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“For French and WWI history buffs” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee Clemenceau

Musee Clemenceau
Ranked #486 of 1,086 things to do in Paris
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Urbana, Illinois
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“For French and WWI history buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

George Clemenceau lived in this apartment for 35 years, and the bedroom in which he died is kept exactly as it was. Clemenceau was mayor of the Paris Commune, a talented journalist, a radical politician and twice the Prime Minister of France, the second time during WWI. The museum is on the upper floor and the living quarters are on the ground floor. It is not easy to find and only open in the afternoon, so check the website before you go. There is an audio guide in English as part of the entrance fee--very informative as well as English signage in many of the cases and displays. The staff person does not speak much English. This is not a criticism but a warning to travelers who always expect to be understood in English.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Texas
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“Small Musee But Well Worth The Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

This is a small Musee in the original apartment of George's Benjamin Clemenceau a French statesman who led the country during the First World War. When you get there on Benjamin Franklin you may find the door to the apartment building locked. Ring the bell and they will open, walk through the small court yard to the Musee entrance, ring the bell. Once inside you will be given an audio tour to go up stairs to the Musee. Then follow the audio through the Musee and on downstairs to the apartment. It is full of history from the late 1800s through 1929. This appears to be a little known museum as we were the only people there, so we took our time to read it all.

Visited July 2013
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