visiting, all French. All descriptions of the exhibits are in French only, but basic French will suffice to get the gist, and the exhibits themselves are very interesting to any student of French or Parisian history, covering the earliest days of the Paris police force through World War II and the Liberation. More recent material was not available at the time of our visit. While it's impossible to compare directly to the Musee de l'Armee, I would say people who enjoyed the Musee de l'Armee would also find the Police Museum worthwhile.

An interesting half-hour at least, and perhaps much more if literate in French.

Visited April 2012
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